Pond Skim Video: Quicktime or Windows Media
There's nothing better than a sunny day on the slopes, especially if it involves bikini tops, hot tubs, rockin' music, beer tents, and skiers dressed in crazy costumes skimming across water on snow skis. Time to swap out the boots for filp-flops, the weekend was a final farewell to the 2004-2005 ski season, and a preview to summer-time fun at Vail, Colorado.
The afternoon started with the infamous Pond Skimming Championships, an event not to be missed. Participants donned crazy costumes ranging from thongs to diapers, straped on skis or a board, and flew down the slope with the intention of skimming across a wicked-cold pool of water to the other, snowy side. A $1,000 check for the winner is incentive enough to take an icy bath, but most participants simply took a plunge for the glory. You couldn't be cheered on by a more fun crowd, which was taking down endless drinks, jammin' out to tunes, and enjoying the sun and occasional splash from the most recent skimming victim.
Check out the slideshows below for shots of the event and our favorite outfits and wipeouts!