This Quirky Festival Is A Sure Sign That Spring Has Arrived In Montana

Spring means a lot of things to Montanans — the (eventual) melting of the snow, beautiful hikes, and Missoula’s bacon festival, just to name a few. And if you live anywhere near Big Sky, you know there’s no better way to bid winter adieu than with some good old-fashioned pond skimming.

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To get a better idea of what pond skimming looks like, check out this YouTube video from 2016.


You can find all the details about this eccentric event on the Big Sky Resort website. And if you’d rather celebrate spring in a calmer place, take one of these trips.