Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest
February 24-26, 2023
Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest is a 3-day celebration of backcountry exploration. This grassroots festival features clinics, competitions, and ski-themed arts and culture programming both in Nelson and at the resort.
The Venue -
Perched in the Selkirk Mountains, within the shadow of Ymir Peak, Whitewater Ski Resort is a place like no other. With an average of 12 meters (40 feet) of annual snowfall each winter, it provides an intimate location with a variety of world class terrain. Featuring some of the most accessible lift-accessed backcountry terrain, it attracts destination travelers from all over the world.
Demo Village -
During Coldsmoke, Whitewater transforms to host an impressive ski demo village featuring a wide range of brands and demo fleets. This village is your home base for product knowledge, the latest gear, and access to industry professionals in the field.
Saturday, February 25
9:00am | Demo Village Opens
9:30am | ROAM Poker Randonée Athletes Meeting
10:00am | ROAM Poker Randonée Start
11:00am | Barbecue & Beer Garden outside Day Lodge
12:00pm | DJ ViraVira outside Day Lodge
1:00pm | ROAM Poker Randonée Awards Ceremony
2:00pm | Coldsmoke Winter Paint Out w/ Abby Wilson & Bryn Stevenson
8:00pm | Stories to Tell w/ Kootenay Mountain Culture
Sunday, February 26
8:30am | Organic Slopestyle Athletes Meeting
10:00am | Organic Slopestyle, sponsored by Ripping Giraffe, Start
10:00am | Freeride clinic w/ Trace Cooke, sponsored by Fischer
11:00am | Live collage clinic w/ Artist in Residence, Josie Michaud
1:00pm | DJ Dubconscious inside Day Lodge
2:00pm | Amateur Snow Ballet Competition
3:00pm | Organic Slopestyle Results & Podium
Events and Content Coordinator
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