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iN PHOTOS: Snowbombing takes Sun Peaks by storm

Ludacris performs on April 9 at Snowbombing 2017 held in Sun Peaks.
April 10, 2017 - 1:00 PM

SUN PEAKS - Thousands of people headed to Sun Peaks over the past five days for the Snowbombing 2017 music festival.

This year marks the first time Snowbombing has been held on North American turf, but it has gained popularity in Europe over the years.

Sun Peaks estimated around 4,000 guests would convene in the ski resort from April 6 to April 10 to hear headliners like Ludacris and Kaskade play intimate shows.

While the festival officially wraps up today, April 10, here's a selection of photos capturing the music and sport events from the weekend.

The brighter the better seemed to be the rule of thumb for Sun Peaks this weekend as Snowbombing, the music and snow sport festival, took over.
The brighter the better seemed to be the rule of thumb for Sun Peaks this weekend as Snowbombing, the music and snow sport festival, took over.

With costumes popular on the hill a variety of famous characters could be spotted speeding by.
With costumes popular on the hill a variety of famous characters could be spotted speeding by.

Apart from the music, there were snow sports as well.

On Saturday, April 8, competitors participated in a big jump competition as part of Snowbombing.
On Saturday, April 8, competitors participated in a big jump competition as part of Snowbombing.

Many skiers and snowboarders wore the flashiest gear they could go down the hill in.
Many skiers and snowboarders wore the flashiest gear they could go down the hill in.

One of the more popular events was the Slush Cup, which saw participants from the crowd ski or snowboard off a jump into a pool of water, gaining points for style, creativty and distance.

A T. Rex costumed character was a popular sight over the weekend at Snowbombing 2017.
A T. Rex costumed character was a popular sight over the weekend at Snowbombing 2017.

It's hard to tell if the T. Rex is attacking or being rescued.
It's hard to tell if the T. Rex is attacking or being rescued.

Some landings were better than others.
Some landings were better than others.

A participant in the slush cup competition was dubbed the Canadian Barbarian by commentators as he came down the hill.
A participant in the slush cup competition was dubbed the Canadian Barbarian by commentators as he came down the hill.

A sasquatch watches a man in a house coat snowboard into a pool of water as part of Snowbombing 2017.
A sasquatch watches a man in a house coat snowboard into a pool of water as part of Snowbombing 2017.

Snowbombing was sponsored by Coors Light, which some people took to heart.
Snowbombing was sponsored by Coors Light, which some people took to heart.

Crowds gathered for the slush cup, which saw skiers and snowboarders try and leap over a pool of water as part of the first Snowbombing event in Sun Peaks, April 8, 2017.
Crowds gathered for the slush cup, which saw skiers and snowboarders try and leap over a pool of water as part of the first Snowbombing event in Sun Peaks, April 8, 2017.

One of the slush cup competitors sticks his landing.
One of the slush cup competitors sticks his landing.

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