85th Annual Slush Cup days away May 17, 2013 - Season: 2012-13 Sunshine celebrates a successful ski season with 85th Slush Cup Sunshine Village will cap off the 2012-2013 ski season this long weekend with a plethora of snow-filled activities, including Canada`s Best Party with the 85th Annual Slush Cup. Events include live music by Canada`s own, The Steadies, who will be rocking the crowds on the spring concert stage with their infectious reggae and rocksteady-infused beats. The resort will also showcase the country`s first Veuve Clicquot snow bar, where on-mountain guests can indulge in some oysters and champagne, on Trapper`s Spring Patio. In addition to taking in the last ski and snowboard turns of the season, Sunshine Village guests can also cheer on the ladies and men, who will ski or ride in support of breast cancer awareness with the 5th annual Bikini`s and Boardshorts Ski & Ride. The weekend`s events will culminate on holiday Monday with the 85th Annual Slush Cup, which has been recognized by both Skiing Magazine and Ski Canada Magazine as one of the top spring parties in North America. Sunshine`s Slush Cup History In March 1928, two young men skied up Healy Creek to Sunshine. They headed for a cabin built by the Canadian Pacific Railroad, planning to use this as a break during their journey across the Great Divide. The snow was deep and the two men, Cliff Whyte and Cyril Paris, missed the cabin and slept in a hollow they dug in the snow. They awoke the next day and in poor weather broke a trail over Citadel Pass. They were the first people to ever ski the area. Later that spring, skiers played in the runoff beginning the long standing Slush Cup tradition. From then on, skiers would annually play and splash, laugh, drink and sing in the waters as the snow melted at winter’s end. In the 1980s, the event was opened to the public and continues today with thousands of spectators gathering on the Monday of the May long weekend. Today, Slush Cup participants are encouraged to dress to impress, with skiers and riders donning original costumes as they try their hand at clearing the ice-cold pond. Sunshine Village May Long Weekend events: May 18th and 19th – The Steadies will play on Sunshine`s spring concert stage in the village starting at 2 p.m. May 18th and 19th – Canada`s First Veuve Clicquot champagne and oyster bar on the Trapper`s Spring Patio will be open throughout the day. May 19th – Fifth Annual Bikini`s and Boardshorts Ski & Ride in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, 1:30 p.m. May 20th – The Steadies will play on Sunshine`s spring concert stage at noon. May 20th – The 85th Annual Slush Cup starts at 1:30 p.m. besides Trapper`s Saloon.