Spring is here! And skiers, riders and mountain dwellers all know what that means: corn snow, lighter layers, bluebird days and POND SKIMMING CONTESTS!
Yes, the midwinter powder days and storm skiing might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over yet!
Many resorts celebrate the coming of spring with annual pond skims, where skiers and riders try to use their downhill momentum to, you know, skim across a pond. Some will make it, some will not. All will have a great time. Check out some of the best pond skim videos we could find, and get stoked for spring skiing!
1. Cutest Pond Skim
All ages are allowed to participate in Big Sky’s pond skim. Some of the tykes, like this little minion, can skim just as good as the adults.
2. The Naked Pond Skim
Watch this scantily clad man skim his way across a pond… Warning: NSFW (Not safe for work!)
3. Pond Skim Fails – Compilation
If you prefer watching spectacular crashes, check out this compilation of pond skim wipeouts from Jerry of the Day. We applaud them for their valiant efforts!
4. Best Costume
Wacky outfits are expected at Park City’s annual pond skim. The Yellow Submarine is one of our favorites (bonus points given for teamwork).
A closer look…
5. Most Impressive
And finally, this might be the most impressive pond skim ever! This skilled skier nails a backflip and still manages to complete this pond skim in Alyeska.
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