Monarch is hosting two traditional events for the ski areas final weekend. On Saturday, April 11, the mountain will host Kayaks on Snow. The next day, the ski areas parking lot will be dedicated to the Closing Day Tailgate Party.
This year, Kayaks on Snow will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Freeway run. During the event, competitors in heats of four kayak down a custom-made course ending with an icy pond.
Registration costs $25 and will open at 9 a.m. the morning of the event. Competitors must bring their own kayak, PFD, helmet, paddle and a carabiner. This years prizes for the top four paddlers come from Monarch, CKS, Absolute Bikes and Hestra.
For those whod rather sit back and watch, entry is free, and the mountain is hosting local businesses to help kick off the start of whitewater season.
On Sunday, April 12, head up to the mountain for Monarchs Closing Day Tailgate Party and Cook-off. Partiers should plan on cooking up their best eats and decking out their rigs, since Monarch will be giving away a 2015-2016 Monarch season pass to the best cook and one to the best decorated rig at the event. Judges will begin their rounds at noon. For more information about Closing Weekend at Monarch, visit www.skimonarch.com.