Coldsmoke Power Festival welcomes CANSI Telemark Posted on Dec 12th, 2016


Whitewater Ski Resort and the 11th Annual Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Festival welcome CANSI members gathering for the Tele Seminar on February 23!  We'd love it if you would stay a few extra days and join us at Whitewater for Coldsmoke running February 24-26!! 

Coldsmoke was formally established in 2006 as a way of getting people sessioning together regardless of discipline, and was intended as a casual but passionate experience revolving around our collective love for snow-play.  Rounding out the Coldsmoke experience are fun and serious contests, an amazing village to demo tons of gear, a Kootenay Mountain Culture sponsored film festival evening and Saturday night party...

This year's sessions are full-day endeavours - both on area and in the backcountry.  We invite coaches and guides with diverse portfoliios to share not only their amazing knowledge but just their general stoke at being able to play in the after day, year after year.  The result?  Super high quality and unique learning opportunities suited for almost every ability level.

Fortunately, the Coldsmoke Clinics organizer is a die-hard Tele skier so the sessions are industry relevant, striving for integration of terrain and technical knowledge, didactic and experimental skill base.  Ranging from intermediate through expert offerings, there is indeed something for everyone.  Every day, telemark specific sessions are offered, as well as female-specific ski clinics, and freeskiing sessions welcoming both the alpine and telemark skier.  On top of that awesomeness is a max number of 6 for on-area clinics and a price of $120 with lift ticket included!! Snap! 

A full list of our sessions is on the website, along with coach/guide bios and logistics information for the event.  Registration for clinics, social and contests will begin late next week.  If you have questions about clinics, please email

Welcome to Coldsmoke!!

Karen Reader

CANSI Telemark Instructor Level III

CANSI Telemark Course Conductor Level III