After a great ski season at Whitewater, pass holders and winter revelers alike are invited to the resort for one last weekend of celebration.
“There’s always a lot of people coming up to ski the last few days and it’s just fun to send it out with a bang,” said Anne Pigeon, indoor operations manager for Whitewater Ski Resort.
There will be plenty of activities and prizes to be won throughout the weekend.
For season pass holders on Saturday, a dual slalom race on Sluice Box where competitors try to match their time on two runs will award a 2013 season’s pass to a competitor in four age categories.
For the most days skied this year, Whitewater Ski Resort will be awarding a skier with a Tea Garden Spring Recovery package.
Saturday will also be the first day of the 50 per cent sale on shop items.
On Sunday the annual Slush Cup will make its way down Bonanza where prizes for best dressed and biggest splash will be awarded.
For kids, a kid zone will be available with treats and games. Dogs can have in on the fun as well as pooches will parade through an obstacle course for prizes.
The annual bike draw is back this year as well, however in the spirit of spring, those ready to hop on their two-wheeled steeds can enjoy the first mountain bike race of the year up and down the Hummer Handle Tow.
Pigeon said despite the operations ending next week, people are still welcome to ski tour at the resort.
“The snow certainly has been coming in March and we’ve got a base that’s almost at the four metre mark, but what happens now is that it just gets quiet,” she said.
“People have generally had enough of the skiing and it’s time to turn to mountain biking and gardens and other recreational activities.
“Certainly people are still welcome to go ski touring, the lifts just won’t be running and it won’t be patrolled.”
Pigeon said that while the base still might hit the four metre mark, they’re already above average for the year.
“It was in the 1998/1999 season that we had a 5.5 metre base at the end… last year we hovered around the 395 mark, but then again this time of year you get a lot of snow but you also get a lot of settlement.”
Pigeon said that while it’s been a great season, they’re already looking for improvements for next season.
“It’s been a phenomenal year snow-wise and customer-wise,” said Pigeon.
“I think all of us are going away very satisfied with the season and certainly looking forward to how we can continue with our improvements over the summer to meet the needs that much better next winter.”