The Original Pond Skim – 31st Annual Cushing Crossing Returns to Palisades Tahoe, CA

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Cushing Crossing. Credit: Palisades Tahoe

The Original Pond-Skim Event will take place on May 20

Get ready to make a splash! Palisades Tahoe, CA, is excited to announce the return of the 31st Annual Cushing Crossing pond-skimming event on May 20 at 1 pm, weather and conditions permitting. Due to the record-breaking 714 inches of snowfall received this year, Cushing Pond melted at a slower rate, leading to a delay in the initial date of the event.

The Cushing Crossing is the original pond-skimming contest and is widely regarded as the best event of the spring season. Join us for a day of fun, laughter, and spills as participants attempt to ski or snowboard across a pond of freezing water in their craziest costumes.

In addition to the adrenaline-pumping pond-skimming action, attendees can look forward to a panel of local celebrity judges and two of the best emcees in the business. Plus, there will be an awards ceremony immediately following the event at Cushing Pond. Category winners will receive prizes from our sponsors, including Yeti, Smith, Phunkshun Wear, Dakine, and Darn Tough. The overall winner will receive 2023/2024 Ikon Base Pass, GoPro Hero 11, and $500 cash. After the awards ceremony, check out the live music from DJ Funksalot at the KT Base Bar.

“We’re thrilled to bring back the Cushing Crossing event for its 31st year. It’s always a highlight of our spring season and a great opportunity for our community to come together and celebrate the end of winter in a fun and unique way.”

– Kristen Costa, Events & Sponsorships Senior Manager

So come on out and enjoy the festivities! To register as a participant, please head to Wildflour at 7 am, the day of the event. The registration fee is $20, cash only. Admission to view the event is free, and everyone is encouraged to dress up in their wackiest costumes. We hope to see you there!

For more information on the 31st Annual Cushing Crossing pond-skimming event, please visit the Palisades Tahoe Event’s Calendar.

Ikon Pass Holder Appreciation Day

To celebrate this historic season and show our sincere appreciation for being our guest, on May 20, we are pleased to host Ikon Pass Holder Appreciation Day, which offers a double Ikon Pass discount at Palisades food & beverage and retail locations, as well as a pass holder raffle at KT Base Bar from 2-4 pm.

Summer Lodging Packages

Stay at The Village at Palisades Tahoe to easily access Lake Tahoe adventures. 22/23 and 23/24 Ikon Pass holders get 25% off Sunday-Thursday and 10% off Friday-Saturday, blackout dates apply. Save up to 20% off Sunday-Thursday with Stay More, Save More package (10% off two nights, 15% off three nights, 20% off four nights), blackout dates apply. Book Slopeside Lodging with Discounted Lift Tickets and get lodging with access to up to 30% off Palisades Tahoe lift tickets.

Spring Ticket Trio

A sharable pack of 3 lift tickets is what the Spring Ticket Trio is all about. It includes three all-ages lift tickets good for any three days. You can use all three yourself or share a ticket or two with friends or family members. The Spring Ticket Trio is available online or onsite and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket.

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