Breck Plunge pond-skimming is back this Sunday for closing weekend
As if you haven’t had enough time to ski in a tutu and get soaking wet, Breckenridge brings a close to the season on Sunday, April 23 with the annual Breck Plunge pond-skimming party.
Beginning at 1:30 p.m., skiers and snowboarders (18 years and older) are invited to the base of Peak 8 for a day of pond-skimming in the shadow of the Tenmile Range. Registration is open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Peak 8 activities center and costs $25 per person. Pre-registration is available online. All skimmers get one run to impress the judges, and the top 20 runs from the prelims advance to the finals. Competitors are judged by Breck employees on the basics — style, costume and pond-skimming talent — with awards for the top-three best pond-skimmers, male and female, plus prizes for best costume and best plunge.
All competitors are required to wear a helmet and purchase a lift ticket or use a season pass to access the venue. Foot spectators can watch for free from the base of the pond or T-Bar and Ski Hill Grill, where free music, drink specials and more are available all day long. The Breck Plunge wraps up with finals at 3:15 p.m. and awards at 3:45 p.m.
2017 Breck Plunge schedule
8:30 a.m. — Lifts open to the public
9:30-11 a.m. — Check-in and registration at the Activities Center for all competitors
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Live music and luau themed lunch specials at Ski Hill Grill
1 p.m. — Competitor meeting (top of pond skim course, mandatory for all competitors)
1:30 p.m. — Event start (single run format)
3:15 p.m. — Event final (top 20 competitors advance for a final run)
3:45 p.m. — Awards at T-Bar and Bud Light After Party (time is approximate based on competition)
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