Raven Backcountry Festival
Pemberton’s newest festival is coming in 2020!
Raven Backcountry Festival is set for February 7th and 8th in the new year. This 2 day event focuses on backcountry skiing, snowboarding, split boarding, and snowmobiling clinics in Pemberton.
The inaugural weekend of the festival includes social events on Friday and Saturday nights. Plus, a day full of clinics that will help participants get into the heart of Pemberton’s big mountain terrain.
Throughout the weekend of the Raven Backcountry Festival, funds will be raised for the Lisa Korthals Memorial bursary; which helps educate aspiring female backcountry guides.
Pemberton Valley Lodge is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this new event. If you’d like to buy tickets or learn more about the event, you can check out our Raven Backcountry Festival event page!
Raven Backcountry Festival Schedule
Friday, February 7th
Welcome Social & Guest Presenters
Big Sky Golf | $20.00 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join opening night of the Raven Festival and be entertained with stories and imagery from local legends and presenters.
Presenters include Kye Petersen, Tatum Monod, Logan Pehota, Eric Pehota, Blake Jorgenson, and Darryl Treadway.
*All tickets include a drink ticket and a donation to the Lisa Korthals Memorial Fund.
Saturday, February 8th
Hosted by Altus Mountain Guides, Extremely Canadian, Broken Boundary Adventures and supported by Blackcomb Helicopters. There is a wide range of options to sign up for including; Intro to Backcountry Skiing, Intro to Splitboarding, Crevasse Rescue, and so much more!
The Raven Après
Big Sky Golf | $20.00 | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us for live music from Big Mountain Rhythm, tasty beverages, an exhibition by Pemberton Arts Council and a silent auction with items that’ll blow your mind.
*Every ticket purchased includes a drink ticket and a donation to the foundation.
Purchase a ticket to Friday & Saturday night and receive a free Raven Fest YETI rambler, pictured above, valued at $53!
About the Fundraiser
The Lisa Korthals Memorial Bursary is designed to create a living legacy to the memory of Lisa Korthals. It is intended to create a bursary to be used by women to help them get a start in their Mechanized Ski Guiding career and is awarded annually.
Lisa was a towering member of the Pemberton backcountry skiing community and we are thrilled to be raising funds, in her memory, that will help the career of a new female ski guide.
You can learn more about the Raven Backcountry Festival by visiting Tourism Pemberton. We hope to see you there!
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2019