Tod Mountain Days kicks off on Saturday to mark the last weekend of winter operations.
In preparation for the Dummy Downhill, teams create “dummies” on skis to fly down a ramp and explode upon impact. Points are awarded for originality and style, as well as level of destruction. The event begins on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. slopeside of the Village Day Lodge.
On Sunday, a spectator favourite called the Slush Cup will take place at 12:30 p.m. Participants will attempt to ski or board across a chilly pond at the base of the mountain. Costumes are encouraged, with points awarded for effort, style and overall crowd appeal. After competing, contestants warm up in a slopeside hot tub provided by Sun Peaks Aquatics.
A Sun Peaks tradition evolved into a fundraising event, the Top to Bottoms Race marks the last run of the season for many. Participants meet at Top of the World at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday and race down the designated course to Bottom’s Bar and Grill with the first person to ring the bell declared the winner. Participants must be 19 years of age or over and provide a $20 donation to the Sun Peaks Education Society.