If you attended this year's Pond Skimming Contest at Taos Ski Valley you might have seen a matador, a hula dancer and a few speedos. A spring storm made snow conditions ideal for the competition where skiers and snowboarders skid across a man made pond in hopes to make it to the other side. Riders were judged on style and ability to cross the pond. Frequently, many competitors fail to cross the water and are submerged in an icy bath. Luckily a hot tub awaited the brave souls who dared enter the competition at The Phoenix Bar and Grill.