Creativity was the name of the game as another winter season came to an end in Sun Peaks. There was cheering, clapping and a whole lot of mad skiing as competitors tried to one-up each other. The events? Racing down the mountain to ring a bell, skiing across a man-made slush pool, and designing a skiing dummy.
Emma, Caroline and Tim Schmidt and Whitney Arthurs designed the winning entry at the Dummy Downhill. Decked out in monkeys and bananas, Banana Temple surely lived up to its name. Plus, it was architecturally sound.
“It went the furthest over the jump and stayed in one piece,” said Sun Peaks Resort events coordinator Brooke Madley.
For the Top to Bottom’s race, hordes of costume-clad skiers raced from the Top of the World down the 5-Mile to ring the bell at Bottom’s Bar and Grill. Beating out Daimion Applegath, Bill Kals proved to be the fastest of them all at 4:42.97.
Gaining enough momentum to ski across a slush pool isn’t an easy feat, and this year somebody actually made it to the other side. Dressed as a werewolf, Robert Beaudry defied gravity and won a season’s pass for his stellar performance. Douglas Jarvis, a.k.a. “Dancing Doug” the figure skater, was very close to accomplishing the goal, but didn’t quite make it.
David Jacobs’ Big Wave Dave moniker and performance won him the Biggest Splash award and a brand new snowboard.
Best Costume went to Andrew Mont who transformed himself into a Lego Man. Chris Broadberry’s antics as a goon earned him the Biggest Crowd Pleaser award.
Katelyn Escott was the only brave female to join the competition. She was presented with a Creativity Award.
With the ski season over, the resort is switching over to summer operations. Preparation of the golf course is underway. It’s due to open on May 22. The Sunburst Chairlift will open for summer lift operations on June 26.