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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest

February 23-25, 2024

Kootenay Coldsmoke Powderfest is an annual 3-day celebration of ski and snowboard culture. This grassroots flagship festival features clinics, competitions, and ski-themed arts and culture programming both in Nelson and at Whitewater.

The Festival -

Nestled amidst the majestic Selkirk Mountains, beneath the gaze of Ymir Peak, Whitewater Ski Resort emerges as the very essence of skiing and snowboarding. Here, our unwavering devotion to these exhilarating sports is at the heart of Coldsmoke.

Whitewater Ski Resort beckons enthusiasts to a haven that is truly unparalleled. We have cultivated a retreat in the mountains where our passion for snowsports thrives, offering an intimate setting with a diverse range of world-class terrain.

Coldsmoke is the perfect opportunity for mountain enthusiasts to connect and share their passion for all that is ski and snowboard culture.

Demo Village -

On the Saturday & Sunday of Coldsmoke, Whitewater undergoes a remarkable transformation, becoming the epicenter of a vibrant ski demo village.

This village serves as the focal point of our culture, where the soul of skiing and snowboarding finds its home. It showcases an extensive array of renowned brands, making it your sanctuary for getting immersed in product knowledge, the latest gear innovations, and the wisdom of industry experts who live and breathe these sports.

Discover, indulge, and become a part of the Whitewater Ski Resort family, where our commitment to skiing and snowboarding is carved into every slope.

Coldsmoke 2024 -

There’s a little something for everyone at Coldsmoke. Beyond the slopes, our snowsport culture programming extends to a diverse array of engaging experiences including live music, industry gatherings, and inspirational talks and presentations.

We are excited to reintroduce and enhance a captivating lineup of on-mountain events that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of our audience. From the ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay to our fantastic lineup of clinics, Coldsmoke offers an array of thrilling experiences.

Saturday, February 24

8:30am | ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay Check-in

8:30am | B4BC Womxn's Freeride Snowboard Clinic

8:30am | Freeride Ski Jumps & Tricks Clinic

9:00am | Demo Village opens

9:00am | Live Painting w/ Kelsey van Raay

9:00am | Steeps & Deeps Ski Clinic

9:30am | ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay Athlete Meeting

10:00am | ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay start

12:00pm | Live Music w/ Bella Cat

12:00pm | ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay Results & Podium

12:30pm | Artist in Residence Screen Printing Session

3:00pm | Demo Village closes

3:00pm - 5:00pm | Organic Slopestyle Athlete Registration (Mandatory) - Whitewater Downtown Office

6:00pm | Stories to Tell

Sunday, February 25

8:15am | Organic Slopestyle Athlete Registration (only for those who can't make it on Saturday)

8:30am | Finding your Style: Freeride Snowboard Clinic

9:00am | Demo Village opens

9:15am | Organic Slopestyle Athlete Meeting

9:30am | Action Photography Clinic

10:00am | Organic Slopestyle starts

12:30pm | Beyond the Piste Clinic

2:30pm | The Future of Whitewater Session

3:00pm | Organic Slopestyle Results & Podium

3:00pm | Demo Village closes

6:00pm | Doug Le Page Exhibit

On-Mountain Events

Clinics & Meet-ups


Educational Sessions

Nelson Events

Title Sponsors

Coldsmoke wouldn't be possible without the support of these amazing industry brands.

Supporting Sponsors

Community Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Coldsmoke 2023

Contact -

Events Coordinator

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