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89th Annual Slush Cup 2017 – Sunshine Village
May 22, 2017 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
What: The 89th annual Slush Cup in Banff, AB
Details: In it’s 89th installment, this could be considered the grandfather of all spring pond skim events. Started by a couple of rowdy skiers in 1928 named Cliff Whyte and Cyril Paris, they discovered that fires and logging had created ready-made ski slopes all around Banff. After skiing deep powder all winter long, these ski bums, along with their buddies, gathered to celebrate the snow-melt runoff and started what has become a tradition for finishing off the long ski season in Banff. Makes sense why we put these two resorts in our top 10 for spring skiing.
- Sunshine Village’s largest event. Held on the last day of the season, Slush Cup is a competition where participants ski or snowboard down a run into an icy pool of water. The aim is to skim across to the end on the pool.
- Registration is on the day ONLY from 8:30 am in the village outside the Ski School desk.