May Long is Slush Cup Long Weekend @ Banff Sunshine Village! 

This long weekend, say goodbye to the best ski season of the millennia, with the final thrill of winter at our annual Slush Cup Long Weekend. 

As the days get longer and the mercury soars higher, we celebrate the final days of the 2016-17 ski season at Banff Sunshine Village. For many, the last weekend of the shred season is the most cherished weekend of the mountain; as it's a celebration of the memories made of new friends and personal accomplishments that happened on the slopes of Banff Sunshine Village.

After another virtuous seven months of sublime snow at Sunshine Village, the time is almost upon us to take our final carves of winter 2016-17 down our favorite runs. This weekend before we get ready to exchange our skis for sunscreen and our boards for hiking boots, we say goodbye to winter with one unforgettable and slushy weekend of fun.

Say goodbye to winter, with one final SPLASH! Join us for our annual Slush Cup long weekend at Banff Sunshine Village.

Here is what's happening this Slush Cup Long Weekend (May 20-22nd) at Banff Sunshine Village:

  • Saturday, May 20th: The Salomon SlushShine Rail Jam: We kick off Slush Cup Long weekend with our 4th annual Salomon Slushshine Rail Jam. Competitors will make a splash as they compete in the custom built "slush rail pool." All competitors will leave with one of the great prizes we are giving away, including boards, outerwear, and CASH! Registration is $20 and from 10:00 am until 11:30 am in Meeting Room A at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. The event will run from 12:30 pm onwards. Minors will need to be accompanied by an adult at registration and due to the gnarliness of the event, wearing a helmet is mandatory for all participants.

  • Sunday, May 21st: Watergate Banked Slalom: New this year, we're introducing the first annual "Water Gate Banked Slalom Event." This "traditional" banked slalom inspired event is a slushy take on a classic. Yep, that's right; we're adding water turns and pools to this race style event. Come test your skills on the unique terrain course, with speed, skill, and pond skimming a must for ambitious racers. Registration is $20 starting at 10 am in meeting room A at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge.

  • Monday, May 22nd: 89th Annual Slush Cup and Pond Skimming World Cup: On Monday, May 22nd, join us for the grand finale of the 2016-17 ski season at Banff Sunshine Village, the 89th annual Slush Cup (and pond skimming world cup). Rally your friends and join the shred community as we cheer on the participants of the 89th Slush Cup. Watch the good, the bad, and the ugly as they strive to skim across a 100 ft pool of ice water. With each Slush Cup trumping the last, this is sure to be our most spectacular event yet, featuring all the expected music, camaraderie, thrills and spills, we’ve come to know and love. If you think your stomach is as strong as your desire for the victor’s notoriety, then sign up is ON THE DAY ONLY, 8:30 am outside of Trappers. For those just happy to watch the spectacle unfold, bring yourselves and your vocal chords, add some Trapper’s beer and friends, and join us in the beer garden and balcony as we send off the snow and welcome the warmth! The first splash at 11 am!

This Slush Cup Long Weekend, we dare you to be a "slush-athlete." This Slush Cup Monday, we will hold a couple of Slush Cup spots for those who participated in both the Slushine Rail Jam and the Water Gate Banked Slalom. Buy your Slush Cup Weekend Pass here.

Also Happening this Slush Cup Long Weekend we have performances by Scenic Route To Alaska ( May 20th and 21st), The Wow! Signal (May 22nd) and Veuve in the Snow.