Pond Skim Season Finale at Big Sky Resort

March 28, 2014

Big Sky, Mont. (March 28, 2014) - Closing out Big Sky Resort's 40th anniversary year is the 11th annual Pond Skim, marking the finale of another ski season. Pond Skim 2014, presented by Pabst Blue Ribbon, is Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm near the base of Ramcharger chairlift on the Ambush ski run.

Big Sky Resort's Pond Skim is a spectacle of carnage as participants attempt to ski or snowboard over a glacier blue pond built by Big Sky Resort's terrain park team and draws over 5,000 spectators. Various pond designs have included a double pond with 6 foot drop in the middle, a double pond with a table top in the middle, a curved pond, and a pond requiring a tight turn or big air to navigate. This year's pond design will be revealed on the morning of April 19 and bound to be a crowd pleaser with surprise hurdles, jumps and floating obstacles.

Pond Skim participation is encouraged with a registration cost of $25 per person and is limited to 100 individual participants. Each participant receives an official Pond Skim trucker hat. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costumes and cheer on each participant as they attempt to cross the chilly waters on skis or a snowboard with amazing skill or absolute soaked failure and some might try to douse the crowd.

Participants register 11:00am - 12:00pm at the Summit Clock Tower. The Pond Skim after party will be at Whiskey Jack's with live music by Milton Menasco, followed by Bottom of the Barrel.

Big Sky Resort's last day of the season is Sunday, April 20, 2014. Easter Sunrise Service will be offered by the Big Sky Chaplain's Association's, Brad Lartigue, on Sunday at 7:00am at the top of the Swift Current chairlift. Complimentary chairlift loading starts at 6:30am. Foot traffic is also welcome. Skiers and Snowboarders will take the Mr. K ski run back to the Mountain Village base after the service.