A group of friends enjoying Hops Fest


From Harvest Fest and the Holidays, to First Fridays and Cider Fest, in Hood River, there’s always something to celebrate. Visit Hood River is excited to bring you a host of signature events, throughout the year.

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Double Mountain Pond Skim at Mt. Hood Meadows

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We are super excited for this year’s Pond Skim with our new sponsor, Double Mountain!

The Pond Skim is scheduled for Saturday, May 4… which was originally our closing day, but we’ve now extended the season! Snowboarders and skiers ages 15 and older, get ready to skim your way across 100 feet of frigid water for some awesome prizes! Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as for best splash, best costume and best overall impression. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be judged on making it across, costume and impression. When working on your costumes, please remember this is a family-friendly event so please keep it PG. Fewer clothes does not equal more points!

Registration includes a commemorative towel and a free pint for those 21 and older, and $10 from your entry fee will be donated to Special Olympics of Oregon.

This event is in the base area so it’s great for spectators wanting to watch costumed competitors fly across a pond filled with water. We’ll also have music from DJ Kyle happening from 11 AM – 4 PM!

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