By Alicia Dziak
Winter Carnival has come and gone, which means spring skiing season has just about begun. With springtime comes many fun events you can still enjoy out on the slopes.
This Saturday, March 17, check out the Intense Milk Rail Jam 3 from noon to 2 p.m. This is a fun park event for skiers and riders at the base of Yodeler using the giant Intense Milk bottle. While the rail jam is free to enter, you must have a lift ticket and a helmet. Kids under 18 must have a parent signature to participate.
On Sunday, take part in the Northwind Super-G! Cost is $5 per racer, with registration at the Training Center. Training runs from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Rangers race is at 11 a.m., with everyone else starting at 12:30 p.m.. Helmets are required, and a speed suit (or costume) is optional.
Did you get your tubing fix this season? If not, you don’t have much time! Holiday Valley Tubing Co. is only open through Sunday, March 18. Take this opportunity to head to the hills! Grab a tube, get towed up, and speed down one of many high-flying downhill lanes, screaming optional, but highly recommended.
Next weekend, the annual Pond Skimming returns to on Saturday, March 24.
This wet and wild event is a great way to take advantage of the rising temps and melting snow. Those in the know wear creative costumes, ski down the hill, and at the bottom, skim across an icy cold pond created using the snow from the Winter Carnival Snowbar.
You can sign up to ski across the ice-water filled pond or just cheer on the brave competitors—it’s a guaranteed good time either way. Registration is free and starts outside Yodeler Lodge at 11 a.m. (Kids under 18 must have a parent signature; minimum age is 8 years old.) All participants get a one-day pool pass for the Holiday Valley summer pool complex.
Pond Skimming starts at about 1 p.m. and prizes will be awarded for Best Skimmer, Best Costume, Best Kid and Best Splash.
If that’s not enough, enjoy music, a mini-snowbar with drink specials and a barbeque.
With longer daylight hours, Holiday Valley begins their twilight skiing next week, which runs Monday, March 19 through Sunday, March 25. During this time, the lifts and trails are open until 7:30 p.m. (yes, sorry, night owls—that means no more night skiing!) After that, the resort will close at 4:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season.
Don’t miss all the action on the slopes in the next few weeks!