Squaw Valley USA - Squaw Valley’s highly anticipated pond skimming event, the Lake Cushing Crossing, has been postponed from May 29 to Sunday, July 3 due to inclemate weather – the tulips have been dumped upon! The Lake Tahoe ski resort is predicted to receive an additional three to five inches of snow overnight tonight adding to the already record-breaking season snowfall total of 777 inches. For those looking to enjoy the fresh powder, besides the tulips, Squaw Valley is open for skiing and riding today through Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day Weekend.
We all love the legendary Lake Cushing Crossing, the original pond skimming competition which was conceived at Squaw in the 70′s when ski patrollers attempted to cross the pond at the base of the mountain, Lake Cushing. Their ritual evolved into a public competition and today, you get a heavy dousing of eccentrically colorful costumes that match the wild personalities on both skis and snowboards. At the Squaw Cushing Classic, you still have to skim over the real pond while other resorts create a bright blue colored water pool. Hard core, Squaw.
“This is the first time in history that we have hosted the Cushing Crossing in July,” noted Jimmy King, Squaw Valley’s Mountain Manager who has overseen every Lake Cushing Crossing. “We are hoping for better weather come July and summer temperatures should make for an incredible spectator event.”
MAKE NOTES NOW: The 21st Lake Cushing Crossing will take place at the Cushing Pond on Sunday, July 3 at 2 pm. NOT TODAY.
Squaw Valley USA is selling season passes for the 2011-12 winter season starting at just $399. Lowest pricing is guaranteed through June 15, 2011. All season passes include summer Cable Car access, bring-a-friend discounted tickets and discounts on lessons, retail and parking passes. See squaw.com for more details.