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End of Year Rituals at your Hill/Mt/Resort

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Took a mental health day today because it was was above 0C, sunny, and unfortunately 4 days from end of season at my local hill.  Best choice I've made in weeks.  I noticed an excavator prepping for the annual Slush Cup that marks the next to last day the hill is open.  There are lots of family style events, BBQs, and the ever popular coin drop from the lift (ski patrol fundraiser).  It's an end of year ritual.  So what are the end of season rituals at all of your local ski spots? 

 

Apologies if this is the wrong spot but it looked general to me.

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 10

Dummy Derby, Brewfest, Pond Skim.  Closing day is a real circus which I try and dodge by leaving early.  Lot of drinking and costumes and noise.  

post #3 of 10

Hmmmm, well.... closing day at Mary Jane is 4/20.

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@bumpfreaq

Well, we can't all live in paradise....
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Hmmmm, well.... closing day at Mary Jane is 4/20.


About a month earlier than Killington VT.  Gotta love eastern diehards!

post #6 of 10

We also avoid the official end of season party ceremonies that involve a lot of drunk people.  Fun stuff for single people of party fun age though.  I enjoyed them in my late teens and early 20s.  My kids always throw a few snowballs (or a lot) on our last ski day of the season.  Also, we hit the lodge ski shop and check clearance items.

post #7 of 10

We had our "Spring  Fling" two weeks ago and it went off well, race, music , pond skimming etc. We will close Sunday. Time to get in more cycling miles and tune up the boat.

post #8 of 10

Gonna try to ski on Blackcomb and mountain bike in the Whistler bike park this year if they are both open for the last weekend of ski season (last weekend of May usually).

post #9 of 10

Not exactly my local but I like the 'beach' at Abasin.

 

Arapahoe Basin's Early Riser parking lot is home to a stretch of prime real estate known as "The Beach." The Beach backs up to the three lower mountain chairlifts, and is the perfect spot to kick back between runs with family and friends. It's a scene unique to the Basin, and a guaranteed good time!

On the weekends, The Beach plays home to birthday celebrations, special events, employee parties and crazy costumes.

Due to its popularity, the Beach fills up fast! There are 10 spots available for reservations; the rest are first-come, first-served. Each spot has room to park two vehicles and comes with a picnic table.

Beach regulations

 

 

Opening Day through February 13, 2014

Everyday: $100 per spot

Reservations for early-season spots can be made by calling 888-ARAPAHOE (272-7246)

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From February 14 through March 31, 2014

Monday through Thursday: $125 per spot
Friday: $150 per spot
Saturday and Sunday: $175 per spot

Reservations can be made by phone or online here.

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Month of April 2014

Sunday through Friday: $175 per spot
Saturday: $200 per spot

Reservations can be made by phone or online here.

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May 2014 to Closing Day (TBD)

Monday through Thursday: $125 per spot
Friday: $150 per spot
Saturday and Sunday: $175 per spot

 

  • No overnight parking/camping. Any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense.
  • All dogs must be on a leash and cannot be left unattended.
  • No open fires or charcoal grills. Gas grills only.
  • You must leave your beach spot by 6:00 pm when the parking lot gate is locked.
  • Beach Spaces are non-refundable if cancelled inside 14 days of your reservation.
  • No DJs or bands without prior approval; please keep music at a reasonable level.
  • No stages or other constructions.
post #10 of 10
The end of year thing at Whitefish seems to be snow. Six feet in March so far. Can't stand the thought we've got to close in two weeks.
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