Spring hailed at Afton Alps -- even if winter lingers (W/PHOTO GALLERY)
Sub-freezing temperatures might have suggested otherwise, but spring was clearly in the air last weekend at Afton Alps Ski Area.
The Denmark Township ski area on Saturday held its annual Spring Fling event, which was marked by a full slate of activities.
Skiers and snowboarders spent a good deal of the day at WinchFest, Red Bull-sponsored activity where riders were pulled across obstacles on flat land by a high-powered winch. At the end of the run, the momentum carried riders skyward on an incline built into the snow.
As the afternoon activities progressed, Afton Alps-goers gave their best efforts in the Mogul Mash, a costume event, a tug of war and the coup de grace – a water-skip event, where riders tried their best to stay afloat while racing across open water.
While the event marked this week’s official arrival of spring, it didn’t mean the end of the ski season at Afton Alps. The resort will remain open until at least the first week of April, according to officials there.