Winter Kickoff 2018

November 22 – December 2, 2018

Nelson & Kootenay Lake region (Nelson, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Balfour, Kaslo, Lardeau, Meadow Creek)

A pre-winter celebration in true Kootenay style

Get Involved

Winter Kickoff is back and better than…. skiing down Little Mucker with a lidless hot chocolate! Just kidding…it’s more like launching down Blast with your best friend on a sweet pow day.

In 2017, we had over 20 businesses participate in more than 40 events in this pre-winter extravaganza. This year, we want to increase the size and scope and build on last year’s momentum.

Restaurants, retail stores, hotels, tourism-related businesses…everyone is invited to join the fun and embrace our true Kootenay spirit. 

Benefits of Participating

  • Encourages visitors and tourists to spend time and money in our region.
  • Brings together our local community.
  • Builds up excitement for our winter season.
  • Free to participate in!

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

  • Feature film screening
  • Behind-the-scenes tour
  • Cooking demonstration or seasonal culinary feature
  • Live music performance
  • Workshop or “How-To” session (ex. ski tuning clinic)
  • Local arts and culture exhibition
  • Market/Craft Fair
  • Retail Special or Sale

Get Involved with 3 Easy Steps

Tell everyone you know about this amazing event, encourage them to get involved and help spread the word on social media.


Want to chat about your event or have questions about posting it on the calendar? Email Karen Kornelsen, Event and Marketing Coordinator at or fill out the form below:

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