Fording a body of water is no easy task, especially when all of your oxen are dead, and your Native American guide is being a d**k because he apparently "can't carry" the 600lbs of buffalo meat you paid him. Making your next fording even more difficult than dysentery, Squaw Valley's Lake Cushing Crossing.
The first-ever summer running of the event, Squaw's LCC is a costume-encouraged pond-skimming crash-fest on the 3rd that takes competitors down over a football field's worth of snow-covered mountain and into an attempt to pond-skim 40yds across Lake Cushing, a body of water first discovered by
former USC linebacker Brian Cushing Lt. John C. Fremont. The run (which is open to the first 50 who sign up) lets you blow down the mountain and across/into the lake on pretty much anything you can ride and're confident won't sink -- in 2010, contraptions ridden included a beach chair, an old engine-less snowmobile, a chairlift affixed to three snowboards, and the Heat bandwagon. Prizes're awarded in six different classes (women's ski, women's snowboard, men's snowboard, most creative, unlimited, and overall skinny ski, which requires the skier go across on planks narrower than 70mm), with a grand prize Squaw Bronze Season Pass and $100 cash prize going to the winner of each division, who'll no doubt be a d(en)ominator.
And because seeing people go face-first into a lake is only so fun, they're also doing fireworks and live music, which barely beats the entrancing MIDI concerts pumping out of that Apple II.