Roam Randonnee

February 24, 2018

Roam Randonnee Rally

Whitewater Ski Resort – Nelson, BC

Registration and Website:??Coldsmoke Powder Festival 2018 – Roam Randonee Rally

Required Equipment

The ROAM Randonnee Rally is truly a Coldsmoke institution, now in its 11th year, the race continues its evolution as an enticing offering in our line up of competitions. The ROAM Rando is a Ski Mountaineering Race in the Heart of the Kootenays with great terrain and a stunning race course.

There are lots of different options to participate including an Open Course (long course), a Classic Course (recreational course) and tag teams with combined ages divisions!?? For those worried that you might not be up to the full course competition, grab a partner and TAG TEAM the Classic Course!?? One team member will start at the gate, ski tour through the first half of the course, meet the other team member at the top of the Hummer Handle to high five so that the second team member can tackle the second half.?? Now there is no excuse, find your partner and start training today!!

Competitors will be provided with a complimentary one ride ticket or have the option of purchasing an event competitor lift ticket at a 25% discount.


Roam Randonee Proposed Course

Open Course – Men, Women – Approximately??1650m/5413 ft??of Vertical Gain

Classic/Rec Course – Heavy Metal Men, Heavy Metal Women, and Tag Team (team of 2) – Approximately??1038m/3405ft????Vertical Gain

Randonee Categories:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • Heavy Metal Men
  • Heavy Metal Women
  • Tag Team Classic
  • Prize for Fastest Splitboarder!


Required equipment:

  • A 457 kHz avalanche transceiver which will be checked between 30 – 45 minutes before the official time of the start. It must be worn under the clothing for the full duration of the race and be in working order if/when checked at the finish.
  • Skins for ascending. No snowshoes. Booting is only allowed where specified.
  • An avalanche shovel with a minimum blade size 8″ x 8″ that has not been modified once manufactured.
  • An avalanche probe. Minimum length 200 cm.
  • Helmets. Must be worn properly.
  • Safety straps or brakes as required.

Suggested Equipment:

  • Skis with metal edges or a split board. 160cm minimum for men, 150cm for women
  • A backpack of 20 litres minimal

Race Courses

Course Description (routes will be flagged for reference on race day, Green up , Red down)

Total Open : Up??1650m/5413 ft, traveling a distance of apx 13.16km
Course map can be viewed in the images above.

Total Classic/Rec: Up??1038m/3405ft, traveling distance of apx 8.86km
Course map can be viewed in the images above.

Awards Ceremony

The winners of the event will be announced around 3:30ish on Race Day!