Tags:Beech Mountain Resort celebrated the end of its ski season last weekend with a March 12 "pond skimming" contest.
The festive event drew a legion of fearless skiers and snowboarders who tried to speed down the slopes with enough momentum to skim across a small man-made pond built in to the middle of the hill. This video captures several of the triumphs, as well as a few of the less successful attempts.
While most western North Carolina resorts are now closed for the season, Sugar Mountain Resort and Appalachian Ski Mountain remain open.
Video by Jake Frankel
Music: "Big Noise from Krekel" by Mad Tea Party