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SnoCountry's Best Silly Season Events; Duct Tape Derby To Flauschink Partying

Kayaking in spring at Crystal Mt.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. 

In the East, Mount Snow’s signature event, The Duct Tape Derby is Sunday, March 29. It has grown into one of the region’s top spring spectacles, and it’s all held together by duct tape.   

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.

Diamond Peak Dummy DownhillIn the West? Diamond Peak’s 15th annual Dummy Downhill at Lake Tahoe, Calif. kicks off the “wacky season”  Sunday, March 29, launching dummies off a big jump; no live people used in the event.

Faluschink at Crested ButteCrested Butte, Colo. flushes out winter and welcomes spring with its 46th annual Flauschink Celebration, April 1-5, which includes daily events for the whole family on the mountain and in town.

Copper Mountain hosts the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt Sunday, April 5. Hop on over and let the kids hunt for 50,000 eggs scattered around 2,500 acres.

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) 

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