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Vail's World Pond Skimming Championships

Vail Mountain Closing Day

Vail's World Pond Skimming Championships were held on Vail Mountain Closing Day.

If you stayed at the Ritz Carlton Residence Club in Bachelor Gulch over the weekend, you were there for Vail Mountain Closing Day, when Vail's World Pond Skimming Championships were held at the Golden Peak ski area. This year's Pond Skimming Championships drew in the biggest crowd in the event's eight year history. There was free BBQ and turkey legs as thousands watched costumed skiers and snowboarders attempt to clear a 100-foot, ice cold pond. This year, newbies Chris Conrad and Brandon McDonald dominated the competition. Conrad made a last minute decision to participate and ended up winning first place. McDonald made it straight across and even did a switch back trick just to show off. Participants are judged on crowd responses, costumes, distance traveled and overall effect.



The Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch is the most luxurious of all Beaver Creek hotels. Travel En Vogue offers individuals searching for luxury Colorado vacation rentals the opportunity to stay at an exclusive Ritz Carlton Private Residence Club condo. These Beaver Creek vacation rentals are two to four bedroom condos, perfect for group ski vacations. The Ritz Carlton Vail vacation rentals feature master bed and bathrooms, fully equipped gourmet kitchen, living room, balcony, washer and dryer, twice daily maid service, 24 hour concierge, and up to 8 free lift tickets per day. Guests of the Ritz Carlton Beaver Creek rentals are also granted full use of the Beaver Creek resort facilities, like 5-star dining, spa and fitness center, heated outdoor pool and jacuzzi, and the Ritz Kids program.

 Vail Vacation Rentals
2121 N. Frontage Rd. Ste 4
Vail, CO 81657
(800) 933-7704