Ski team races to retrieve Krispy Kremes
Skiing and donuts?
They go together like … skiing and donuts!
Ahhh! The difference here is that the donuts are Krispy Kremes.
In one of the tastiest fund-raisers of the season, the Sunlight Ski Team is selling Krispy Kreme Donuts.
The team will sponsor two Krispy Kreme Donut runs, bringing those famous fresh donuts back from Denver.
The first delivery will be on Thursday, April 4. The second will be on Thursday, May 9.
The donuts will be available for $8 per dozen.
Advance orders, of course, are required. And the donuts will be delivered on request in Glenwood Springs or Carbondale.
The fresh donuts will also be available in front of Schmueser Plaza in Glenwood Springs after 8 a.m. on the morning of each donut run.
To order the Krispy Kremes, call Bob Lockard of the Sunlight Ski Team at 947-9250
The wrapup spring celebration – Bighorn Toyota’s Spring Thing – will hit Sunlight Mountain Resort this weekend.
The springfest features activities, skiing and snowboarding competitions, a cardboard box derby, along with a barbecue, scavenger hunt and live must.
The traditional Easter Sunrise Service also will be held this weekend.
Saturday’s Spring Thing events open with the Downhill Mountain Bike Race at 11 a.m.
Helmets (duh!) are required.
Then at 1 p.m. Saturday, the Rail Jam competition will be held along with the cardboard derby.
Prizes, of course, abound.
For the cardboard box derby, vessels made only of cardboard and tape will slide down the slope, with the winner posting the fastest combined times from two runs.
No hot waxing or bottom-surface tape are allowed.
Entry fee for the events is $5 each or $10 for all events.
Saturday afternoon, the Eddie Mac Band, from Minnesota, will provide live music on the deck at Sunlight.
The Spring Thing celebration at Sunlight is also sponsored by KSPN and The Choice and The Glenwood Springs Post Independent.
Prize sponsors are BSR, Casual Culture and Orrison Distributing.
On Easter Sunday, the lifts will open at 7:30 a.m. for guests attending the Easter Sunrise Service.
The service will start at 8 a.m. at the top of the Primo lift.
Lift tickets are not required to access the lifts for the sunrise service. But lift tickets are required once the lifts open at 9 a.m. for the regular day.
Those attending the service must have ski or snowboard equipment – non-skiers/boarders will not be allowed to ride the lift.
At 9 a.m. on Sunday, the annual scavenger hunt will begin. The search is for the Grand White Egg, hidden on the mountain somewhere.
A set of clues will help direct the scavenger hunters.
The egg will yield a free 2002-03 adult season pass at Sunlight Mountain Resort.
$16 lift tickets
The last turns of the season at Sunlight will be discount turns.
Starting Monday, April 1, lift tickets will be $16 per person at Sunlight.
The $16 lift ticket price will remain through the end of the season on Sunday, April 7.
Spring is here. Period.
Conditions at Sunlight are definitive spring conditions. Period.
With overnight freezes, the snow is hard in the morning. And it softens quickly under the late March-early April sun. By 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., the snow starts to soften for premium spring carving.
By late afternoon, of course, the snow gets heavier at the lower elevations on the mountain. Caution, as always, is the guiding factor.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.