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Hoodoo to end 75th season with a splash

SISTERS, Ore. - Following an exciting winter filled with fun events and festive celebrations in the Mid-Cascades, Hoodoo Ski Area will conclude its 75th season of operation April 13-14.

Hoodoo's annual Spring Fling event will be held on Saturday, April 13, featuring pond skimming competition. This event is a Hoodoo favorite with hundreds of spectators surrounding the base of a 90-foot man-made pond. 

Over 50 brave competitors will skim, glide and crash across the frozen water as Three Creeks Brewery Presents this year's Pond Skimming Competition at Hoodoo Ski Area.

Competitors are encouraged to dress up in wild costumes as they ride down the hill approaching the pond on skis, snowboard, snowbike or air board. Winner will receive a season pass.

Also scheduled for the day is the Annual Ultra-Cross Chaos. Teams of two, one skier and one boarder race down a designated course hitting as many gates as they can.   If they attempt to cross the pond at the bottom of the course they will receive 10 seconds off their combined times. Winner receives a trophy and $40 gift certificate.

Hoodoo's Spring Season Pass Sale continues until April 14 and features a nearly 50% discount from regular season rates. Prices are just $149 for Juniors (ages 6-12), $199 for Seniors (ages 65+) and $299 for Adults (ages 13-64). Hoodoo guests can use their 2013-2014 season passes to ski, ride and tube free the rest of this season. Season passes can be purchased in person at Hoodoo's ticket office or at the Hoodoo eStore at

Hoodoo Ski Area is a family-owned, locally operated mountain resort operated on federal land by agreement with the Willamette National Forest, McKenzie River ranger district. Located on the summit of Oregon's Santiam Pass 20 miles west of Sisters, Hoodoo is one of the state's most centrally located, economical and family friendly winter sports destinations. Visit us online at to see why Hoodoo is "The Mountain in Your Backyard!"

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