Thanks to a pretty mild end to 2015, it took until January for the slopes of Mount Brighton to be completely open. Now that the lifts are going, the event staff is packing a bunch of family-friendly activities into the month of February, starting on the 7th, when families can come cheer on the adaptive racers at the Stieler/Myers/Fields Cup. But on February 12, Mount Brighton turns into a destination for kids and parents. All ages can come watch (or compete) in the “I Ride Park City” Rail Jam Series, with awesome prizes handed out to competitors. And just before the series, beginners of all ages can learn from instructors about how to navigate rails and boxes in a comfortable setting at the “Parkology” session. Finally, for high schoolers and parents, the Michigan High School Athletic Association hosts the top snowboarders around the state for the Snowboard Cross State finals. That’s just a sampling of the events at Mount Brighton, and the slopes are open for freeriding all month long. Enjoy the weather while it lasts!