Bye-Bye Winter – Hello Spring! : Wintergreen Pond Skimming

Photos By Paul Purpura : ©2011 : Spring is welcomed in this past Sunday (3.20.11) with the annual Pond Skimming at Wintergreen Resort. The event marks the unofficial end to ski season.

Wintergreen Resort
Nelson County, Virginia

Spring arrived in style this past Sunday as folks at Wintergreen Resort celebrated the unofficial end to the 2010-2011 ski season. There may be a day or two left but the annual Pond Skimming marks the general end to the season as minds turn toward warmer days to come. Our NCL Mountain Photographer, Paul Purpura made the 2011 event, just like he has countless times in the years past.

VP Of Operations at Wintergreen Resort, Jay Roberts, skims across the pond dressed at Batman. Pow! Zowie! Boom! Bang!
This youngster was more than happy to get out of the 33° water at this year's pond skimming at Wintergreen Resort.
Kim Holzer, is a Level III ski instructor at Wintergreen, cheers as she made it all the way across! This was her first try at pond skimming.
Ouch! Wipe out! Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the entire wipe out sequence from start to finish!
The crowd looks on during the 2011 Pond Skimming at Wintergreen Resort.
Part of the fun in saying so long to winter is to skim across the pond in the craziest ourfit you can wear!
Kim Holzer is handed her 3rd place prize for making it across the 75 foot pond.

Awards were base costume, style, tricks and getting across the 75 foot pond,

Top thee winners are:

1. Paul Bradley
2. Rob McFarland
3. Kim Holzer

Paul’s super duper wipe out sequence below: Very cool!


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