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Submitted by brian on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:15am

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
530-452-7111 or

Squaw Valley Hosts the Legendary Lake Cushing Crossing This Saturday, April 13

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] April 9, 2013 – Squaw Valley is excited to announce that the 23rd Annual Lake Cushing Crossing will take place this Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m.

*Click to view and download images from the Cushing Crossing.

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.
Since the creation of the Cushing Crossing over 20 years ago, plenty of ski resorts have come up with their own pond skimming events, yet none rival this one. Perhaps it is because the characters at Squaw are a little more creative. Or maybe it is because Cushing Pond is a real pond, rather than a tarp-lined ditch or kiddie pool. Whatever the reason, the Cushing Crossing blows other pond skimming events out of the water, as demonstrated by the thousand plus spectators that come out for the event every year. 

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

  • Overall: 2013/14 Bronze Season Pass, GoPro Hero 3, $200 cash
  • Men’s Ski: GoPro Hero 3, Oakley Goggles, $100 cash
  • Men’s Snowboard: GoPro Hero 3, Oakley Goggles, $100 Cash
  • Women’s Ski: GoPro Hero 3, Oakley Goggles, $100 Cash
  • Woman’s Snowboard: GoPro Hero 3, Oakley Goggles, $100 Cash
  • Unlimited: GoPro Hero 3, $100 cash
  • Most Creative: Oakley Goggles, Squaw swag, $100 cash
  • Skinny Ski (70mm or less): Oakley Goggles, Squaw swag, $100 cash

In addition to the legendary pond skimming event, this weekend boasts an incredible lineup of spring fun at Squaw Valley with a Saturday pool party at High Camp, great ski conditions, sunny skies in the forecast, and music at the KT Base Bar.

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, please see

About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass. For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit or or call 1.800.403.0206.

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