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Powder 8s - Canadian Championships

February 25, 2012

Powder 8s at Lake LouiseThe Lake Louise Ski Area will be hosting Canada’s top powder skiers where timing, style and technical ability are combined to form this unique team event in powder snow.  Teams of two carve their way down Lake Louise’s steeps creating 8s in the untracked powder.

Never competed in a Powder 8 event before?  The concept is simple; teams of two carve their way down Lake Louise’s steeps creating 8s in the untracked powder.  The competition is judged on synchronization, dynamic/aggressive skiing and distance between team members.  The tracks are judged on roundness, symmetry and fall line.

Be prepared to hike!

To get to the event venue, competitors will be required to hike approximately 45 minutes up Lipalian Mountain. Once you are out at the event venue, it is not easy to get back to the lodge for a warm-up or snack.  It is highly recommended that you bring a backpack with everything that you need for the day.  All competitors will be required to wear a beacon.  Lake Louise Ski Area will loan beacons to those who do not own one.

Location: Purple Bowl (Tentative)
Time: 7:30am - 4:30pm

$70 / team

The entry fee includes lift tickets and apres-ski.


Unbelievable Prizes!

1st Place Team - 2 Day Heli-Ski vacation from Canadian Mountain Holidays

2nd Place Team - 2 Night Stay at Skoki Lodge

3rd Place Team - 1 Night Stay at Skoki Lodge




Schedule of Events

7:30am - 8:30am Check In (Sitzmark Lounge)

8:30am Mandatory Competitors Meeting

9:00am Load Grizzly Gondola

9:30am Meet at the top of Larch Chair

9:45am Start Hiking Purple Bowl

11:45am Qualifying Round

12:45pm Quarter Final Round

2:00pm Semi Final Round

3:00pm Final Round

4:30pm Awards and Apres-Ski in the Sitzmark Lounge


Judging Criteria


Synchronization (10 Pts), Distance Spacing (5 Pts), Style & Technique (10 Pts)

Shape of 8s:

Roundness (10 Pts), Symmetry (10 Pts), Fall Line (5 Pts)


Event Registration 

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Important Information:

  • All competitors must be 18 years or older to compete.
  • Helmets and beacons are mandatory.  If you do not own a beacon one will be loaned to you free of charge for the event.
  • All competitors must sign an Event Waiver.

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