Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme presented by Kokanee

Whistler BC • April 10-15, 2018

Crowd Scene at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Friday, April 13, 2018 / Saturday, April 14, 2018*
Couloir Extreme
*Weather dependent.

The stuff of legend and lore. The 16th edition of the world’s steepest ski race, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme, is coming to WSSF 2018 after a more than 15 year hiatus. The race, which started back in 1987, is set to be a festival highlight in 2018, bringing out the legends of ski racing, big mountain pros, and a healthy dose of amateur skiers who aren’t afraid to charge.

Location of start/finish areas and spectator areas: 
The Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme course runs from the top of the Saudan Couloir on Blackcomb Mountain and finishes at Glacier Creek Lodge. The Kokanee Couloir Extreme spectator zone with by-the-minute race information will be open outside the Rendevous Lodge on an extended patio, complete with a great view of the race course, BBQ and bar. The Glacier Creek Lodge patio provides a perfect location to view the finish area of the race.

How to access (ski/snowboard, which lifts, drive, walk):
The Kokanee Couloir Extreme spectator zone can be reached on skis or snowboard, and sightseers on foot can reach the spectator zone by purchasing a sightseeing lift ticket and travelling up the Whistler Village Gondola and over to Blackcomb via the Peak 2 Peak Gondola.

Public F&B Services:
In addition to the outdoor BBQ and bar, the Rendevouz Lodge and Glacier Creek Lodge have a full menu of food and beverage services for spectators.

Open times or event schedule:
The first competitor will drop into the Saudan Couloir at 11:00am on Saturday, April 14. Please note that this is weather dependent and the race time and date are subject to change.


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