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And Then There Were Three

And Then There Were Three – Three resorts are open this weekend, and its the last weekend for two of them. Like a high school graduation party, Echo Mountain and Loveland are ending the season with some pomp, circumstance and senior steeze.

A cool end-of-season perk trend we’ve seen a lot of this year is season pass reciprocation. For example, if you have a season pass for a mountain that already closed, bring it to Loveland this weekend and you can get an adult full day lift ticket for $30. Once you have the lift ticket you can revel in the closing weekend events-and El Nino snow conditions.

Loveland Ski Area and Wahoo’s Fish Tacos are excited to host the Tall T’s n’ Tacos Terrain Park Competition on May Day, May 1st, 2010.Skiers and Snowboarders of all ages and abilities are invited to come out and compete in this slopestyle event for the chance to win some of the $10,000 in prizes. Dont do anything inverted or youll be disqualified.Registration cost is $20 and includes a free tall tee and lunch from Wahoo’s Fish Tacos.Coupons for half price registration and a discounted lift ticket are available at all Colorado Wahoo’s Fish Taco locations.Theres one right next to our office in LoDo, way too convenient, were there A LOT. (Photo courtesy of Loveland Ski Area)

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Join Loveland for the last day of skiing and riding for the 09/10 season. Take advantage of specials on Tommyknocker Beer, and enjoy live Music from Arnie J. Green on the Basin Patio from 3pm – 5pm.

Like throwing your graduation cap up in the air, an end-of-season celebration just isnt the same without a pond skim. At Echo Mountain, May 2nd is their Last Day Meltdown Presented by Clif Bar. Join Echo Mountain for their end-of-season party featuring the Slush Cup Pond Skim, a rail jam, and high ollie contest. Echo staff will be grilling on the patio and hosting an on-snow ski and snowboard demo.

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Registration for the Slush Cup Pond Skim is free. The person to complete the course in the fastest time will win $250. Registration will be in the garage from 9am-11am.

And just because they’re not closing yet doesn’t mean A-Basin doesn’t have stuff going on. This weekend kicks off Arapahoe Basins Shakin at the Basin May Concert Series. The series gets started on May 1st with Toad King. “Blazing their own trail through the depths of this ever changing music industry, this quartet of young, eager musicians and songwriters provides us with a refreshing sound that defines genres.” Toad King will be playing on the ticket office steps from 1pm – 4pm. The Shakin’ at the Basin May Concert Series is a free series of concerts. (Photo by Casey Day)

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Also on the 1st, A-Basin is hosting their 7th Annual Huck, Rock’n Roll. After the other parks have put away the rails and dozed the jumps, the Treeline Terrain Park will be ready to host an amateur slopestyle competition for snowboarders and freeskiers who arent quite ready to call it quit. Competitors willindividually taketwo runs on the courseand showjudges tricks on rails, boxes and jumps. Registration is in the A-Frame on the 1st floor from 8am – 9:30am and costs $10 per person. Prizes include snowboards, skis, goggles, hoodies and much more.