Kieran Jones rides a snowmobile while Chris Priede and Georgia Lamond push as they pull dummies up Clearwater ski hill for a dummy race. They were taking part in a Family Fun Day held to end the season on Sunday, March 25. Clearwater Ski Club estimates over 450 people participated in the event.

Kieran Jones rides a snowmobile while Chris Priede and Georgia Lamond push as they pull dummies up Clearwater ski hill for a dummy race. They were taking part in a Family Fun Day held to end the season on Sunday, March 25. Clearwater Ski Club estimates over 450 people participated in the event.

Ski hill ends season with a blast

More than 450 people take part in Fun Day at ski hill

By Keith McNeill

More than 450 people ended the season by taking part in a Family Fun Day at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25.

SEE MORE: Fun Day video (March 25, 2018)

Activities included kids’ games and races on the bunny hill, games and activities for kids of all ages on the porch, slalom ski races on the main ski hill, dummy races, and the notorious slush pit.

According to a club member, the ski hill was open for 35 days this ski season, including school days and public days. This compares to 15 days last year, zero the year before, and eight the year before that.

Students from local elementary schools get ski lessons during the school days at the ski hill. Because of the length of the season, several youngsters got two lessons this year.



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Right: Kai Deeg participates in a contest to see who can first find several jelly worms hidden in a pile of whipped cream.

Right: Kai Deeg participates in a contest to see who can first find several jelly worms hidden in a pile of whipped cream.

Left: Darren Ludbrook swooshes down Clearwater ski hill during a slalom race.

Left: Darren Ludbrook swooshes down Clearwater ski hill during a slalom race.

Vavenby schoolteacher Adam Forsyth pulls a bus decorated with photos of all his students up the hill for the dummy race.

Vavenby schoolteacher Adam Forsyth pulls a bus decorated with photos of all his students up the hill for the dummy race.

Deklan Murray shows his style during the ski jump event.

Deklan Murray shows his style during the ski jump event.

Simone Colborne gets a tow from dad Brett Colborne.

Simone Colborne gets a tow from dad Brett Colborne.

Marieke Aferlink, Daniela Wiunig and Tanya Chapman ride in one tube while Brett Sunderman, Jessie Wallin and Beau Ruttan slide down the hill on a second tube.

Marieke Aferlink, Daniela Wiunig and Tanya Chapman ride in one tube while Brett Sunderman, Jessie Wallin and Beau Ruttan slide down the hill on a second tube.

Cayle Hall performs a scissors kick during the ski jump event.

Cayle Hall performs a scissors kick during the ski jump event.

Dustin Hurst goes upside down as he does a flip during the ski jump event.

Dustin Hurst goes upside down as he does a flip during the ski jump event.

Camille Dhillon glides to the end of the slush pit with style. She was taking part in a Family Fun Day held at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25. More photos plus video of the last event of the ski season are at www.clearwatertimes.com.                                Photos by Keith McNeill

Camille Dhillon glides to the end of the slush pit with style. She was taking part in a Family Fun Day held at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25. More photos plus video of the last event of the ski season are at www.clearwatertimes.com. Photos by Keith McNeill

Kieran Jones gets a cheer from the audience after he doesn’t quite make it over the lip at the end of the slush pit. They were taking part in a Family Fun Day held at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25. More photos plus video of the last event of the ski season are at www.clearwatertimes.com.                                Photos by Keith McNeill

Kieran Jones gets a cheer from the audience after he doesn’t quite make it over the lip at the end of the slush pit. They were taking part in a Family Fun Day held at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25. More photos plus video of the last event of the ski season are at www.clearwatertimes.com. Photos by Keith McNeill

Piet Oud performs a twist as the goes over a ski jump during a Family Fun Day at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25.

Piet Oud performs a twist as the goes over a ski jump during a Family Fun Day at Clearwater ski hill on Sunday, March 25.