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Raven Backcountry Festival


Pemberton’s new Raven Backcountry Festival is set to shine a light on the terrain and the people that help make backcountry skiing, split boarding and snowmobiling in Pemberton world class. The inaugural weekend will include  social events on Friday and Saturday nights as well as a day full of clinics that will put participants into the heart of Pemberton’s big mountain terrain.

Throughout the weekend the Raven Fest will be raising funds for the Lisa Korthals Memorial bursary which helps educate aspiring female backcountry guides. 

Event Schedule

Friday, February 7

Welcome Social & Guest Presenters
Big Sky Golf
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Come along to the opening night of the Raven Festival and be entertained with stories and imagery from local legends. Presenters include Kye Petersen, Tatum Monod, Wayne Flann, Eric Pehota, Blake Jorgenson, Heather Geluk, and Darryl Treadway.  Burgers and salads with veggie options available for purchase at the venue. Bring your appetite and support the festival. All tickets include a drink ticket and a donation to the Lisa Korthals Memorial Fund.

*Purchase a ticket to both the Friday and Saturday night events and receive a FREE Raven Fest branded YETI Rambler Mug valued at $53.

Tickets to this event are sold out. 


Saturday, February 8

Backcountry Clinics

The clinics are hosted by Coast Mountain Guides, Extremely Canadian, Broken Boundary Adventures and supported by Blackcomb Helicopters. There is a wide range of options to sign up for.

All clinic participants will meet-up with the guides at Big Sky Golf at 8:15am to check in, grab a hot coffee and discuss the day.

For more information about the various clinics offered and to register online click here. 


The Raven Après
Big Sky Golf
6:00pm – 10:00pm

Join us for live music from Big Mountain Rhythm, tasty beverages, a exhibition by Pemberton Arts Council and a silent auction with items that’ll blow your mind. Every ticket purchase includes a drink ticket and a donation to the foundation. Apres style food available for purchase – bring your well earned hunger into Big Sky for some big bites.

*Purchase a ticket to both the Friday and Saturday night events and receive a FREE Raven Fest branded YETI Rambler Mug valued at $53.

Tickets available at the door.

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Find out more about our esteemed Guest Presenters: Blake Jorgensen, Tatum Monod, Eric Pehota, Wayne Flann, Kye Petersen, Heather Geluk, and Daryl Treadway who will share their backcountry stories at the Welcome Social on Friday, February 7.

About the Fundraiser







The Lisa Korthals Memorial Bursary is designed to create a living legacy to the memory of Lisa Korthals. It is intended to create a bursary to be used by women to help them get a start in their Mechanized Ski Guiding career and is awarded annually.

Lisa was a towering member of the Pemberton backcountry skiing community and we are thrilled to be raising funds in her memory that will help the career of a new female ski guide. 

Photo Credits: Randy Lincks & Broken Boundary

Backcountry Safety

a man riding a snowboard down a snow covered mountain

As the free skiing/riding movement continues to grow, more and more skiers and snowboarders head out of ski area boundaries in search of untracked powder and adventure. In the backcountry however, pristine slopes, remoteness, and unparalleled natural beauty can be linked with inherent risks. This terrain is neither patrolled nor controlled, which is party of the allure. In the backcoutnry, snow conditions are vastly different from those found within the more predictable confines of a ski area. 

Be sure to check out the Wayne Flann Avalanche Blog which shares information on avalanches and snow conditions in the Sea to Sky Corridor.

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