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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 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

Contact -

Cassie Gibbons
Events and Content Coordinator

On-Mountain Events

Nelson Events

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