MT. HOOD MEADOWS, OR – Snowboarders and skiers, get ready to launch yourself across 90 feet of frigid water on Saturday, April 24 at the 4th annual Sno-Kona Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows, where you can win a free trip for two to Hawaii. Festivities kick into high gear from 11 am to 4 pm.
The day will be jam-packed with live music, Polynesian décor, leis and other giveaways, many on-snow high jinks and of course, plentiful Kona beer sampling. The tension builds throughout the day with all contestants vying for the grand prize of a trip for two to Oahu, including round trip airfare and hotel, courtesy of All About Hawaii.
Registration is open. The field is limited to 100 competitors who will take a qualifying run, and if they make it across the pond they’ll advance to the skim-offs. The Pond Skim will be ran in reverse order of registration – those who register last will skim across the pond first. All competitors must be 21 or over.
The Pond Skim’s local celebrity judges will include weather and all-around outdoors guru Matt Zaffino from KGW-TV, 105.9 The Brew afternoon radio personality Bozyk, “Squid” from 94.7 and Brad fromAll About Hawaii . Judging will be based on: best skimming style, best costume, best impression made by a woman, and best showmanship comprised of best costume and best crowd reaction while skimming the pond.
With the grand prize winner nabbing the trip to Hawaii, second place will receive a Kona prize pack that includes two beach chairs, a skimboard, a backpack cooler, Kona beach towel, and a set of 12 Kona glasses. Third place winner will be treated to a $50 gift certificate from Bamboo Grove. Cost to participate in the Pond Skim is $25 per entrant, which includes a complimentary Kona beach towel.
Pre-registration will close on Friday, April 23, at 5 pm. Day of registration may be open depending on availability, at $40 per entrant. The event date will be changed to Sunday, April 25, in the case of inclement weather.