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The World’s Biggest Splash is in Banff

Banff’s Sunshine’s Slush Cup, the biggest pond skimming event in the world, started in 1938 with a dare. Folklore says Banff local Cliff Whyte was amazed by how the snow stayed into July at the resort in the Canadian Rockies, so he challenged a friend to “ski down that waterfall and across that pool of water.” Since that initial dare, the event has evolved into a beloved tradition. In the early 1990s, the resort added a large jump and the pool length has stretched to 110 feet long. The 90th anniversary Slush Cup runs Monday, May 21, 2018. Over the same weekend, Banff Sunshine is also hosting The Water Gate Banked Slalom and the The Slush Shine Rail Jam.

—Kristen Pope

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