Sunshine Slush Cup is Back!
19th May 2022
Last modified on May 24th, 2022
Many resorts have them but Sunshine in Alberta, Canada was one of the first. It’s three years since the last one took place due to Covid-19 & this season it ran for the 92nd time. UPDATED
It all started as a dare and now it’s known across the world.
It has been named as Travel Alberta’s “Event of the Year”.
This is the first year it has been held since picking up the honour before the pandemic.
“The origin of Banff Sunshine’s Slush Cup has been traced back to the resort’s early days – when two avid spring skiers came across a fresh pond of meltwater while skiing what is now Banff Sunshine Village,” said Kendra Scurfield, Director of Brand and Communications.
“Legend has it, Cyril Paris (one of the two skiers) kindly dared his friend to ski across the newly minted meltwater lake. In return, his friend, Peter Whyte, asked him to hold his drink before getting into a solid tuck.”
Now the end of winter event attracts skiers, snowboarders, and party seekers from across Canada and beyond.
Slush Cup Weekend kicked off on Saturday, May 21st with the Slushine Rail Jam.
It is followed on Sunday the 22nd with the All-Ages Water Gate Banked Slalom.
It all concluded with the 92nd Slush Cup on Monday, May 23rd.