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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest

February 24-26, 2023

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest 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 - Friday, February 24

9:00am | Demo Village Opens

9:30am | Knuckle Huck Athletes Meeting

10:00am | Knuckle Huck Start

11:00am | Freeride Clinic

12:00pm | Party at Glory! w/ DJ Toby

2:00pm | Knuckle Huck Results & Podium

Saturday, February 25

9:00am | Demo Village Opens

9:00am | Splitboard clinic

9:30am | ROAM Randonee Athletes Meeting

10:00am | ROAM Randonee Start

10:00am | DJ - Live music outside Main Lodge

11:00am | Junior Freeride Clinic

12:00pm | Barbecue & Beer Garden outside Main Lodge

1:00pm | Band - Live music outside Main Lodge

Sunday, February 26

9:00am | Backcountry Clinics

9:30am | Organic Slopestyle Athletes Meeting

10:00am | Organic Slopestyle Start

11:00am | Watercolour Clinic w/ Artist in Residence Josie Michaud

11:00am | Amateur Ski Ballet Competition

12:00pm | Barbecue & Beer Garden outside Main Lodge

2:00pm | Organic Slopestyle Results & Podium

3:00pm | Coldsmoke Coronation

Contact -

Cassie Gibbons
Events and Content Coordinator