It was a 'wacky' day at Mt. Peter

Spring Rally and Showtime Day bring on the fun and laughs


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  • Tom Edwards sailed his snowboard all the way and back on the snow. He demonstrated the same skill in a second run.




  • The Gummy Bear (Peter Anderson) suddenly realizes this may not have been a good idea.




  • The DJ kept everyone, especially the children, dancing and there were raffles, giveaways, food and refreshments.




  • Karl Roecker showed how it's done.




  • Even Elvis and the Gummy Bear signed up for the Wacky Water Ski contest. They both ended up in the icy drink.




  • Bob Hoogmoed was off to a good start but didn't make it.



Although the area still remains open for skiing and snowboarding, on Sunday, March 23, Warwick's Mt. Peter Ski Area celebrated the near conclusion of the 2013-2014 winter sports season with its annual Spring Rally.

It was a little on the chilly side for this time of year but visitors still managed to remain outdoors and enjoy music, food, games and entertainment. And with plenty of snow on the slopes, it was another late season opportunity to also ski or snow board.

In the early afternoon snow boarders and skiers demonstrated their skills at leaping and twisting after flying high in a big air contest.

During the day, the DJ kept everyone, especially the children, dancing and there were raffles, giveaways, food and refreshments.

Then came the highlight of the day, the "Wacky Water Ski Contest," where skiers and snow boarders transition from snow to water.

The 130-foot trough had been filled to the brim with icy water from an adjacent pond fed by mountain streams.

But that and a colder day than usual didn't deter the skiers and snow boarders from racing down "Dynamite" trail and building up as much speed as possible before hitting the water.

While crowds of onlookers kept a safe distance to the side of the trough, the contestants smoothly transitioned from snow to water, attempting to make it all the way across the full length of the trough, recovering back on snow. Some of the skiers and snow boarders made it, but most were not so lucky this year and ended up taking a cool dip and wading to shore. To everyone's amusement, a few spectacular splashdowns showered some onlookers slow to retreat. They had been warned.

The Spring Rally ended with the "Cardboard Race," where contestants create sculptures like dragons, race cars, and other themes and swoosh down the mountain carrying participants and their team members.


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