Costumed Siberian Skiers Glide on Water for End-of-Winter Extravaganza

The most creatively costumed skiers and snowboarders in Siberia took to the slopes one last time at the annual Gornoluzhnik event in Krasnoyarsk on Sunday. The fun and games mark the end of the ski season and the start of warmer weather.

The competitors are required to clear a 25-meter pool of water at the bottom of the ski slope. Hopefully, participants will have gained enough momentum to avoid an icy dip – and to avoid ruining their colorful costumes.

Here are some of the best-costumed winter sports enthusiasts flying, gliding and splashing their way into spring: