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Nelson, British Columbia - The Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest is a grass-roots gathering where both experienced and debutant backcountry skiers and snowboarders can celebrate the culture of backcountry pursuits amongst breathtaking scenery and world-renowned snow.
The third annual Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest will be held March 5-8, 2010, in the powder mecca of the Kootenays: Nelson, British Columbia.
In addition to seasoned veterans, this event will also draw "keen to be" backcountry skiers and snowboarders who want to give off-piste adventures a try.
Whitewater resort's terrain, combined with the Selkirk's legendary snow, provides fantastic opportunities for skiers of all levels to ski, learn, compete and celebrate off-piste and backcountry riding.
The festival revolves around four full days of clinics, films, beer drinking and competitions for all ski/snowboard pursuits as well as a ski/snowboard photojournalism competition. For more information, visit coldsmokepowderfest.com.