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K2 Big Mountain Challenge - Open

February 23, 2018

The K2 Big Mountain Challenge is back for its 15th year! The 2018 B.M.C has categories for both skiing and snowboarding for men & women who are 18 and older! 

This is the non-sanctioned competition day - a separate event from the FWQ 2*!

A chill, laid back vibe with no points, no ranking... just FUN! Come and hang out in the K2 tent and enjoy some hot dogs, high fives & great company!

Whether this is your first Big Mountain Competition or your 20th, it is sure to be a blast. Athletes compete in one venue on this day and judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style. The non-sanctioned day will have both a qualifying run and a finals run. 

There will be tons of prizing and cash for the podium finishers from K2, FRESH Skis & the Lake Louise Inn!

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

Online Registration for the non-sanctioned day is now closed. We are full! Thank you for the participation! We will not be able to accept registration for this on the day of. 


Thursday February 22nd, 2018

  • Early Check-in at the Season Pass Desk from 8:00am to 4:00pm. 
  • Non-mandatory Inspection Day in the Venue, see details under Inspection Day Rules

Friday February 23rd, 2018 - QUALIFIERS & FINALS

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Check-in at the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • 8:15am: Mandatory coach & athlete meeting in the Sitzmark Lounge.
  • There will be no registration the day of, so please register ahead of time!
  • 9:00am: Load Glacier Chair & Top of World Chair.
  • 9:30am - 10:30am: Inspection Runs (no hitting of features).
  • 11:00am - 4:00pm: Qualifying Runs followed by Final Runs.
  • Results & Awards in the Sitzmark Lounge, whenever the last competitor is done and the judges have tallied their scores. 
  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Beverages will be available for purchase in the Sitzmark Lounge while we do some awards!

Sunday February 25th, 2018 - Apres Ski in the Sitzmark Lounge

  • 4:00pm - 6:00pm: Come and join all athletes who competed in the K2 Big Mountain Challenge over the 3 days for some beverages and some DJ tunes! 
Inspection Day - Thursday February 22nd, 2018 (not-mandatory)
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run will be CLOSED to Athletes as well as the public. This will ensure that the venue will be ready for the competition with boundaries roped off, etc. 
  • 12:00pm: The Qualifier Run will be closed to the public at this time, and inspection will begin for the Athletes & Coaches only. 
  • 12:00pm: Inspection for Women Snowboards & Skiers.
  • 1:00pm: Inspection for Men Snowboarders.
  • 2:00pm: Inspection for Men Skiers.
Inspection Day Rules:

These rules are governed by the IFSA and the Lake Louise Ski Resort Patrol. Competitors may go in and INSPECT their lines only at this time, which includes skiing or riding down and looking at the features. Athletes are NOT allowed to jump over any features. Athletes MUST have their bib on, which is to be picked up from the Events Office prior to the Inspection Run. This area will be monitored and you will be DQ'd if these rules are not followed. 

Please note: Inspection Day will be shared with the 2* Competitors as well. 


Competitor bibs will be worn during the event. A deposit of $20 cash is required at check-in. You will receive this back when your bib is returned at the end of the event. 


All participants must sign an event waiver, which is available at Registration/Check-In. 


The Lake Louise Inn is our Official Hotel Partner of the K2 Big Mountain Challenge! Competitors receive 25% off a hotel room. To book, call (403) 522-3791 and mention the rate code: SAP and that you are competing at the K2 Big Mountain Challenge. The Lake Louise Inn is located in the village and is a short drive away. 


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