Spring Back to Vail - World Pond Skimming Championships
The legendary World Pond Skimming Championships returns to Lake Golden Peak at Vail Mountain’s Golden Peak base area on April 14, 2013. The venue will open at 1:30pm with expos and giveaways from event sponsors, and the competition will get going at 3:00pm.
The annual competition entails floatable (and sometimes sinkable) athletes launching themselves off an on-snow jump onto an icy pond in attempt to successfully exit the pond on both feet. Competitors will vie for both fame and glory in a showing that defies the laws of physics – and perhaps even common sense. Registration is $75 and is limited to a field of 75 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.