Get Involved

Everyone loves apres-ski, but what about pre-ski?

Let’s get a head start on winter by serving up a hearty helping of some of the best features of ski season. We are called the “Best Ski Town in North America” for a reason. Whitewater Ski Resort may not be open until early December, but we can’t wait any longer. Join the destination effort to welcome visitors and help get locals pumped for ski season!

Winter Kickoff 2017

November 24 – December 2, 2017

Throughout the Nelson & Kootenay Lake region

A celebration of the return of winter in true Kootenay style

Benefits of Participating

  • Boost your awareness and sales among visitors and locals
  • Contribute to a community event
  • Be part of the excitement and promotions 
  • No cost to participate!

Not sure what kind of event your business should host? Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Feature film screenings or behind the scenes tours
  • Cooking demonstration or seasonal culinary feature
  • Live music performances
  • Workshops and How To sessions. ex. ski tuning clinic
  • Pre-ski season stretching
  • Locally made arts and culture exhibition

6 Easy Steps To Get Involved

Figure out what you’d like to offer during Winter Kickoff. Stumped? Email Event Coordinator John Bowden for some inspiration.

Tell everyone else you know to get involved, and help spread the word about the festival.

Pat yourself on the back for a job well done.

Run your event!

Tell us how it went!


Want to chat about your event or have questions about posting it on the calendar? Email John:

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