Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pond Skimming at the Canyons

After a bit of a letdown at the aerial jumping and even worse at the half pipe competition (so boring, no pictures) we found what is perhaps the best event here in Park City. We rode up the gondola at The Canyons ski resort and watched the annual pond skimming competition.

There were about 100 competitors. They each dressed up in a costume, some quite elaborate. Then they skied or snowboarded down the hill, went off a tiny jump, and tried to skim across a pond that was 100 feet long and filled with very, very cold water. Insane! Hilarious! Perhaps the best was a large clown on a snowboard that made a perfect cut and drenched the entire panel of judges. Others included vikings, Santa, Sponge Bob, William Wallace, a trash can, Pooh and Tigger, a bride and groom from Beetlejuice, a box of wine, a princess, an elf, ZZ Top, a ninja, and a girl who filled out her bikini quite well.

There were so many pictures that I decided to post a slideshow instead. It is worth a minute or two to watch. To see bigger pictures, click here. This was unquestionably one of the most entertaining things I have seen in quite a while.

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