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@ Coldsmoke

February 24, 2024: 10:00am - 11:30am

Embark on a backcountry challenge like never before at the ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay as part of Coldsmoke.

This thrilling event is designed to test your abilities and elevate your backcountry skills, all while having a blast on the hill and dressing up in creative costumes. Get ready for an event designed to push your limits, reward you, and show off your prowess among like-minded backcountry enthusiasts!

The Relay consists of teams of two performing four challenges. Teams will need to bring a frying pan to carry with them along each step of the relay (so the lighter the better)! When the 1st teammate finishes step 3, they will tag the 2nd teammate and pass off the frying pan. Only when the 2nd teammate finishes step 3, both teammates can get started on building their fire. But while the 1st teammate is waiting for the second to return, feel free to get creative - that applies to gear too!

And don't forget that you'll have to eat the fried egg, so you'll definitely want to make sure it's cooked all the way through (seasoning optional)!

1st teammate 2nd teammate
1. Uphill ski tour 1. Uphill ski tour
2. Bootpack and transceiver search to find fire-starting supplies 2. Bootpack and egg pick-up
3. A slalom-style ski back down 3. A slalom-style ski back down while making sure to not crack your egg
4. A fire-building contest to cook & eat the best backcountry style fried egg

Venue Map

Before the relay, we'll ask each team to estimate how long it will take them to complete the entire course. We'll have a podium for the three fastest teams, plus some stellar swag courtesy of our friends at ROAM and Arc'teryx for best costume and best matched time. So don't worry if you're not the speediest; just bring your stoke and you could win some incredible prizes.

Cost: $30 per person

Gear Required: Skis / Splitboard, helmet, transceiver, shovel, probe, frying pan, spatula, & Season Pass / Lift Ticket.

Items provided: Matches, kindling, wood, egg, cooking oil

*A Season Pass or Lift Ticket is required. ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay participants who do not have a Season Pass are eligible for 25% off All Mountain Full-Day Lift Tickets at Guest Services. Any competitors under 19 years of age will need a parent or guardian to sign their Special Events Waiver in order to compete. There will be no refunds for this event.*


8:30am - 9:30am Athlete Registration (Mandatory) @ Hummingbird Lodge Classroom
9:30am - 9:45am Athlete Meeting (Mandatory) @ Hummingbird Lodge Classroom
10:00am ROAM Arc'teryx Backcountry Relay Start
12:00pm - 12:30pm Results & Podium @ Hummingbird Lodge Patio

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