This spring, the perfect combination of a good deal and a good time can be found in Northwest Montana. Whitefish Mountain Resort offers several spring deals for skiers and peppers the calendar with end-of-season crowd pleaser events.

Whitefish winds up the season with several events, including the Winter Brewfest and the final Moonlight Dine and Ski. Among the end-of-season fun, the Dummy Derby and Pond Skimming rate high as hefty crowd-pleasers.

On March 30, the Dummy Derby sends homemade contraptions on skis flying off a jump and crashing into a pile. The bigger the crash, the better the appeal. Here’s a taste of the crashes:




On April 6, skiers and snowboarders attempt to skim across a pond of icy water. Some make it, but big cheers go to those who with giant splats.




For the end of the season, Whitefish is offering several deals, including one with Alaska Airlines. But tickets must be booked by March 21, 2013. Flights from most Alaska Airlines cities to Glacier International Airport (FCA) in Kalispell are discounted by 20 percent through the end of the ski season on April 7. By presenting your boarding pass at check in, you can also get 10 percent off lodging at the resort and lift tickets. Special codes are needed for both reservations, but they are available on the Whitefish Mountain Resort website.

Spring lodging and lift ticket packages are available, too. When booking three nights of accommodations at the resort and three days of lift tickets, you can add on a fourth for free. This package is available through April 7.

Those who want to hit the slopes during the last week of operation, March 31 through April 7, can get another deal. When booking two nights of accommodations and purchasing two days of lift tickets, you can add on a third night and third day skiing for free.

Some stipulations apply to all of the packages. Call 800-858-4152 for reservations. Look here for more details: deals, events.