Happy Slush Cup Monday!

The 2016 Mr. Slushcup, Zach Belczyk skimming his way to victory. 

Today marks the final splash of our winter 2016-17 ski season at Banff Sunshine Village. For us, the last day of the ski season is a celebration of winter, the memories made, the friends found, and the joy of self-discovery found on the mountainous slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Today, we celebrate seven months of winter's finest at our 89th annual Slush Cup. While that calendar reads May 22nd, 2017, we're still enjoying the best spring skiing and riding conditions of the millennium. All of our lifts including Goat's Eye are open today and will be open till 4:30 p.m.

It's rumored that the first Slush Cup held in 1928 was an impromptu gathering of the old-time mountain guides who dared one another to ski down the melting snow and the growing creek. The legend of Slush Cup says that the "old-time guides" made bets on who would ski the farthest down the creek.

The Banff Sunshine Village Slush Cup is the longest running Slush Cup in North America. Through the years, Slush Cup has grown to become an internationally famed event. "Slush Cup is a day like no other! For the team at Banff Sunshine Village, it's our goal to make each Slush Cup bigger and better than the year before. It's our goal to make Slush Cup Monday one of the most memorable days of the season for our guests," says resort spokesperson Kendra Scurfield.

With the sun shining, and a forecasted high of 16 C, it's shaping up to be a beautiful Slush Cup Monday. Today's 89th Slush Cup festivities will be streamed online on both Facebook and YouTube. Like and follow us to watch today's event as it happens. Through our live stream, viewers will get an an insiders look into the 89th Slush Cup, complete with competitor interviews. Watch, as we crown the 2017 Mr. & Ms. Slush Cup! The first splash of the 89th Slush Cup will happen at 11 am outside of Trappers.