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Upcoming: Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest at Whitewater Ski Resort

Feb. 23rd 2011

This coming weekend be ready for the full Nelson, BC Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest at Whitewater Resort. The 5th annual four-day fest draws all the kooks in the Kootenays as well as skiers from across Canada and the US for a grassroots backcountry festival rife with beginner to advanced clinics, contests, films and revelry—all bound together by the pursuit of wild snow. “It’s an event that brings together like-minded people who love the many aspects of backcountry, and gets them all under one roof,” says local Robin Hartikainen, “a concentration of people who love skiing, and have the desire to earn their turns.”

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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.

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