Pond skimming has become an annual rite of passage in spring on Montana ski hills. And nobody does it quite like Whitefish Mountain. They will be hosting their annual pond skim competition again this weekend, where they end the ski season with a splash.
For the uninitiated, pond skimming involves brave skiers and snowboarders attempting to cross a long, cold, often slush-filled pond; the objective being to make it to the other side without getting wet. Most don’t make it, which increases the entertainment for spectators. Contestants are also encouraged to wear extravagant costumes, adding more entertainment value to the event.
The competition is open to all competitors 21-years and older. The pond skimming celebrates the wacky feeling of spring and the end of the ski season. Participants must have skis or snowboards appropriately worn (normally mounted) as they attempt to cross an 80+ foot pond. Costumes are recommended and will be judged in a category of its own. Skimming will be an individual competition based on longest skim. Participants will advance to the next round after a successful skim at various distances.
WHO:21+ Skimmers, Spectators of all ages
WHAT:Finishing the season with a SPLASH
WHERE:Chair 1 area
For more information check out Whitefish Mountain website: www.skiwhitefish.com.