SnoCountry's Best Silly Season Events; Duct Tape Derby To Flauschink Partying
Looking for some spring fun on the slopes? Spring brings out “the silly season,” and for good reason according to Crystal Mountain’s Brian Lawson.
“It really isn’t winter anymore in northern Michigan, but not yet spring. We can be sitting on top of a four to five-foot base, and it isn’t going to melt anytime soon. People just relax and have fun,” he told SnoCountry.com, “and, we provide the fun with a bunch of silly events.”
Here are some of the best silly season spring events held across Sno Country.
Crystal Mountain hosts a 5-for$50 lift ticket special Friday, March 13, and Spring Fling events Saturday include a Cardboard Classic, Slush Cup, and on-slope Kayak Race. All three are great spectator events.
The Killington Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, one of the region’s largest spectator parties, is Saturday, April 11. Other events the same day include Sunday River’s Pond-a-Palooza, the bigger the splash the bigger the prize, and Mount Sunapee’s Intergalactic Cardboard Sled Race that’s a world apart from other sled races. The 27th annual Bud Light Reggae Festival is at Sugarloaf Mountain April 9-12; a great weekend of skiing, riding and music.
One of the more unusual events is the Alpine Meadows annual Snow Golf tournament, slated for Saturday, April 5. The family event starts at the top of Summit Express Chair and meanders back to the bottom of Alpine Bowl Chair.
Steamboat, Colo. celebrates the end of the season with the Springalicious Festival, April 6-12, featuring free concerts, the Cardboard Classic and Pond Skim Competition. The 35th annual Classic Saturday, April 11. It’s one of the resort’s top spectator events, and the race down Stampede is guaranteed fun and mayhem.
Photos: Top -- Go spring kayaking on Crystal Mt. (Crystal Mt./Facebook); Left -- No live people used at Diamond Peak's Dummy Downhill (Diamond Peak/Facebook);Right -- Time to flush out winter at Crested Butte at Flauschink Celebration (Crested Butte); Bottom -- It's Sunday River's Pond-A-Paloosa (Sunday River/Facebook)