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|WHAT: Pond Skim, 04/11/2015
WHO: Skiers and Teleskiers & Spectators
WHEN: 2:30 pm
WHERE: Chair 3 Area
GENERAL EVENT INFO:
We end the season with a splash! The most fun event of the year is back again and this year the competition includes those 16 and older! Absolutely hilarious to watch folks Ski or Snowboard over a custom built pond (costume mandatory) for a chance at a $1250 Cash Purse.
This event always sells out for competitors, and we have had upwards of 2000 spectators. Come and end the season with the best end of season throw down around!!!
Maximum 60 Skimmers. You MUST wear a costume or your entry will be refunded and we will take someone from the waiting list.
Day of registration will be available at the Pond Skim Venue, only if space remains.
Day of entries will be chosen based on best costume – at 1:30pm sharp.
Even if you pre-register, you must check in at 1:30pm at the bottom of Chair 3 on the day of the event to claim your t-shirt and bag of swag!
Day of Registration Price – $40, and you may get a XXS pink shirt, so why don’t you preregister? **Cash or check only with the exact amount present.
(*additional fees from eventbrite.com may be included in the cost)
1:45pm all participants at start
2:00pm competitors speech
Awards 30 minutes after final skim
Event Format and Rules
(historically snowboarders have won 3x, skiers 5x)
-Participants must have skis or snowboards appropriately worn (normally mounted).
Categories and Awards
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