Although it’s sad to say goodbye to such an amazing season here in Keystone, we sure won’t be going out with anything less than a big smile on our faces. The cheering will be heard from a mile away and the memories will last a lifetime during this year’s Slush Cup Pond Skimming Contest at Keystone Resort.
The annual Keystone Slush Cup will start at 11 a.m. this Sunday, April 10th along with a closing day celebration at the Mountain House Base area. You can plan for some big splashes, great costumes, tons of laughter and some really impressive slides across this long ice water filled lake. It’s a tradition that has become one of our favorites here in Keystone! We mean it when we say ‘All Characters Welcome’, as you won’t believe some of the costumes and characters that participate in this event! Some of the most memorable costumes over the years included a wacky, flailing arm inflatable tube man, a sumo wrestler, a blue avatar, Teen Wolf, Where’s Waldo and more. Keep your eye out for the SummitCove Yeti who will be participating in his 6th year of pond skimming!
There will be two separate ponds setup at the event; one for the adults and one for kids ages 6 – 13. Anyone participating who is age 14 – 17 will have the choice to enter in either competition. Obviously, the adult pond will be a bit longer and deeper with a ‘small’ jump leading into it. Lifeguards standby to help skiers and riders who don’t quite make it across! There will be prizes handed out for the best crash, best costume, and best overall performance for both the adults and the children. Live music from the Beloved Invaders will be happening during the event, pumping the tunes and getting riders and the crowd excited for their runs. Look out for crowd giveaways and prizes all afternoon as well.
Registration for the event will be from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. and then the skimming will go until 2 p.m., same day registration will be available with a credit card if you didn’t sign up in advance online. Whether you are just about to get on the Peru lift for some final laps of the season or finishing up the day with a cold beverage, be sure to come check out this epic event! It is fun for everyone involved and is sure to give you some good laughs! Make it a weekend and stay with SummitCove Vacation Lodging in the Mountain House base area to have the best spot in town for the Keystone Slush Cup. SummitCove Lodging is currently offering 40% off select condos for closing weekend at Keystone. Chateaux DuMont condos are larger two to four bedroom properties that feature private hot tubs, great balconies and private laundry. Slopeside Condos offer incredible convenience at an affordable rate. Take advantage of their outdoor shared grills and have an afternoon barbecue in the sunshine while you watch the Slush Cup celebrations!