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SKIING's list of where the parties are.

SKIING's list of where the parties are.

Booze, barbecues, and sunscreen -- believe it or not, spring skiing is nearly upon us. It's a time to focus less on your turns and more on your tan. And with resorts blowing more snow than ever late in the season, there's never been a better time to strip down, strap 'em on, and party till the sun comes up. Here are a few events where you can do just that.

ATTITASH BEAR PEAK, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Spring Mania Grandstand Mogul Jam

March 24; 800-223-7669
Adrenaline junkies of all ages bump it up on Grandstand's fierce moguls in this eighth annual event.

STOWE, VERMONT
Spring Summit Celebration

In three parts between March 25 and April 8; 802-253-3436
A halfpipe jam, bump contest, beach party, barbecue, and live music up the wazoo -- Stowe covers all the bases in its spring festival trilogy.

OKEMO, VERMONT
Slush Cup

March 31; 800-78-OKEMO
Build a pond, fill it with icy cold water, throw in some costume-clad yahoos, and let the magic happen. Anyone can enter for a minimal fee, and with Bacardi as the sponsor, how bad could things really get?

MOUNT SNOW, VERMONT
Spring Reggae Festival

March 31-April 1; 800-245-7669
The party starts Friday night at the Snow Barn and continues on Cuzzin's deck on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Live reggae, island food, and plenty of drink specials -- get irie, mon.

SUNDAY RIVER, MAINE
Bust 'n' Burn Mogul Competition

March 31; 800-543-2SKI
Both gratifying and gruesome, this annual event features 225 amateurs with over $20,000 in prizes. Another can't-miss event: the slopeside barbecue and beer garden.

SUGARBUSH, VERMONT
Reggae Festival

April 7; 800-53-SUGAR
Reggae festivals and Vermont go together like pork chops and apple sauce. Pond-skimming contest, barbecue, and live reggae on the Valley House lodge deck.

KILLINGTON, VERMONT
Fun Slalom

May 1; 800-621-6867
Grab your cheesiest Hawaiian shirt and kick it in the sun for this 35th annual event. But don't wait until the last minute to slather on the Australian Gold; the field is limited to the first 300.

JAY PEAK, VERMONT
Beach Party Weekend

March 31; 800-451-4449
This beach bash features the annual spring mogul competition where top bumpers schuss for a beefy cash prize. Afterward, hit the International Room for a serious decompression session.

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