California Festivals


California Pond Skims

BEAR VALLEY: Bear Valley Resort Pondskim Brew Fest April 8, 2023, Pondskim at 12.30 p.m.

Bear Valley Mountain
2280 State Route 207
Bear Valley, CA 95223

 Signup  8:30-11 a.m. in the Sunroom *limited spots available Pondskim Starts! 12:30 p.m.

The ski resort's most popular and exciting event of the year invites guests to dig out your best retro ski-gear, your dancing shoes, and an appetite for fun!  Participants must be on the slopes and ready to go 15 minutes before your time slot. Watch from the sidelines up and down the slopes! The goal is to make your way across our man-made pond on your skis or snowboard without falling, though falling is half the fun!    
Event Schedule
10-11 a.m.  or until registration is full Pond Skim registration and 
12:15 p.m. UC Berkeley Marching Band Performance to kick off Pond Skim
12:30 p.m. Pond Skim Starts
12-3 p.m. Brewfest hours
1-4 p.m. Music by the Star Dog

MAMMOTH LAKES: Mammoth Mountain Pond Skim April 16, 2023, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area
10001 Minaret Road
Mammoth Lakes CA 93546


OLYMPIC VALLEY: Palisades Tahoe (Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows) The Cushing Crossing May 13, 2023, 1 p.m.
Squaw Alpine
1960 Squaw Valley Road
Olympic Valley, CA 96146
The 31st Annual Cushing Crossing springs forth each spring season from the original pond skimming event that started a resort ritual. Every year this family friendly spectacle features a celebrity judging panel and amazing emcees. Look for big spills, plenty of laughter and thrills guests don't want to miss. Event kicks off at 1 p.m. Awards follow at the pond.
Prizes / category:
Best Overall
Men's Ski
Men's Snowboard
Women's Ski
Women's Snowboard

PINECREST: Dodge Ridge Mountain Tsunami & Pond Skim
Rescheduled to April 8, 2023, 11 a.m. music on deck begins. Pond Skim 12-3 p.m.

Dodge Ridge Mountain Ski Resort
1 Dodge Ridge Road
Pinecrest, CA
Free to see, $10 participation,

Join in an iconic spring day on the slopes when waves take over the mountain!! Enjoy an Tiki-packed Saturday including reggae music, pond skimming competition, BBQ, costume contest, and much more. Live Reggae Music by Pipe Down on the Creekside Deck 11-12 & 3:00-4:00 Pond Skim Competition 12-3pm Best Costume Best Splash Best Skim Best Trick Costume Contest Tiki/Tropical Attire Encouraged. Free Leis to Pond Skim Spectators. Prizes and Giveaways. Tiki Drink Specials. Sign ups   on the Creekside Deck the day of the event  8:30-11 a.m. Limited to the first 100 participants. $10 participation fee per pond skim participant. Free to spectate. No food or beverages allowed on the snow.

TRUCKEE: Tahoe Donner Downhill Dummy Contest April 9, 2023
SUPERHEROES is the theme 

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Resort
11603 Snowpeak Way
Truckee, CA 96161
12PM | Downhill Dummy display on the deck (Dummies must be on the deck no later than 4PM to participate)
3PM | Eagle Rock Chairlift closes
4:15PM | Dummies are hauled up and launched

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

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