It’s time to break out the bikinis and sunscreen for spring break at Oregon’s Mt. Hood Ski Bowl. The resort packs in a week of events and offers spring break skiers and snowboarders a discounted lodging and lift ticket package.

Spring break at Mt. Hood Skibowl takes place March 22-30, 2013. It kicks off with the annual Snow Beach Festival and ends with the sledding antics of the Red Bull Schlittentag.

The 12th annual Snow Beach Festival slated for March 23 brings family-friendly events to the slopes along with tiki torches and flamingos. Skibowl’s mascots, Snow Bunny and Frosty the Snowman, will make appearances. Contests for crowd amusement or entry feature pond skimming splashes, hot dog gorging, and rail jam tricks. Live music accompanies the adult fun with Suds On The Slope — a microbrew and spirits tasting event in the Snow Beach Beer Garden.

Here’s a few of the splats from last year’s pond skimming:


During the spring break week, Cosmic Tubing runs every night. Lights and music pump up the action on SkiBowl’s tubing hill.

The finale for Skibowl’s spring break week takes place on March 30. Any three-person team can enter the Red Bull Schlittentag, a sledding race that includes a jump. The sleds are homemade contraptions steered by a pilot. Speed and creativity combine to award the champions, who will win a trip to the Red Bull Flutag at Long Beach.

For spring break skiers, Mt. Hood Skibowl is offering a lift and lodging package valid for March 22-30. You can get $150 off a five-night stay at the Collins Lake Resort. Lodging is in the Chalets or Grand Lodges. Lift tickets can be packaged in for up to 45 percent off window retail and discounted tubing tickets can be added on, too.

For more information, call 800-234-6288. Mt. Hood Skibowl information is also available here: Snow Beach Festival, Red Bull Schlittentag, spring break lodging.