Mad River Mountain, one of the top snowboard areas in the lower Midwest, is hosting its third annual Spring Jam, Saturday, March 5.  It's one of the larger spring snow sports festivals in the Heartland.

The day features ski races, pond skimming, several park events, and live entertainment. The events are free to participants. All you need is a lift ticket or season pass.

The park crew is building a two-sided hip for the area's second annual Hip Contest, Atmosphere Clothing's signature event, Hips and Lips, starting at 2 p.m. Throughout the day features will be picked to session, tricks thrown down, and gear awarded.

Live entertainment on the Loft Deck from 2 to 6 p.m. includes The Skratchmatik crew followed by Shin Tower Music. The party moves inside at for award presentation and The Ark Band takes the stage at 8 p.m., performing until midnight.

Cabin Fever Day is Saturday, Feb 26 from noon to 3 p.m. There are slopestyle contests and Demo Day, which gives you a chance to decide what equipment you want to ski or ride next season. It will be showcasing 2012 products.

An all-day adult weekend lift ticket is $43. Juniors (7-12) and seniors (65+) are $32. Get out and enjoy some spring skiing and riding.

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