King and Queen of Coldsmoke

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Saturday and Sunday
Feb 24 - 25, 2018

Price: $108 Before Feb 22 ($148 after Feb 21)

This is the ULITIMATE test of mountain prowess and festival savvy. The best Festival in the Empire needs a King and Queen - so for all those King and Queen wannabes we have a comp for you. The King and Queen of Coldsmoke will be rightfully showered with schwag, après ski accolades and a day heli skiing with Stellar Heliskiing. Make no mistake - this is the best little big-skiing contest around…

"Whitewater royalty for a year, amazing prizes up to your eyeballs, a gorgeous hand crafted trophy... Who wouldn’t want such a prestigeous package! All it takes is participation in 4 events throughout the Coldsmoke weekend. Each event has its own unique twist and is guaranteed to get your heart pumping. Seem intimidating? Maybe at first, but your nerves quickly disappear as your fellow competitors are encouraging, friendly, and willing to lend a helping hand. And at the end of the day, whether your first or last, just crossing the finish line is an undeniable accomplishment." - Ali Schroeder, Queen of Coldsmoke 2015

“Are you doing the King-of-the-Coldsmoke again this year?” It is a question that I get asked frequently, especially as the late February date approaches. It can happen anywhere; in the grocery store lineup, at Oso, certainly in the Summit lineup on a powder day. Coldsmoke is never easy. The event is an eclectic mix of alpine skills crossing ski mountaineering, with slopestyle; racing…vitally important, then throw in a little backcountry skills and… cross dressing? Chasing Andrew McNab or Ben Parsons in Skimo is truly a form of anaerobic torture. Trying to match Gabe English throwing down huge cork 720’s or Mitch Ryan’s laid out back flips…terrifying. Will I ever beat Kirk Jensen in a race course? Forget trying to match Martin Ouellette and James Nichol in the Poker Run.

“Will I be doing the King of the Coldsmoke again this year?” Easy answer: I wouldn’t miss it. I’ll be dressed up with a quiver of skis trying to deliver a consistent performance across a truly outrageous mix of alpine ski disciplines." - Scott Jeffery, King of Coldsmoke 2015 (& reigning champion).

What does it take to be the King and Queen of Coldsmoke?

King and Queen contestants must register for all 4 contests and finish all 4 contests:

  1. ROAM Randonee Rally (long course – yeah, that’s right)
  2. Village Ski Hut Slopestyle (only 1 run of it)
  3. Poker Run (you need a partner)
  4. Backcountry Olympics (you need a posse)

Scoring: We tally scores and times for the events. The Coldsmoke Stoke Point - the King or Queen Contestant with the most/best costuming or Coldsmoke Stoke will get a bonus point, which might just change the whole game! Based on our excruciatingly complicated spreadsheet calculations, the highest scoring male and female with be deemed King and Queen of Coldsmoke. Basically, the fastest and the most rad earn the crown and receive huge prizes and kudos!! New this year: prize to the contestant with the best costume, or best series of costumes, or costume theme, or character embellishment etc…dress up and join in the fun!!

The scoring for the King and Queen will be detailed at your Mandatory Meeting on Friday, Feb 24 at ROAM Shop in Nelson, after the Mandatory Pre-Race meeting for the ROAM Randonnée.

Time: 5:00pm

Coronation is on Sunday, February 26 starting around 3:30ish at Whitewater's Base Lodge!!

 Score huge prizing including a day heli skiing with Stellar Heliskiing, not to mention ultimate bragging rights. Oh yeah, and a beautiful hand made trophy, the King & Queen of Coldsmoke will each receive:

  1. A Day Heli Skiing with Stellar Heliskiing
  2. A 2016/2017 Season Pass at Whitewater Ski Resort
  3. A brand new North Face gore-tex jacket 
  4. A brand new pair of North Face ski/snowboard pants 
  5. A brand new North Face soft shell jacket!