Pig Festival to celebrate April snow
Alpine Meadows will celebrate April snow with Pig Festival Weekend April 28 and 29.
The fifth annual Tom Burt Pig Air Classic is scheduled April 28. A benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe,Tom Burt and his snowboard buddies will host a big air contest in the format of the basketball games, P.I.G. Stick a trick off a big-air jump and your opponents have to copy it. Whoever flails gets a letter. Registration will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Alpine Meadows fireplace in the main lodge and the cost is $30. The contest starts at 11 a.m. on Kangaroo Run. Everyone wins something.
The annual Alpine Meadows Snow Golf Tournament will take place April 29. A putter and five-iron are recommended for this nine-hole course that starts at the top of Summit Six Chair in Alpine Bowl. Participants can bring their own junker clubs or borrow from Alpine Meadows. Free registration takes place at the top of Summit Six upon arrival. There is no set starting time, but people can show up as early as first chair. The most important rule is that competitors must be in their skies or snowboard to play. The lowest scores could win passes to Reno, Sacramento and Tahoe golf courses.
Trough-Crossing of Pond Skimming free registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. on the sundeck. Trough-crossing commences at 1 p.m. on Kangaroo run. Creative costumes are encouraged. First prize is a midweek pass, second and third prizes are skis and snowboards.
The second annual Mad Cow Downhill is one big mass of people careening down the hill at once. There is one snowboard mass start and one ski mass Start. Registration is $15 and takes places from 3 to 3:30 p.m. on the sundeck, Competitors will take the last chair up Summit Six for a 4 p.m. start at the top of Alpine Bowl. The winner gets the entry fee money.
Lift tickets are $38 full-day; $26 afternoon; $21 seniors 65-69; $8 seniors 70 and over; $28 teens; and $6 children 12 and under. Anyone with a season pass from any mountain is eligible for a $25 full-day adult lift ticket.
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