17th Annual Lake Cushing ClassicSquaw Valley’s
Signature Spring Event Rescheduled for April 29,
Valley USA] April 17, 2007- Due to recent
snowfall and cold temperatures, Squaw Valley USA has announced that
it will postpone the annual Lake Cushing Classic until Sunday, April
Nature keeps bringing us winter weather, which is great for the snow
conditions – but not conducive to the pond crossing experience,”
explained Squaw Valley’s Derek Moore. “We decided to push the
Cushing Classic back to April 29 because we want it to be as fun and
enjoyable as possible for the participants and spectators.”
America’s authentic pond crossing, the Cushing Classic features over
fifty contestants and hundreds of spectators turning out to watch
local lunatics and adventurous guests attempt to cross Lake Cushing.
The goal is to get enough speed down the snow ramp and make it to
the opposite side of the lake without falling. This contest is
notorious for cannonball-sized crashes, hilarious costumes and
ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions. Judging is based on
style, grace, flair and of course, successfully crossing the lake.
are awarded in five divisions – men’s and women’s ski and snowboard
divisions and the fifth, and often most amusing, the unlimited
division. The overall grand prize is a 2007/2008 Squaw Valley
midweek season pass and $100 cash prize will be awarded to the
winner of each class. The awards ceremony and deck party take place
on the sundeck immediately following the event.
Registration takes place on the Sun Deck rotunda at noon with
the competition starting at 2 pm. The cost to participate is $15.
All entrants MUST be 18 years of age or older and have a life
preserver and a helmet, and sign a liability release form. The
Cushing Classic is open to the first 50 registrants. NOTE:
An April 29, 2007 date for the Cushing Classic is, of course,
weather permitting. For more information please visit http://www.squaw.com or call