POWDER Presents: The Pond Skimming World Cup

Crested Butte to host first qualifier event April 2

For decades, pond skimming has served as a rite of passage for local skiers across the world celebrating the arrival of spring and the end of the ski season. The Pond Skimming World Cup brings together four unique, long-standing events to serve as official qualifiers across North America. Each resort will crown both 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, Alberta. Winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to compete for the title.

A southern Colorado staple, the Slush Huck at Crested Butte, has been named as the first stop to kick off the inaugural Pond Skimming World Cup 2016 tour. All the action happens this Saturday, April 2, starting at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Entry fee is $10 and spots are limited to the first 100 participants.

Judging will be based on equal parts style, technique, and execution (30 percent each), with the remaining 10 percent being Overall Impression.

Montana’s Big Sky Resort will be hosting another qualifying skim Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. Check Powder.com for more details as we announce the additional qualifying stops on the tour.

*Winners must be 18 years or older and legal US resident. Airfare, accommodations, lift tickets and entry fee are included as part of prizing.