[R318R, Perfect North Slopes] hosts a couple of fun events in March to celebrate the end of the winter season.

Spring Carnival, complete with a slush pit and visit from the Travel Channel, takes place Sunday, March 6, and the area's annual Pink Flamingo Camp, for those that want to improve their freestyle side, takes place the weekend of March 19-20.

The annual carnival is an entertaining event for the whole family. There are a variety of fun activities taking place on the slopes and the tubing hill. Decorated cardboard box races, the slush pit run and downhill dummy exhibition are always popular spectator events.

The Travel Channel with be visiting during the Carnival to tape a segment for the show, Bert The Conqueror. Meet the host, Bert Kreischer, and maybe you will be on the Travel Channel.

Ever wanted to improve your technique for riding the rails, boxes and hitting jumps in the terrain park? Then check out Pink Flamingo Camp, Perfect North's annual freestyle camp for skiers and boarders, if the answer is yes.

Cost for the two-day camp is $150 per person, and $80 for one day. No rental equipment is permitted in the class and helmets are strongly recommended. If you register before March 13 you get a Pink Flamingo T-shirt.

The camp has become known as the place for freestyle enthusiasts throughout the Midwest to come for post-season riding, with unique features that both push riders and facilitate learning. Coaches focus on what riders want to learn while emphasizing Smart Style and Terrain Park Etiquette.

Perfect North partners with nearby lodging properties for weekend lift and lodging packages that offer easy access to the slopes, and many include breakfast. Package rates start from $139 per night for two adults. Most are within 20 to 30 miles of the ski area. Links are available on their website.

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