Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest Feb 25 -28
Calling All Backcountry Skier/Snowboarders – And Those Who Want to Try: Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival Returns to Whitewater, February 25-28
Superlight, fluffy, powder puff snow that skiers passionately pursue each winter.
What’s the Kootenay Coldsmoke Power Festival?
A four day (February 25 – 28) tribal gathering of backcountry ski enthusiasts.
The fifth annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest (presented by Arc’teryx, Whitewater Winter Resort, and Mountain Gear) is a grass-roots gathering of backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers from all over British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest at Whitewater Ski Resort near Nelson, BC.
In addition to seasoned veterans, this event will also draw "keen to be" backcountry skiers and snowboarders who want to give off-piste adventures a try.
- Three full days of clinics for skiers, snowboarders, and telemarkers of all ability levels. Learn about freeheel skiing skills, the basics of tree skiing, taming wild snow, route-finding and track-setting, and mountain medical skills.
- Parties get rolling with the Coldsmoke Opener at the Capital Theater on Friday evening, with screenings of ski films from around the world. To keep things interesting, local microbrews from Nelson Brewing Company will be on tap. On Saturday, don’t miss the Buff-Eh dinner and the Cold Shot Multimedia Face Off.
- Sign up and participate in one of several super-sweet contests – you can even enter the G3 skigraphiks competition in advance. More energetic types can enter the Valhalla Pure Powderkeg Slopestyle competition, the Scarpa Poker Run, Gerick’s Dually Slalom and the ROAM Randonee Rally.
It’s not called the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest for nothing. As of January 14, 2011, Whitewater is boasting a base of just over 200 centimeters. For our American attendees, that is almost seven feet of snow. There’s always powder at Whitewater. You just might have to earn your turns to find it.
Check out the Coldsmoke website on your mobile phone, join our Facebook and Twitter groups, and sign up on-line for money-saving packages on courses, accommodations, lift tickets and more. http://www.coldsmokepowderfest.com
See you at Coldsmoke!
Register On-Line for Four Great Days of How-To Clinics, Equipment Demos, Parties, and Prizes – http://www.coldsmokepowderfest.com