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Pond Skim at Whitefish Mountain Resort
Ski Season Grand Finale

We end the season with a splash at the annual Pond Skim!

Ski or snowboard over a custom built pond (costume mandatory) for a chance at a $1050 cash purse.

This event always fills up for competitors and we have had upwards of 2000 spectators. Come be a part of the best end-of-season throw down around!

1:30pm all participants at the pond / checked in at registration in costume.
2:00pm competitors meeting
2:30pm Start
Awards 30 minutes after final skim (about 4:30)

-Pre-register online (and save $10) before 10am on the day of the event.
-Maximum 60 Skimmers. You MUST wear a real costume or your entry will be refunded and we will take someone from the waiting list.
-T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 50 online registrants, so sign up early!
-Day of registration will be $40, and available at the Pond Skim Venue 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 1 on the day of the event to claim your t-shirt and bag of swag!

Event Format
Round #1- everyone will try to skim across the pond. Those who make it across will advance to the next round.
Round #2- remaining skimmers go over jump before entering the pond. Those who make it across the pond after the obstacle will advance to the next round.
Round #3- remaining skimmers will enter the pond switch! Farthest skimmer is the winner.

Rules (yes it does have rules)
-Participants must have skis or snowboards appropriately worn (normally mounted).
-Costumes are required and will be judged in a category by itself.
-Skimmers must start in the order determined by the starter.
-The Pond Skim is open to all competitors 16yrs and older.
-All drinks must be in a plastic container (no glass or bottles or blatant-over-the-top-drinking).
-No one visibly drunk will be allowed to participate.

$300 Pond Skim Ski Winner (Male or Female)
$300 Pond Skim Snowboard Winner (Male or Female)
$150 Pond Skim 2nd Place (Opposite gender of above winners - Ski or Board)
$150 Best Costume
$50 Best Crash
$50 Best Skimmer Under 21
$50 Best Skimmer Using Alternative Gear (Mono ski cross country skis ski blades etc. NO SLEDS!!!)

Awards to be held at the pond 30 minutes after last skim at the pond.


Email: events@skiwhitefish.com
Events Phone: (406) 862.2910

To see other events being held at Whitefish Mountain Resort, visit: http://skiwhitefish.com/events/

Age group event is most appropriate for

All ages

Free Event
Child Friendly
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Whitefish Mountain Resort


Event Dates: April 07, 2018

Event times: 2:30-4:30pm

Admission fees (if any): Free to Watch; $30 to Enter

Driving directions to event

The Pond Skim takes place at the base of Chair 1 in the upper village at Whitefish Mountain Resort

Latitude: 48.480958000
Longitude: -114.357800000
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307 Spokane Ave., Whitefish, MT 59937

tel: 877-862-3548


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