Raven Backcountry Festival Pemberton - Feb 08, 2020
Date: Saturday, February 08, 2020
Time: Various Start Times
Where: Big Sky Golf & Pemberton Backcountry
Raven Backcountry Festival is a two day event focused on advancing your skills in backcountry skiing, split boarding and snowmobling in the Sea to Sky region. The event will give you a basic understanding of the safety, equipement and techniques you will need to succed in the backcountry. There are clinics for every level of backcoutry enthusiast include introduction clinics, intermediate tuning and advanced techniques.
Choose from dozens of backcountry clinics including introduction to backcountry skiing and splitboarding, heli-skiing assisted touring, snowmobile skills and more.
Friday, Februaury 7th
The event is split into two days, with a kick-off presentation on Friday, February 7th at Big Sky Golf. The Friday event will feature a speakers panel from Pemberton's backcountry elite including; Kye Petersen, Tatum Monod, Logan Pehota, Eric Pehota, Blake Jorgenson Photography and Darryl Treadway.
Tickets are $20 and include one drink ticket, with a portion going towards the Lisa Korthals Memorial Fund.
Saturday, February 8th
On Saturday, February 8th, choose from a number of backcountry clinics, with a focus on safety, gear and technique for tackling the mountains. The clinics will be hosted by industry experts Altus Mountain Guides, Extremely Canadian, Broken Boundary Adventures and supported by Blackcomb Helicopters.
- Intro to Backcountry Skiing
- Intro to Splitboarding
- Women's Only Intro to Backcountry Skiing
- Big Mountain Splitboarding (intermediate)
- Guided Ski Tour (Intermediate)
- Crevasse Rescue
- Heli Assisted Ski Touring (Advanced)
- Women's Heli Assisted Backcountry Day (Intermediate-Advanced)
- Snowmobile Skills Beginner
- Snowmobile Skills Beginner (Women’s Specific)
- Snowmobile Skills Intermediate
- Snowmobile Skills Intermediate (Women Specific)
- Snowmobile Skills Advanced
- Sled Crevasse Rescue
- Introduction to Sled Skiing
- Sled Ski Intermediate
After the clinics wrap-up head back to Big Sky Golf for Raven Apres. The night will feature live music from Big Mountain Rhythm, tasty beverages, a exhibition by Pemberton Arts Council and a silent auction with items that’ll blow your mind. Every ticket purchase includes a drink ticket and a donation to the Lisa Korthals Memorial Fund.
Pemberton Valley Lodge Presenting Sponsor of Raven Backcountry Festival
We are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Raven Backcountry Festival. With the rise of backcountry sports in the Pemberton area, we are proud to sponsor an event that brings together our best resources to help educate and train future backcountry enthusiasts. We encourage you to start or further your education on backcountry skills and safety before you enter the unknown.
For guests visiting from outside of the area we will be offering a special Raven Backcountry Festival lodging rate. Please contact us at 604-894-2000 to learn more.