A Schuss in the Slush Cup

July 16, 1961

The big event on Washington's Mount Baker every Fourth of July is the Slush Cup—a hybrid sport inspired by the pools of melted snow that gather on the ski runs. Dozens of Slush Cuppers schuss down the slopes, hit the icy water and hope momentum will carry them across. It seldom does. Some, like the sleek miss at left, emerge from their ducking in a statuesque pose. Others, like the skier coming in for a three-point landing (center), go down fighting. A few arrive (right) upside down and airborne. So far, no one ever has broken a leg, drowned or frozen to death.

THREE PHOTOSMARSHALL LOCKMAN

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)