Skimmers to compete in Cushing Crossing Saturday at Squaw |

Skimmers to compete in Cushing Crossing Saturday at Squaw

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Courtesy Jeff Engerbretson

SQUAW VALLEY — Squaw Valley will host the 23rd Annual Lake Cushing Crossing Saturday at 1 p.m.

The Cushing Crossing is the resort's acclaimed pond skimming event that challenges participants to cross the vast and chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard or any ski- or snowboard-based vessel. The event is known for colossal crashes, hilarious costumes, and ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions.

Prizes include a 2013-14 season pass, a GoPro Hero 3 and $200 cash for the overall winner. Men's and women's ski and snowboard winners will win a GoPro Hero 3, Oakley goggles and $100 cash. The most creative contestant and the winner of the skinny ski category (70mm or less) will score Oakley goggles, Squaw swag and $100 cash.

The Cushing Crossing is open to the first 50 registrants. Registration this year will take place at the KT Base Bar at 9 a.m. and the competition kicks off at 1 p.m. The cost to participate is $20 per person. All entrants must be 18 years of age or older. Life preserver and a helmet are required. For more information, visit

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