Banff Busts Out the Bikinis and Boardshorts

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People of Banff, it’s time to bring out your swimwear.

The tradition continues as Sunshine Village prepares to host its 7th annual Bikinis and Boardshorts event on May 17, 2015.

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This event sees skiers and snowboarders of all levels swap out their snow suits for swim suits in the name of fun and a good cause: participants have to raise at least $50 (or $120 in total if you participate as a team of 3), with all funds going towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

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This event seems to grow bigger and badder with each passing year. New additions this year include a dual slalom, beach volleyball (why not – you’re already dressed for the occasion), lives tunes, a BBQ, and prizes for those who dare to go bare.

The spring skiing conditions are normally conducive to skiing in the near-buff, but you never know what Mother Nature will throw your way. Check out this recap of the not-so-warm 2013 event.

 

 

You might as well keep your bikinis on – the 87th annual slush cup takes place the next day. It’s a good time to be in Banff.

 

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