Dummies Downhill and Slush Cup end ski season on South Okanagan slopes – Penticton Western News

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The two South Okanagan ski resorts are soon hosting their annual send-off to ski season events.

Apex Mountain is hosting its annual Dummy Downhill competition on April 2 starting at 1 p.m.

The dummies are launched from a gigantic jump built at the aerial site on Kristi’s run. Spectators are encouraged and entering a model in the race is free.

Mannequins can be created from any material. They will be judged on build, creativity, distance they cover after the jump, and carnage factor when they land.

But there are certain rules for the Dummy Downhill like no fires, fireworks or real people are allowed.

Here are the rules:

– No living beings are allowed in the competition.

-No remote control or human contact with the dummy is allowed after launch.

Dimensions

– Volume-weight up to a maximum of 250 lbs.

-Only skis or snowboards are allowed to mount mannequins.

– Dummy names must be suitable for publication.

-No fire or fireworks are allowed on the mannequin.

At Baldy Mountain they are hosting the popular Slush Cup on April 3rd.

After a long winter season, it’s time to shut things down by getting a little silly and a little wet, Baldy Mountain said.

On your turn, ski on water. It’s the last day of the season.

There is a $10 entry fee, with all proceeds going to the Ski Patrol for much-needed equipment and maintenance.

Check out this crazy video from the 2018 Slush Cup where a skier does a flip in the slush.

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