Best Wipeouts of Squaw's Annual Lake Cushing Crossing

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 9, 2014 4:54 pm

 The 24th Annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns to Squaw Valley Saturday, April 12. The acclaimed pond skimming event challenges participants to cross the chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel – resulting in colossal crashes, ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions and hilarious costumes.

This year’s Lake Cushing Crossing kicks off at 1 p.m. at Cushing Pond, located adjacent to the KT Base Bar.

Not for the faint of heart. Photo: Tom O

Not for the faint of heart. / Photo: Tom O”Neill

The competition will be limited to the first 50 registrants. Participants can register on the day of the event at KT Base Bar. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and is $20 per competitor. Competitors are required to wear a life-preserver and helmet. An early arrival for registration is recommended, as the event fills up quickly.

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Almost there mate, Om du skulle ha noen sporsmal har samtlige av vare anbefalte sider god support som raskt svarer pa dine sporsmal!Er du en stor entusiast av spilleautomater pa nett og de mange ulike spillende de ulike casinosidene pa internett tilbyr? Da har du definitivt kommet til det rette stedet. almost. / Photo: Tom O”neill

Prizes for the winners of the lake Cushing Crossing will be as follows:
Overall: Bronze Pass – GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $200
Men’s Ski: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100
Women’s Ski: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100
Men’s Snowboard: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100
Women’s Snowboard: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100
Unlimited (non-ski/snowboard sliding device): GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100

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This guy was prepared, he brought a snorkel. / Photo: Tom O”Neill

cushing pond skim

Always better to pond skim with friends. / Photo: Tom O”Neill

In addition to the legendary pond skimming event, this weekend boasts an incredible lineup of spring fun at Squaw Valley with a mountaintop hot tub at High Camp, great ski conditions, sunny skies in the forecast, and live music at the KT Base Bar. This weekend also brings the 31st annual Snow Golf Tournament and live music to Alpine Meadows this Saturday. For more information, visit and

Photo: Tom O

One participant successfully glides across the lake, drink in hand. / Photo: Tom O”Neill