Do You Plan on Pond Skimming at Blue Mountain Ski Area?

March 2nd, 2011 posted by Kim Lilly

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Even though you may think the ski and snowboard season is quickly coming to an end, each year there is one classic event in Lehigh Valley that is not to be missed: pond skimming. My son turned me on to my first Pond Skimming Competition at Blue Mountain Ski Area about two years ago, and now I can’t wait to see it each year.

There are usually a couple hundred people registered, from kids as young as seven to full-grown adults, and there are plenty of spectators too (even a dog or two). The competition is usually sponsored by a local business and they have a semi-professional commentator.

I am thankful my son doesn’t participate in the event, he just spectates like me. After watching so many people take the plunge or nearly injure themselves, I am quite alright with his decision each year. Check out this video from 2008 to see for yourself. Craziness at its finest!

 

 

Do you think you will check out this year’s event on March 20? It truly is one not to be missed.

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