Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort spins into high gear for spring skiing and snowboarding. The resort launched a spring lift and lodging package, and a full lineup of events brings out the costumes and silliness. So check out these six reasons to ski the slopes of Whitefish Mountain Resort this spring.

Visitors can get a lift ticket and lodging package for spring at the resort. You can buy three nights and get the fourth night for free from now through the end of the season on April 8, 2012. Rates start at $120 per person per night double occupancy in a standard condominium.

In spring, you can head to the summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort on a sunny day for views of Glacier National Park. A panorama of the park’s jagged peaks stretch across the horizon from Canada to the Bob Marshall Wilderness.

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The peaks of Glacier National Park are visible on sunny days from the summit of Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo by Becky Lomax.

When the sun shines, you can enjoy an afternoon drink on the deck of the Summit House. The Summit House overlooks Flathead Valley several thousand feet below.

On March 17, you can join the throngs dressed in green and hit the Bierstube for St. Paddy’s Day. Even in Montana, you can find green beer.

Park jibbers can show off their final stunts of the season by entering the annual Corn Cup March 17-18. Saturday features the skier- and boardercorss while Sunday throws open the slopestyle competition.

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A contestant sails across the pond during the final event of the season at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo by Becky Lomax.

Spectators and contestants can finish the season with the annual pond skimming contest on April 8. Costumed contestants ski into a pond filled with ice-water, blow up alligators, and beach balls. Crowds gather to watch the event, enjoying the splashes of those who wobble out of control and sink.

For more information, check here for lodging and here for events.