To skim, or not to skim. That is the question.
Well if you're game, you have a good selection of pond skimming contests at Vermont ski resorts to choose from. Here are a few to consider watching, or participating in, below.
The alpine ski areas are still enjoying spring skiing, while the nordic centers are winding down, and some up north are closed already.
Mount Snow: Saturday, March 27. Dress in costume and descend Canyon in an attempt to cross a 100' man-made pond.
Bolton Valley: Saturday, March 27. Costume theme will be "The '70s."
Sugarbush: Saturday, March 27. Limited to the first 100 competitors; starts at noon.
Burke Mountain: Saturday, April 3. Brave competitors vie to earn the title of King & Queen of the Pond.
Okemo: Saturday, April 3. They make an 80-foot-long pond for the Slush Cup.
Killington: Saturday, April 17. Wild costumes are sure to make a splash.
I once saw a man at Wildcat mountain ski bare-ass across a slushy pond — and then bellyflop into the water. That's probably something we don't need to see again. Brrrr.
Photo: Courtesy of Mount Snow.