May 02, 2012 |by Pamela MacNaughtan | 0 Comments
Actual Competitors in a Slush Cup Race
It’s hard to believe that it’s May, and the ski season in Banff is winding down, especially since there has been record snowfalls this winter. However, the snow can’t last forever, and soon spring will be here, and the bears will be waking up and forging for food. This doesn’t mean winter, or the ski season ends quietly. No, in Banff that is simply not possible.
Enter the 84th Annual Slush Cup. Yes, that’s right, 84th!!!
On May 21, 2012 Sunshine Ski and Snowboard Resort will host one of the biggest annual events in Banff. The 84th Annual Slush Cup. It’s fun. It’s wild. It’s loud. It’s wet.
It’s when everyone wishes that what happens at slush cup, stays at slush cup.
This year Slush Cup will be quite possibly the BEST Monday of your entire life. Dress in layers, not to keep warm, but to strip off as the day progresses. Listen to LIVE music,
with performances from BC•DC (Yes, you read this correctly), bring your bathing suit, some cash, and if you have a crazy costume, bring that too. Basically, this is your ticket
to be as ridiculous as you like. It’s a fun, and messy day, so here are some tips to help you survive. Yes, I said, SURVIVE!
• Write your name, phone number, and hotel name on your snowboard, or skis. You would not believe how many people lose their snowboards during slush cup, because they are too drunk.
• Write your name, phone number, and hotel name on yourself! Use a sharpie, write it
on a leg, arm, tummy, butt, whatever. See the above reason for this.
• Pace yourself. Don’t get drunk before noon, you want to remember some of slush cup!
• Slush Cup is pretty much the only time of year where people will ignore the fact that you’re behaving like a big, drunken, ass (as long as you’re not breaking any laws).
• Bring your swim suit, and enter the splash contest, or wear the craziest costume you can think of. I’ve seen people in full Sasquatch costumes on the mountain, think big, people.
• Bring a weather-proof camera (and make sure your name, phone number, and hotel name is on it). You’ll want to capture this day, trust me.
• If you’re drinking, stay hydrated, and keep off the slopes. Be smart.
Slush Cup is all about fun, and it’s the best way to close out the ski and snowboard season. So, be creative, gear-up, and have fun!
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photo: Alaskan Dude