FARMINGTON – Titcomb Mountain Ski Slope is still open. With the cold temperatures over the last few weeks, the primary slopes, Otter Slide, Main, Fox and the Bunny, have remained open.

Several events have been planned for the weekend. A benefit supper for Melissa Yeaton will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, at the base lodge. Yeaton is a ski patroller at Titcomb Mountain and is married to Nate, the Alpine coach for the Farmington Area Ski Team (middle school level) and they have two young children. She is recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumor.

The public is invited to attend the spaghetti supper. Cost for adults is $6; children, $3. There will also be a special night skiing rate offered that night for all ages. Ski from 3 to 8 p.m. for $8.

Titcomb Mountain will host the 12th annual Dummy Downhill Competition on Saturday, March 11. A parade will precede the event starting at the Mallett School parking lot at noon. Registration at Titcomb will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Judging of the dummies will start at 1 p.m. in front of the ski lodge. The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on the main slope.

The dummies will be judged in the following categories: originality or most creative, best workmanship, fastest time, longest distance, most spectacular crash and overall winner.

There will also be a second event for the dummies. Any dummies that survive the first run may be entered in a jump competition. Prizes for the jump competition will be given for the longest jump and most spectacular crash.

For those who are interested in entering a dummy for the competition, it must be a minimum of two feet in height and the weight cannot exceed 75 pounds. There is a $5 entry fee.

After the Dummy Awards, the Mighty Raffle Drawing will start 3:30 p.m. The grand prize is $1,000, second prize, $700, and third, $300. There are a number of additional prizes, including a kayak and a mountain bike. Raffle tickets are $10 (or six for $50), and all funds raised will be used toward previous and future capital improvement projects.

To thank all the mountain’s supporters and guests over this season, a special rate will be offered on Sunday, March 12.

Ski and snowboard at Titcomb Mountain for half price for any regular full-day or half-day ticket.

For more information, visit the Web at www.titcombmountain.com or call 778-9031.


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