Indianhead Mountain, located at the western end of Michigan's UP, has some fun season ending events scheduled. With all the great snow - so far over 13 feet this season - skiing and riding has been superb. However, all good things come to an end, and the last day the slopes will be open this season is Sunday, April 4.
The resort's infamous Slush Cup takes place Saturday, March 27. Those Yuppers - people who live in the UP - start getting a little crazy this time of year with spring fast approaching. They love to go pond skimming with their skis and snowboards. It's always good for some big splashes and big laughs. Even a few bikini-clad UP women have been known to show up for the event in years past.
The Slalom Mountain Bike Race takes place Saturday, April 3 on Voyager's Hi-way starting at 1 p.m. This popular spectator event is a timed run and the better of two runs counts for score. Medals and one daily lift ticket for the upcoming season are awarded to the first three finishers. It's a $10 entry fee and you can sign up at the Guest Service desk up until 11 a.m. race day. The video playback takes place in the Summit Center after the race at 4 p.m. The race is a GS/slalom type course, no jumps and helmets must be worn, and, oh yeah, no chains or spikes allowed.
Indianhead's annual Easter Egg Hunt is Sunday, April 4. Snowshoe hares take the place of the Easter bunny up here, but they get the job done. The kids have a great time finding the eggs on the slopes. Get out and enjoy the last day of the season skiing and riding.
Snofari Packages are good through the end of the season. Three nights for the price of two are available for condo and chalet units, and two-day lift and lodging packages in a hotel room are available from $139 per person based on double occupancy.