Winter News

Pond Skimming Splashes to Bolton Valley March 24

by Craig Altschul

The annual rite of spring skiing, also known as pond skimming, returns to Bolton Valley, Sat., March 24. Skimmers start on the slope in front of the Base Lodge to test their skill – luck? – at crossing the manmade pond. Entry fee is $5 (plus lift ticket or season pass). Skimming begins at 1 p.m., followed by awards and prizes. Don’t want to try crossing the pond? Watch others and cheer them on.

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About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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