Spring Pond Skimming

Pacific Northwest

Photo at right: Batman making light work of pond skimming at Pomerelle Mountain in Idaho. Photo by Frank Biggins, courtesy of Pomerelle Mountain Resort

Spring is here, but there is still a lot of fun to have on the slopes. It’s just about time to bring out your finest costumes (Batman or otherwise), colorful regalia or teeny bikini to take a pond skimming challenge at one of these fine snow resorts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or B.C.

How does it work? Strap on your skis or board and barrel down a small snow hill toward a frigid pond filled with water and slush, and then gracefully skim across the top of the pond without getting wet. It’s just as fun to watch as it is to participate.

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Washington

Mar. 22: Summit at Snoqualmie, www.summitatsnoqualmie.com

Mar. 29: Mt. Spokane, www.mtspokane.com

Mar. 30: Ski Bluewood, www.bluewood.com

Apr. 20: Stevens Pass, www.stevenspass.com

Oregon

Mar. 22: Mt. Hood Skibowl, www.skibowl.com

Apr. 26: Mt. Hood Meadows, www.skihood.com

May 25: Mt. Bachelor, www.mtbachelor.com

Apr. 12: Hoodoo, www.hoodoo.com

Idaho

Mar. 29: Lost Trail Powder Mountain, www.losttrail.com

Mar. 29: Pomerelle Mountain, www.pomerelle.com

Apr. 5: Brundage Mountain, www.brundage.com

Apr. 5: Lookout Pass, www.skilookout.com

Apr. 5: Schweitzer Mountain Resort, www.schweitzer.com

Apr. 5: Silver Mountain Resort, www.silvermt.com

Apr. 19: Grand Targhee Resort (Wyo.), www.grandtarghee.com

Montana

Apr. 5: Whitefish Mountain Resort, www.skiwhitefish.com

Apr. 19: Big Sky Montana, www.bigskyresort.com

British Columbia

Mar. 29: Red Mountain Resort, www.redresort.com

Apr. 5: Kimberly Alpine Resort, www.skikimberly.com

Apr. 6: Sun Peaks Resort, www.sunpeaksresort.com

Apr. 6: Whitewater Ski Resort, www.skiwhitewater.com

Apr. 13: Fernie Alpine Resort, www.skifernie.com

Apr. 20: Mt. Washington, www.mountwashington.ca

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