24th annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns Saturday to Squaw | SierraSun.com

24th annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns Saturday to Squaw

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The annual Lake Cushing Crossing always brings out a lively crowd at Squaw Valley.
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The 24th Annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns to Squaw Valley Saturday.

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 event kicks off at 1 p.m. at Cushing Pond, located adjacent to the KT Base Bar.

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.

Prizes for the winners of the lake Cushing Crossing will be as follows:

Overall: Bronze Pass, GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses and $200

Men’s Ski: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses and $100

Women’s Ski: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses and $100

Men’s Snowboard: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses and $100

Women’s Snowboard: GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses and $100

Unlimited (non-ski/snowboard sliding device): GoPro, Oakley Sunglasses & $100

For more information, visit http://www.squaw.com.