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89th Annual Slush Cup 2017 – Sunshine Village

May 22, 2017 at 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


What: The 89th annual Slush Cup in Banff, AB

Slush Cup 2017 Sunshine Village Banff AB Canada best pond skim spring skiing

Slush Cup Image taken by: Michael Lawton

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.


May 22, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sunshine Village
1 Sunshine access Rd
Banff, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada
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