Spring has come to Mt. Hood Meadows, and it has brought with it the most comfortable and enjoyable part of the season for many skiers and snowboarders.

I mean, what's not to like about ample snow and ample sun?

For those of you who need additional prodding, how about checking out some of these springtime events at Mt. Hood Meadows, the home of the $99 Unlimited Spring Pass:

The Bend-based David Browers Colony will serenade the après-ski crowd April 4-5 with its blend of folk rock/country/indie sound.

The Retrofits, one of the Northwest's favorite pop bands, will play the weekend of April 11-12. Take in the Green on White Energy Fair while you are on hand, which will show you how to save energy and dollars.

The Roots of Creation, a jam-reggae hybrid band, takes the Mt. Hood Meadows stage April 18-19.

The Sno-Kona Pond Skim will feature skiers and snowboarders attempting to skim across a specially made pond in front of the base area deck April 25. The best-judged skimmer wins a trip for two to Hawaii.

Check out the Retro Active Gamma Rays after you've dried off. They are a surf-punk combo that will play both Saturday and Sunday (April 25-26).