Slush Cup coming right up

In the final weekend of operation, Mount Washington brings back the popular Crush Slush Cup on Sunday, April 20

The Slush Cup serves up brain freeze on closing weekend.

In the end, Mount Washington received its wish. The snow fell fast and furious in early February and the mountain was able to re-open for Winter 2.0 on February 13. Winter came back to Vancouver Island, better late than never, and was greeted by enthusiastic skiers and boarders.

Fast forward to the third week of April and things are wrapping up on Monday, April 21 with classic spring conditions and a snowbase hovering around 2 metres deep mid-mountain.

“Despite the challenges we faced in the first two months of our winter, things really turned around for us in mid-February,” says Brent Curtain, spokesperson for Mount Washington. “The commitment of our staff was instrumental in making this season a success, even with the late start. There were some great powder turns, lots of beautiful, sunny days and we were able to host some amazing events.”

In the final weekend of operation, Mount Washington brings back the popular Crush Slush Cup on Sunday, April 20. This can’t-miss event begins at 3:30 p.m. beside the Alpine Lodge.
To break the Slush Cup down simply; contestants dress up in something crowd-pleasing, then climb to the top of a small mound of snow, then one by one they point their skis or boards towards a freezing pit of water.

Most careen across the pit and crash in spectacular fashion, sending a wave of water over the crowd. Others go for glory after hitting the big jump into the pit. Only a select few make it across and stay dry. Now you know why you can’t miss it!

As part of the wrap-up process to a rather tumultuous winter season, Mount Washington season passholders were promised a 100-day assurance back in January. Once the mountain closes after the 21, operating days will be at 82 days this season. As a result, passholders are entitles to an 18 per cent credit towards their 2014/15 winter season pass purchase. More details will be sent to all season passholders this summer.

Speaking of summer, Mount Washington will be operating daily this summer beginning June 28, 2014. Mile High Scenic Chairlift Rides, Alpine Action Packs, alpine hiking, dining, festivals and events will all be on offer. The views and breathtaking panoramas of Georgia Strait, the Coast Mountains and Strathcona Provincial Park are as sublime in summer as they are in winter!

For more information on the last weekend of the season, webcams and the final weekend hours of operation, visit mountwashington.ca.

— Mount Washington Alpine Resort

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