Pond Skimming World Cup coming to Banff National Park in 2016

May 19, 2015
by Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine

Mark your calendar, the first-ever Pond Skimming World Cup is coming to Banff National Park on May 23, 2016. In partnership with POWDER Magazine, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine is excited to announce the 2016 Slush Cup held annually at Sunshine Village will also serve as the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup.
Phoenix Phillips, television personality and Master of Ceremonies for the 87th Annual Slush Cup, made the announcement on Monday, May 18th to this year’s pond skimming competitors and a crowd of close to 7,000 cheering on-lookers at Sunshine Village.
With qualifying events taking place across a variety of North American ski resorts next winter season, finalists will descend upon Banff National Park in May 2016 for the Pond Skimming World Cup as part of the 88th Annual Slush Cup at Sunshine Village.
“We’re excited to partner with Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine to be a part of the 1st Annual Pond Skimming World Cup,” says POWDER’s General Manager, Ashley Otte. “Sunshine Village currently hosts one of the most iconic pond skimming competitions in North America and serves as the perfect location to host a world championship next season.”
The light, airy powder that skier’s dream about, some of the highest base elevations in Canada, and heavy annual snow accumulation provide the ski resorts of Banff National Park with one of the longest non-glaciated ski seasons in North America. Long after many other resorts have completed their end-of-season parties and pond skimming events, Sunshine Village remains open until late-May making the Canadian Rockies the ideal location to host the Pond Skimming World Cup.
More information and registration details about qualifying events and the Pond Skimming World Cup will be announced in the coming months.
Media Contact:
Sarah Pearson
Marketing & Media Relations Manager
Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine
Phone: 1-403-760-7746
About Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine
Located in Canada’s Banff National Park, the ski towns of Banff and Lake Louise are home to distinctive mountain resorts of The Lake Louise Ski Resort, Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay. The three resorts boast 8,000 acres of skiing, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 30 feet of feather-light, dry Canadian Rockies powder annually. Explore variety, history and views beyond compare all with one lift ticket. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the area is known for its exceptional natural beauty, rare wildlife and abundant landforms. Venture into a majestic, unspoiled wilderness where carved trails, chutes, bowls and long, rolling runs elevate skiing and riding to a dream-like experience. For more information, please visit skibig3.com.
For 43 years, POWDER, The Skier's Magazine, has been produced by and for those who embrace skiing, and is developed through a collective love of two things: good skiing and quality storytelling. Since its inception in 1972, POWDER, also known as The Skier's Bible, has been based on authenticity, experience, and respect for its readers-the most passionate, dedicated, and loyal in the sport. For more information, please visit powder.com.
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