At Elk Mountain in Union Dale, Pa., the new snow means the mountain should be all set for their annual Spring Carnival going on Saturday, March 24. The event has everything you'd expect to find at a spring fling on the mountain including slopestyle competitions and cardboard races and also a few more unorthodox activities such as a bean bag obstacle course and pudding eating contest. Registration for all events starts at 9 a.m. in the main lodge. While you're there check out the spring clearance sale in the ski shop. After you get geared up, it's time for the cardboard vehicle race at 10 a.m. on West Slope. Watch as teams of three or four attempt to navigate their crafts of duct tape, cardboard and glue down the course without loosing any team members. Prizes will be awarded for fastest time and most creative cardboard craft. From 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. swing by East Slope to see winter artisans creating snow sculptures. No snow angels allowed. Or head over to the winter garden lounge for a variety of games and some live music. At the same time over on the beginners slope, children 12 and under can compete in the bean bag obstacle course. It's not quite as it sounds. For the more daring, starting at 12:30 p.m. on West Slope is the slopestyle competition with five different categories based on age and gender. Competitors will have two opportunities to impress judges rating them on technicality, style/skill and creativity/originality. The pudding eating contest starts at 2 p.m. for kids 12 and under in the cafeteria and the Carnival winds down with a costume parade at 3 p.m. on West Slope, though music and games continue until 6 p.m. in the garden lounge. With all the activity, don't forget to get in a few turns as Elk won't be open for much longer. Though a closing date has not been set yet, Elk hopes to keep cranking the chairs through the end of the month, weather permitting and depending on skier visits.