Plan Your Vacation
Plan Your Vacation

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Win the Pond Skimming Contest With These Tips!

On Saturday, March 31st, we’ll be hosting our second annual pond skimming contest on the beach. Last year’s contest was an absolute riot and became one of our guest-favorite events of the entire season. This year, the contest will be just as exciting–for both participants and those who come to cheer on the fun!

Here’s what you need to know about the pond skimming contest: Style points are a big deal. This is the day to pull the bright tutu or 80’s neon onesie out of the closet. Suspenders and bowtie while you’re skiing? On this day, heck yes! But this advice isn’t just for participants–we encourage everyone on the mountain to dress in their craziest costumes on pond skimming day!


For those who want to test their skimming skills, there are a few things you need to know. First, come in hot if you want to clear the pond. A speed check right before you hit the pond could sink you. It’s called pond skimming, not pond skiing, for a reason!

Second, leave the ski poles at home. Those can easily rip our precious pool liner.

Third, this is all about glory and bragging rights, but we also have some cool prizes from Ska Brewing for the competitors who impress us the most.

Fourth, watch out for alligators.

We’ll see you on Saturday!

Matthew Krichman is the Events Manager for Purgatory Resort. He can be seen around the mountain planning, organizing, and executing our exciting lineup of events!