Join our freeride community and compete for fun & prizes!

Big Mountain Challenge

The Lake Louise Big Mountain Challenge is back for its 20th year! This big mountain freeride competition is non-sanctioned which means it's chill, laid back and all about FUN! Whether it's your first competition or your 20th, it is sure to be a blast!


There are categories for both skiing and snowboarding for men & women who are 18 and older!  Please note that each category must have a minimum of three athletes to be eligible for prizes.

Our three judges will use the same criteria as the Freeride World Qualifier and will award points for line, control, fluidity, style/energy and technique! Prizes will be awarded for the podium finishers!


  • Men Ski (18+).
  • Ladies Ski (18+).
  • Men Snowboard (18+).
  • Ladies Snowboard (18+).
  • Masters Ski (40+).
  • Masters Snowboard (40+).

Note: Masters categories will only be broken out by male & female in each discipline if we receive a minimum of three participants per category.

Bibs and Gear

Competitor bibs will be worn during this event. A $40 Cash Deposit will be required during check-in; you will receive this back when the bib is returned! Helmets are mandatory. Back protectors are strongly recommended.

Athlete Package and Waiver

All participants must sign an event waiver for the Lake Louise Ski Resort. An Athlete Package will be emailed out to the email address provided at registration which will include waivers, Athlete Bios, Discounted Ticket Price Info, etc.


With a Lake Louise Plus Card or Season Pass, you are eligible for discounts at hotels in Lake Louise.

  1. The Lake Louise Inn is our preferred hotel for the BMC!
  2. The Mountaineer Lodge.
  3. Emerald Lake Lodge.
  4. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

See below for the event schedule and registration instructions:


  • 7:00am – 8:30am: Check-In at the SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 8:00am: Mandatory Athlete & Coach Meeting in person, SITZMARK LOUNGE.
  • 8:30am: Load the Glacier, Top of the World & Paradise Chairs.
  • 8:50am – 10:00am: Venue Inspection (no hitting of features.)
  • 10:00am: One Run for each Athlete. Bib return available at emcee tent until 2pm.
  • 3:00pm: Awards & bib return in the SITZMARK LOUNGE. We will do our best to aim for 3pm, but it will take place as soon as the Judges have deliberated!


Registration is open so secure your spot today!

Event waiver required: In addition to registering, you must also fill out an Event Waiver. We will email you a waiver as part of your registration package before the event. Please read and complete the waiver, then email it back to us at A scanned PDF or a photo of your completed waiver will suffice.

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