March Madness means discounted rates beginning Monday, March 5 at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. Skiers and riders can delight in 25-percent savings on lift tickets, rental equipment and lessons for the remainder of the ski season. Plus Winter Value Packages are discounted by 40 percent; making spring skiing and riding more attractive than ever.

March 4: Celebrate the life of the late Dick Trundy, a decorated Marine Corps General and aviator who served as Sugar Mountain's Director of Operations after his retirement from the service. The Dick Trundy Sugar Cup Giant Slalom competition is a NASTAR-style competition open to skiers and riders from the age of four to seniors 65 years and up. Prizes are awarded to the top three ski and snowboard finishers in 13 categories ranging from four and under to 60 plus.

Registration: 7:30 a.m.
Race: 9 a.m. on Big Red
Cost: $15 -- To support the American Cancer Society. Participants get lift tickets for just $25.

Also on March 4 is Sugar Bear's Birthday Celebration including the Great Bear Race, special treats, and of course cupcakes and ice cream.

March 18: Sugar Mountain hosts the Sixth Annual Easter Egg Hunt right on the slopes. Dress up in your Easter Best costume and join Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear on the snow in search of prize-filled eggs. Hundreds of colorful plastic eggs will be tucked away over the Lower Flying Mile slope within view of the lodge. One lucky skier or rider will find an egg containing a 2012/2013 Sugar Mountain season pass. The Easter egg hunt is free for all children ages 12 and under with a valid lift ticket, or pass. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the bottom of the No. 1 Summit lift.

Need some gear for next season? Stop by the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop's annual Spyder Sample Sale where all 2013 Spyder Sample apparel is 30 percent off retail prices. Remaining 2012 Spyder Sample items are just half price and any leftover 2011 samples are slashed 60 percent off of original retail prices. Quantities and sizes are limited so don't miss out.