Bye bye winter! Helloooo spring!

March 19th, 2010 posted by Kim Lilly

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Lehigh Valley’s ski and snowboard season is quickly coming to a close, much to the dismay of my snowboard-crazy son. Bear Creek Mountain Resort closed last weekend and Blue Mountain Ski Area will be closing this Sunday.

But not before hosting their annual pond skimming contest at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

I’ve witnessed Blue Mountain’s pond skimming contests the past two years, enjoying it immensely both times.

In 2008, there were a couple hundred people registered, from kids as young as seven to full-grown adults. There were plenty of spectators too (even a dog).

Last year, my coworker Kate and I had fun trying to determine which “character” we enjoyed the most: the person in the chicken costume, the two guys in the speedos, the pirate, the girls in the bikinis, the little kids who barely had enough weight to get across the pond or the Hawaiian guy in the grass skirt and lei.
Here’s a fun clip from last year’s event:
I’ll also be at Blue on Saturday to watch my son compete in the BigAirBAG competition. That event doesn’t start until 6 p.m., but we’ll probably hit the mountain early to watch the Triple Threat Rail Jam at noon and the Cardboard Box Derby at 1 p.m.
So if you’re looking for an excuse to get out and enjoy the spring-like weather that has finally arrived in Lehigh Valley – and are looking for a little good-time entertainment – meet me up at Blue Mountain!
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