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Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest on the horizon

Jan. 17th 2011

The Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest–Nelson, B.C.’s annual celebration of backcountry ski culture–takes place February 25-28 at the Whitewater Ski Resort outside of Nelson. The three day festival is packed with every excuse to get on snow, including skill clinics, competitions, and ski celebrations. And it’s all done in true Nelson style, which is to say that fun in and on the mountains is at the heart of everything.

Speaking of fun, backcountry skiing and Nelson…as part of SCARPA’s Coldsmoke sponsorship, we’re hosting the SCARPA Poker Run on Sunday the 28th.

“Here is how it goes: Hook up with a buddy(teams of two), and ski tour along a predetermined course via map, stop in at the 5 check points and get your ID card stamped. Get to the finish and hand in your ID card. You will draw cards for every check point you made it to. In the end and the top 3 hands win. OK… maybe some can race for the fastest team gets a 6th wild card. In case of a tie, we will cut he deck, highest card wins.”

Sound fun? That’s because it is. We’ll be posting more information about the festival, Nelson and the Poker Run in the run-up to the festival. Hope to see you there.

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