Thursday, March 29, 2012

Brundage Offers Free Skiing

Posted By on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

The ski season is quickly coming to an end. Bogus Basin's lifts will stop turning on Saturday, April 7, while its Nordic trails will close on Sunday, April1. Tamarack will end its season on April 1 as well, while both Sun Valley and Brundage will push on through Sunday, April 8.

Of course, "end of the season" isn't exactly a concrete thing at Brundage Mountain. The McCall resort announced that it will offer bonus weekends through Sunday, April 22, with the possibility of going longer if the snow holds out.

The resort is kicking off its countdown to the finale on Saturday, March 31, with its annual Crazy Daze. So what qualifies the “crazy” title? Everyone is encouraged to don a costume and try their luck at pond skimming—basically taking a run down the slope and trying to make it all the way across a water-filled pool at the bottom. While it’s good fun (especially for the spectators), the transition between snow skiing and water skiing is tricky—which is probably what makes it so much fun.

Pond skimming registration runs from 9-11:30 a.m. and the competition begins at 1 p.m. The day will also include a family poker run, treasure hunt and kids’ pinata party.

As the sand keeps pouring out of the hourglass, the resort will shift from party mode to free-ski mode with, you guessed it, free skiing from Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6. Seriously, you read that right.

Skiers and boarders will still need to pick up a lift ticket at the ticket window, but there will be no charge. Just think of it as more money for apre ski.

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