Spring Fling Bash splash fun

Ski Patrol member Taylor Pyle gets some air in his jump over the pond. Holly Dabb photos

A sign that spring is

near – The final days for the ski slopes

at White Pine Ski Resort were celebrated

Mach 23 and March 24 with the Spring


Saturday the Sublette County Fire Department

filled a pool with 4,500 gallons

of water at the base of the slope for an

activity called pond skimming.

As proprietor Robyn Blackburn described,

it is a “spectacle.”

Skiers of all ages ride down the slope

in an attempt to get across the cold manmade


On Sunday, members of the White

Pine Junior Snowsports Club brought

their hand-made cardboard sleds for a trip

downthe tubing hill.

The end of the season was celebrated

with a barbecue.

By March 30, the well-groomed slopes

will be turned into course for the sled

climb race. This year, RLT photography

will be catching the highlights and showcasing

the action on a large Megatron so

there will be no bad seats in the house. The

hill climb, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain

States Hillclimb Association, follows

on the heels of Jackson’s hillclimb, action

begins at 8 a.m. and many of the same racers

have already parked their rigs at White

Pine waiting for the action to begin.


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