If you are planning to indulge in some winter fun this weekend,
you may have to change your plans.
Warmer temperatures are on the way.
And as the thermostat continues to rise -
The Bismarck Parks and Recreation Department is closing its outdoor skating rinks, cross country ski trails, and sledding hills.
Dennis Nybo says the decision to close the winter "hot spots" is due to safety concerns.
"Basically, it's not safe for the skaters and or our people who are working on them."
Snow is quickly disappearing from sledding hills and ice skating rinks are becoming dangerously uneven.
"I think we have a little bit of winter left, but not nice enough for some of the things we'd like to keep open," says Dennis Nybo.
But not all outdoor venues are calling it quits.
Huff Hills is seeing a BOOST in snowboarding traffic.
"It's bringing in people... the warm weather. Everyone likes to be outside when it's warm out, so they keep coming and we try to stay open as long as we can," says Lucas Speidel.
Speidel says they plan to keep the slopes open for a few more weeks.
"The days when it gets warm out, then the snow gets nice and soft. People get wet, but as long as it's warm out, that's actually fun," says Speidel.
Speidel says they are done making snow for the year.
So, if you're looking to strap on your boots and enjoy the slopes, slide on down.
In Bismarck- Krista Harju, KX News.
Nybo says they will re-open the sledding hills and cross country trails if there is enough snowfall.
And judging by the forecast for Monday - the odds are in our favor.