Spring time brings the mountains to life as we celebrate yet another epic season on the slopes. What a better way to ring in the spring than the annual spring time and pond skimming celebrations.
Pond skimming is a yearly rite of passage to celebrate the arrival of spring and get a little wild in ridiculous outfits. If you don’t know what pond skimming is, it involves very brave skiers and snowboards attempting to cross a long, cold pond with a goal of making it to the other side without getting wet. Most fail.
Colorado Pond Skimming Celebrations 2019
When: March 30 – April 21
Where: Winter Park
Every weekend from March 30 to April 21 there is some spring time fun to be had at Winter Park Resort. Each weekend Winter Park will host an action-packed weekend with everything from an uphill battle, luau, free concerts, mechanical bulls, and of course pond skimming to finish it all off.
When: April 7
Bring the whole family for a pond skimming competition for both kids and adults. A smaller pond for younger contestants will host contestants ages 6-12. Adults will launch themselves from a jump in attempts to skim across the water. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the special guest DJ and entertainment.
When April 11-14
Vail will host free concerts, late season specials, after dark parties and more. Finish the weekend off with the World Pond Skimming Championship where top male and female contestants will each be awarded the grand prize of a 2019-2020 Vail Resorts Epic Pass!
When: April 20
Where: Copper Mountain
Copper Mountain puts a twist on the traditional pond-skim. The 8th Annual SlopeSoakers contest combines a slopestyle rail jam and a pond skim. Resulting in one entertaining event.
When: April 21
Make a splash about an extended season at Breckenridge with The Breck Plunge pond skim. The fun will be held at the base of Peak 8 with live music, food and drinks.
When: SAT, MAY 11
Where: Arapahoe Basin
Everyone can get involved in the fun at Arapahoe Basin. Wear your best swimwear for your chance to win a Never Summer snowboard and enjoy the entertainment of a free rail jam. Participants will show off the tricks they have been practicing all season.