Spring Party

This party is to show our appreciation for our regular customers and season pass holders business … and to celebrate another great ski season!


  • 10:00-12:00 Scavenger hunt on the ABR Ski Trails
    Teams of 2 allowed. Set of ski ties and mugs to the winner
  • 12:00 Paintball Biathlon (heats of 4- 6 racers on a 1/2 k loop)
    Paintballs and guns provided, win a free night in the Balsam Cabin
  • 2:00 Blindfolded skier competition (2 people teams)
    Talk your blindfolded partner through a 50 meter flat coned course
    Win a TOKO head band
  • 2:30 3 legged ski race (2 people male-female teams)
    Share 1 set of skis with your partner (no poles). Win an ABR ski hat
  • 3:00 Miniboggan pull race (2 people male-female teams )
    Miniboggans provided. Win an ABR photo book
  • 3:30 1 legged glide competition (Individuals)
    The longest glide wins Toko glide wax
  • 4:00 Estonian wife carry competition (Man/woman teams 18 years old+)
    Ski 100 yards, pick up your wife and run or ski to the finish line.
    The winning man gets a ABR Season Pass for next season
  • 4:15 Bikini Races (open class) and Costume Judging
    Male and female divisions and prizes. Water Bottle Belt 1st Place
  • 4:30 Short Bear Relay Races (4 person teams must have 1 female)
    100 meter ski, drink a beverage, tag and your team member goes.
    Free beer to the winners, (participants and spectators.)
  • 5:00 Grill is hot. Chicken, Brats, Burgers and beverages on ABR

Spring Race

ABR’s famous Spring Race!  A 20.5 K freestyle race that uses an equalizer format that gives all ages the same chance at winning the race.  There’s also a 1K Gorilla chase.  The event is well known for the great prizes including skis, poles and more!

Climbing one of the hills at ABR
Climbing one of the hills at ABR

Taste of the Trails

Ski along the ABR Ski Trails and sample our local cuisine and specialties of our local restaurants.

Restaurants will have tables set up from the trailhead along a designated route on the River Trail. You can ski or snowshoe on the River Trail to the food booths. It is a 1-2 mile route. The restaurants will be set up from 11 AM – 2PM

Skiers enjoy the Taste of Trails event
Skiers enjoy the Taste of Trails event

Vendor List

The Kimball Inn -Seafood Soup, Bavarian Ribs, Italian Surprise

At the Trail Head Sun Deck

The Olde Suffolk Ale House – Hot Porketta Sandwiches

River Trail …end of the Field

Breakwater Café – Swedish Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes

At the Balsam Cabin exit along the River Trail

Petrushas- Hot Spice Pasta (Aglio e oglio) and BBQ Pork Ribs

The Warm UP Shack (At the River Trail Bowl Area)

Manny’s – UP Famous Pasties in the mini version

River Trail /Jack Pine

Steep Creek-Sweet Potatoe Salade and healthy wraps

River Trail at the Hill By pass

There is no special cost for the event, just buy a trail pass and pay the food costs at each booth (typically $2-4).