Spring skiing and riding wouldn’t be complete without a skim across the pond, which is what brave Superheroes and comic book characters will attempt to do at Bolton Valley on Saturday, March 26. This year’s pond skimming event, the biggest party of the resort’s season and a celebration of spring, is dedicated to “Superheros and Comics,” so resort official are expecting a lot of heroes chasing villains out of the pond in the hopes of not getting wet themselves.
Pond skimming takes place on a man-made pond created especially for the event, right in front of the Base Lodge. Competitors, fueled only by gravity, technique and the desire to stay dry, will attempt to skim across the pond for special prizes and awards. The entry fee is $5/skimmer and participants must have a lift ticket for the day or a season pass to enter. Registration is from 10 a.m. – Noon with skimming beginning at 1 p.m. After the awards ceremony around 3 p.m., skiers and riders are invited to join a post-skim complimentary wine tasting celebration at the Bolton Valley Deli in the base village area. A great spectator event as well, music, a DJ and good vibes round out the festivities.
Bolton Valley Resort is Vermont’s most convenient big mountain for skiing and riding packed with value. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.