Mammoth Mountain Festivals

Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim

April 19, 2020, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes CA 93546   800.MAMMOTH / 800.626.6684

Pond skim is open to ages 18+ only, costume required

8:30 a.m. Tickets issued to first 50 people in line at registration to guarantee a spot
9 a.m. Registration at Canyon Lodge
2 p.m. Pond Skim
4 p.m. Spring Party at the Canyon Beach Bar

The first 50 competitors in costumes will get a coveted spot in the 2018 skim. You must BE IN COSTUME at registration to secure your place = no costume, no entry.

Watch outlandish antics as skiers and snowboarders head straight down a hill into an icy pond of water. The crowds fill up Canyon Lodge to watch.  In the past, competitors have had two ponds to skim with a strategy that went like this: you can skim Pond #1 into a second, longer pond or just skip the first pond altogether. But skipping a pond comes at a price, there will be a jump feature into Pond #2 for spring shredders willing to test their limits.


Costume - creativity and living the costume.
Crossing style, difficultly, bail height, and splash (if you sink you may get extra points).
If you get across, that means nothing. This is all about style!
All scoring and selection of winners is solely and completely up to the judges.

After the Pond Skim teams of 6 compete in Tug-A-War contest across the artic pond. This event is also free to the first 8 teams of 6 competitors who register in the morning from 9-10:30 a.m. on the Gondola Deck. This is a single elimination style contest.

You must BE IN COSTUME at registration to secure your place = no costume, no entry. Past categories have included Best Crash and Bikini Babe. There's likely to be more exciting categories this year.

After the first 50 are registered, five wild card skimmers will be chosen at random by a "celebrity" judge to round out the field.

Registration for ages 18+ at 11 a.m. at Canyon Lodge
50 competitors in Superhero themed costumes get a coveted spot in the 2016 skim.


Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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