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WINTER GOES OUT WITH A BANG! - Katie Bamber, Senior New Reporter
Monday April 22, 2019 - Email this article to a friend

Slush Cups, parties & end of season frolics as resorts close down the season of 2018/19...




Below we posted videos, images and memories of resorts celebrating the close of winter 18/19.

We carry on as our fun loving resorts keep posting.

Norway races on water to see out winter in Beitostølen:



Alpe d'Huez in France hosted the Sarenne Snow Bike 2019 this weekend.

The resort had 30cm of fresh snow at summit:



La Plagne posts this montage from the closing weekend:




La Clusaz on Sunday had the 'Der des Ders' of the season!

Celebrations were on the massif of balme to finish the season in style, with charcuterie drinks provided by local shops:

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Verbier also ended its winter this weekend just past, and is looking forward to summer:



Arcs 1950 and the other villages of Les Arcs, Les 2 Alpes, Montgenevre, La Clusaz, to name a few, also closed this weekend.

We'll keep an eye on how they celebrated and post here soon...

Last week:

Revelstoke in British Columbia closed its lifts with this good time:




Thank you to everyone who came out for a party shreddin, hot doggin, foot stompin good time this weekend, the resort wrote on its Facebook page.

Lapping it up in the sun was a perfect way to finish off the season.

Can't wait to do it all again next year ✌️

Aspen Snowmass posted its pond skimming competition video and it looks as rad as we expected.




Both these ski resorts are on the IKON Pass collective - if you're thinking of skiing in North America next season, check out our News in Brief from yesterday to see how to do it best value.

MONDAY 22nd APRIL

As resorts rise and shine from the big Easter holiday celebrations, we're collecting their memories here.

As skiers and snowboarders post their long lunches with views.

As pond skimmers show their success, flails and fails.

We're collecting our favourites here.

From resorts near in the Alps.

To those further in the Rockies.

How did our fellow snow-loving community celebrate?

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Les3Vallees in France had glorious weather for Easter weekend as many of the resorts closed.

Not so Val Thorens that continues into May and then awaits the arrivial of the Tour de France.

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Our editor James Cove described his weekend as "one of the best days of the PlanetSKI season".

Read about his time in St Anton, in the Tirol, here:
He took in the popular White Thrill challenge.

Check this out:



Meanwhile, who can name where this one below is taken as winter draws to a close?

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Of course across the pond in North America they celebrate big.

Fancy dress, hot tubs, kegs and many, many, water slides and jumps...

Starting with the best, check out this feat of athleticism.

This guy takes on the pond skim in Big Sky resort in Montana, on a sit ski:




Mammoth Mountain in California enjoyed Easter with - of course - pond skimming sessions.

"It was wet and wild":




Mount Bachelor in Oregon has the good game in fancy dress.

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Aspen has a sweet send off from a local as it says goodbye to the season:




As well as one from the rowdier crowd:



We're still looking, they're still posting, so do come back for more...

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