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2017 World Pond Skimming Championships

Highlighting the Spring Back to Vail festivities, the World Pond Skimming Championships is open to anyone and everyone that believes they can make it across the pond. It is guaranteed to be a wet and wild good time! Participants must be 14 years of age and older. The top male and female finishers will receive a 2017/18 Epic Pass from Vail as well as a pair of Liberty Skis! Registration opens Wednesday, March 15. Skimmers from all parts of the globe are gathering floaties and flippers and making the annual migration to the Vail Valley. Many will compete for fame and glory, while others have their eye on the grand prize, "The Golden Skimmer." They are the unsinkable athletes that will showcase their water solubility on Lake Golden Peak Sunday, April 16, from 3-4:30 p.m. in a showing that defies the laws of physics and perhaps even common sense. WORLD POND SKIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPSGolden Peak SUNDAY, April 16 Noon - Venue Opens including a BBQ and Spring Back to Vail Expo Village3pm - World Pond Skimming Championships Begin The festivities extend beyond the World Pond Skimming Championships! Check out for the full schedule of Spring Back to Vail Events. Spring Back to Vail is presented by Vail Mountain, Bud Light, Pepsi, Verizon, Helly Hansen, Vibram and Town of Vail, and brought to you in part by Nature Valley, Audi, Liberty Skis, Vail Resorts Retail, Colorado Mountain Express, Antlers at Vail and Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort. World Pond Skimming Championships Rules All competitors are required to wear a CE certified ski/snowboard helmet. Competitors who are legally intoxicated will not be allowed to take their run and will be disqualified. Competitors may only use a single pair of snow skis or a single snowboard as a means to cross the pond. No additional equipment or aid may be used (i.e. no water skis). Zero points will be given in the distance category for using any skis wider than 11.5cm at mid-ski (waist). No poles of any kind may be used.

  • Start:April 16, 2017 Time: 3:00 PM
  • End:April 16, 2017 Time: 5:00 PM
  • Recurring
  • Where:Vail Mountain, Vail Village, Vail, Colorado, United States, 81657
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Other
  • Ticket Price:$75.00
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