What's the best way to beat the heat and enjoy this wonderful weather on our beautifully sunny spring day? How about a cold beverage and a delectable array of chili slopeside topped off with a little live music? That sounds like an ideal afternoon if you ask us.
After a very entertaining Masters of the Hose Race, in which local Bethel Fire Department took home the winning trophy, our Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff is well underway. We couldn't have asked for a better day for this year's cookoff, the sun is shining, the temps are mild and the live music is rocking. Both local restaurants and amateurs are dishing out some amazing homemade chilis which pair perfectly with a fresh Shipyard Bloody Mary next to the outdoor fire.
Our mild temperatures are forecast to continue through the beginning of this upcoming week. We have some light snow headed our way overnight that could bring a little over an inch of snow by morning. Clouds are expected to move in later today but there is still plenty of time to work on that goggle tan beforehand.
This first weekend of spring events was highlighted by some amazing weather and heaps of action and we are looking forward to the same for our upcoming week. Midweek we have Olympic Qualifier Alpine Races on Wednesday and we finish up the week with our most anticipated weekend of the season, Spring Festival presented by Bud Light.
Be aware that as we lead further into the spring season, lift operation schedules will change. If you are looking for more information on just how long our season will go and where you can ski on next year's pass right now, check out our spring operations plan.
To enjoy both amazing spring skiing and spring events, be sure to pick up a 2017-2018 season pass and use it to ski free for the rest of this season. You can also turn in your lift ticket the day you use it at the Season Pass desk and we'll credit your ticket towards next year's pass. You can buy these passes online, by calling 800-430-0772, or at South Ridge Lodge.
2017-18 Season Pass: Buy now and ski free the rest of this season, or deposit $50 by April 30 to lock in the spring rates, then pay over the summer.
Free Friday: For the price of a two-day ticket, you can ski three days starting any Friday this month when you buy online.
State Days: $49 lift tickets for New Hampshire residents on Tuesdays and Maine residents on Wednesdays for the remainder of the season when purchased online.
$49 College Tickets: Walk up to the ticket window with a valid college ID and score a deal this month.
Lodging: Book at room at the Snow Cap Inn this month for as low as $69 a night.
As always, buying your tickets online in advance can save you up to 30 percent off of the ticket window rates.
Keep those tips up,