Purgatory Resort will hold its annual pond skimming event on Sunday, giving skiers and snowboarders a chance to test their water gliding skills while spectators cheer.
The pond skim will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. In addition to the costume-clad competition at the mountain’s base area, there will also be live music, beer and other festivities happening from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pond skimming is a competition where skiers and snowboarders attempt to skim across a pool of icy water as a final farewell to the winter season. It has been a tradition at Purgatory since 2001.
Sunday also marks the end of daily operations at Purgatory, but the mountain will be open on weekends only April 15-16 and April 22-23.
Purgatory has received 371 inches of snow this season and, with a 92-inch base, is 100% open.
Wolf Creek Ski Area, which received 10 more inches of snow this week to bump its total to 490 inches as of Thursday, will close for the season on Sunday.
The Easter Bunny will be hopping up to Wolf Creek on closing day to spread holiday cheer and participate in the mountain’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Wolf Creek is also holding its Easter Fun Race on Saturday. The race begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to skiers and boarders of all ages and abilities. Medals will be given to the top-3 racers in each age division.
The mountain is offering local appreciation rates on lift tickets to everyone through Sunday: $62 for adults, $43 for seniors and $32 for kids.
Wolf Creek is reporting a 150-inch base.
Silverton Mountain received another six inches of snow this week, bumping its base to 100 inches. The mountain currently in its unguided season, operating Wednesday through Sundays. The unguided season will end on April 16.
Telluride, meanwhile, already closed for the season on Sunday after receiving 267 inches of snow this season.