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19th May 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 and this season sees it held for the 92nd time. NEW

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.

The main event takes place on May 23rd and preparations are well under way.

Slush Cup Weekend kicks off on Saturday, May 20th with the Slushine Rail Jam.

It is followed on Sunday the 21st with the All-Ages Water Gate Banked Slalom.

It all concludes with the 92nd Slush Cup on Monday, May 23rd.

The event will run from noon to 4 pm.

Any Banff Sunshine lift ticket includes entry to Slush Cup and all Slush Cup Long Weekend Events.

We’ll be following events over the weekend on PlanetSKI so do check back…

Slush Cup is on Monday! Who’s excited? pic.twitter.com/uGEgnMJ1hM

— Sunshine Village (@SunshineVillage) May 19, 2022

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