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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest

February 24-26, 2023

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival is a 3-day celebration of backcountry exploration. This grassroots festival features backcountry 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.

The Schedule -


• Demo Village
• Live Music at Glory Lodge


• Managing Avy Terrain Clinic
• Demo Village
• Live Music
• Community Events
• Intro to Backcountry Clinic
• Inbound Clinic


• Managing Avy Terrain Clinic
• Intro to Backcountry Clinic
• Inbound Clinic
• BBQ & Beer Garden
• Artists in Residence Painting Lessons

Contact -

Cassie Gibbons
Events and Content Coordinator