Pond Skimming World Cup coming to Banff

Mark your calendar, the first-ever Pond Skimming World Cup is coming to Banff National Park in May, 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 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.

Pond Skimming World Cup

Pond Skimming World Cup coming to Banff. Photo by Dan Evans

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.

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