There is 10-year-old Aiden Carter as he skims across the water during the Shames Mountain Slush Cup April 3.

Shames slush cup a splash

Skiers and snow boarders braved a pool of icy water during the Slush Cup held at Shames Mountain April 3.

Skiers and snow boarders braved a pool of icy water during the Slush Cup held at Shames Mountain April 3.

The goal was to ski or board across a 45 ft. long pool of slushy water at the bottom of the hill.

Event organizer Chance Healey estimated that around 60 per cent of the participants made it across the icy water.

There were 44 competitors in the event, with ages ranging from seven to 56.

Some skiers and boarders got into the fun spirit of the day, with some dressing up as a Canuck fan, a mini-superman or bikini-wearing snow bunnies, to name a few.

It was great,” said Healey, who added the Slush Cup used to be an annual event that Shames would like to bring back.

The winners were selected by secret judges, who stood with the crowd and gauged it’s response to each contestant.

Doug Phillips was the Slush Cup winner, and Aiden Carter won for best costume.

The day marked the end of the 2010/2011 season for Shames Mountain.

Corey Bonnar almost makes it across the icy water during Shames Mountains Slush Cup held April 3.

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