My son was severely depressed when 5:00 p.m. rolled around yesterday and he took his last run for the season at Blue Mountain Ski Area. Bear Creek Mountain Resort also closed yesterday, marking the official end to skiing and snowboarding season in Lehigh Valley.
Besides being their closing day, Blue Mountain also held their annual Pond Skimming Competition (Bear Creek's was the previous weekend). I decided to go check it out because last year I had a blast. Kate from the office decided to meet me there cause she thought it would be a ton of fun ... and that it was!
Kate and I were trying to determine which "character" we enjoyed the most: the person in the chicken costume, the two guys in the speedos, the pirate, the girls in the bikinis, the little kids who barely had enough weight to get across the pond or the Hawaiian guy in the grass skirt and lei.
There is one more snowboarding event at Blue Mountain this season that my son will get to experience and that is the Grateful Shred Rail Jam, scheduled for Saturday, April 18th. Last year it was about 75 degrees on the day they held it and everyone had a great time being back on the snow. As an avid boarder, my son wouldn't miss this event for the world!
After that, I'll have to spend the next seven months trying to keep my 15-year old at bay until the season starts again. He is an avid bike rider and likes to fish and golf so hopefully that will keep him busy. Any other suggestions?