It's a rite of spring to ski and ride across the infamous [R187R, Indianhead] slush pond that develops at the bottom of the ski hill by the Base Place. A tradition for a number of years it marks the end of the ski season, but what an ending. It's also a popular spectator sport. Just remember that with Indianhead being an upside down resort - the day lodge and facilities are all on top where you start - you have to ski or ride down to view the festivities.

The Slush Cup takes place this season at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4. Awards will be given out for best crash, best trick, and overall crowd appeal. Bikinis and Speedos are optional, but might help the crowd appeal. The tentative last day of skiing and riding will be April 5.

Indianhead offers a spring Snofari lift and lodging special starting at $58 per person, per night, based on quad occupancy. Minimum two nights' lodging and two-day lift ticket are required as part of package.

It's been a great season at Indianhead. Big Snow Country took on new meaning when they approached 14 feet of snow through March. They often get more snow in April. The season normally ends then because of lack of skiers and riders, not snow. They usually close with snow still on the slopes.