It's the Spirit version of a New Orleans-style Mountain Mardi Gras. This southern classic takes on a northern tone when the celebration spills over onto the snow and slopes, but it's still all about the beads and having fun. Spirit with one of the longest, largest terrain parks in the Heartland and a top-to-bottom terrain trail is one of the best places to ski or ride in the Heartland, and that's not to mention its big 700-foot vertical drop; one of the Midwest's largest. You can go huge here.