Slip-sliding away: Video of the Beech Mountain ‘pond skimming’ contest

Beech Mountain Resort celebrated the end of its ski season last weekend with a March 12 “pond skimming” contest.

The festive event drew a legion of fearless skiers and snowboarders who tried to speed down the slopes with enough momentum to skim across a small man-made pond built in to the middle of the hill. This video captures several of the triumphs, as well as a few of the less successful attempts.

While most western North Carolina resorts are now closed for the season, Sugar Mountain Resort and Appalachian Ski Mountain remain open.

Video by Jake Frankel
Music: “Big Noise from Krekel” by Mad Tea Party


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About Jake Frankel
Jake Frankel is an award-winning journalist who enjoys covering a wide range of topics, from politics and government to business, education and entertainment.

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2 thoughts on “Slip-sliding away: Video of the Beech Mountain ‘pond skimming’ contest

  1. ashevillain7

    In fairness, that is not so much a pond as it is a puddle. Anyone who made it across that puddle is effectively skiing on the snow surface just below the couple inches of water and not actually skiing their way across on the water itself. Put some more water in there if you want to do it right!

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