Boston Mills and Brandywine, the twin ski areas near Cleveland, will be holding their Winter Carnival on Saturday, March 10. Filled with events and competitions that appeal to a wide audience, it’s as much fun for spectators as participants.
A couple of the more unusual competitions are the Firehose Race and Garbage Bag Race. The Firehose Race requires teams of four to ski through a gentle slalom course transporting the firehose. Drop it and you're out. In the Garbage Bag Race you go down the hill using only a garbage bag. Put it on and slide down the hill, but it has to be on your backside.
A couple of the better spectator events are the Costume Contest and the Slosh Pit.
In past years the Slosh Pit has offered two different pits to cross. The Granddaddy featured 65 feet of cold waist deep water to cross, and the Little Brother was a 15-foot pool. You had to declare the pit you planed on crossing. If you made it across the larger pit you received a BMBW T-shirt, and the best trick received a $25 gift card to Buckeye Sports Center.
An extreme sledding event using the Austrian Zipfibob sleds is another fun event to watch. The costume contest takes place in the afternoon when in past years the top three costumes in each category were determined by audience applause. Live music takes place in Joe Rider's Lounge & Deli from 6-9 p.m. Go here for more information on the event schedule.
The season will be quickly winding down in March. Get out and have some extra fun on the slopes while enjoying Winter Carnival.