Pond Skimming World Cup 2016

Powder Magazine presents the 1st annual Pond Skimming World Cup. For decades, pond skimming has served as a rite of passage for skiers celebrating the arrival of spring. It’s an excuse to wear something silly—perhaps a unicorn costume, or a banana hammock—and attempt to ski across a small and very cold body of water. The PSWC brings together four unique, long-standing events to serve as official qualifiers across North America. Each resort will crown a male and female champion to represent their home resort at the first annual World Cup Championships on May 23 at Sunshine Village in Banff.

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2016 Schedule

  • April 2: Qualifer #1
    Slush Huck
    Crested Butte, CO
    @ 2:00PM MST
  • April 16: Qualifer #2
    Pond Skim
    Big Sky, MT
    @ 2:30PM MST

  • April 17: Qualifer #3
    Springfest Pond Skim
    Stevens Pass, WA
    @2:00PM PST

  • April 30: Qualifer #4
    Cushing Crossing
    Squaw Valley, CA
    @1:00PM PST

  • May 23: Championships
    Slush Cup
    Sunshine Village, Alberta, Canada
    @2:00 PM MST

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