With spring approaching, March is always a great time of year to catch sunny runs at your favorite mountain, enjoy outdoor events and save on late-season turns. This year Hidden Valley Resort celebrates the arrival of March with their fourth annual Spring Carnival and huge savings on 2012-2013 season passes.

2012-2013 Season Pass - $335 (Adult), $295 (Junior/Senior) - through March 31.

Pass rates increase April 1. Individuals who purchase a 2012-2013 pass can ski and ride free for the duration of the 2011-2012 season and enjoy additional pass perks all year.

Looking for a great mid-week lodging deal? Spring lodging rate discounts for the Four Seasons Lodges begin March 4 and are in effect through the close of the winter season.

The Incredible $99 Stay and Ski More package includes two days of free skiing for two, as well as free group lessons and rentals. Based on double occupancy. Valid for one night stay on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (beginning March 8).

Don't miss out on Hidden Valley's fourth annual Spring Carnival, March 10 and 11. This "Carnivále" theme brings the festivities of Rio de Janeiro to the mountains for two days of family fun, games and prizes. Activities and games, including an obstacle course, face painting, an adventure race, cake walk, snow volleyball, a treasure dig, jewelry making and more, are scheduled 11 a.m - 4 p.m each day.

More information at hiddenvalleyresort.com, or call (814) 443-8000, ext. 30.