Prepare for Wipeouts, Fun at Loon Mountain’s Pond Skimming Event in New Hampshire
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It is that time of year again!
Wipeouts, costumes, soaking wet snowsuits...and more wipeouts. You know what I'm referring to.
Waterville Valley calls it "The Last Run Luau."
Mount Sunapee calls it the "Slush cup."
Loon Mountain calls it the "Slush Pool Party."
Regardless of what you or your mountain calls it, it is always an epic way to end the ski season. Although Waterville Valley did their Last Run Luau the first weekend of April, and Mount Sunapee did their Slush Cup the weekend before, there is still time to try and conquer the pool at the end of a New England ski mountain.
If you are not super familiar with these kinds of events, I will summarize what they are. Basically, at the end of nearly every ski season, mountains across the Northeast and even nationwide will host some kind of water skimming event.
At the bottom of the mountain, the flattest part, mountains will build a pool with the water being level to the snow.
The goal: To ski or snowboard across the top of the water to the other side (yes, it is possible).
The alternative goal: To make it as far across the water without hurting yourself or others.
The REAL goal: To have as much fun as possible and enjoy one last day on the slopes.
Few make it across. Most end up soaked. However, it is always a fun event to attend, watch, or scroll through aftermath videos and photos.
Loon Mountain's Slushpool Party begins this Saturday, April 9, 2022 at noon, according to their website. Registration runs from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and only those 12 and up who register can participate.
To those braving the Slushpool, good luck. To those watching the event from the sidelines, send me some of the wipeout videos!