Another local’s favourite - the PPP has been going strong since 1984 and is part of a full closing party weekend FERNIVAL!
The tradition continues as individuals or teams of 2-5 people ski (you can also board, telemark or whatever gets you down the hill the fastest), bike, paddle and then run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. It's the perfect season ender!
Costumes are welcome and cheering from the sidelines is highly encouraged. Come on out and participate or watch the wackiest race in Fernie. Proudly Sponsored by the Raging Elk Hostel & Kodiak Lounge, and Great Northern Powder Guides.
ALL DETAILS LISTED BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
SKI (4.5km) – Top of Bear Express Chair, down Cedar Bowl & Cedar Trail to the base area
BIKE (6km) – From base area, through Timberline Subdivision to Highway #3, along Highway #3 to the Elk River in Fernie. Turn right at the lights after the bridge onto 4th street, then take the next right onto 6th Ave. Follow 6th Ave to the River put-in.
PADDLE (6km) – From Fernie, down the Elk River to the bottom of Ski Hill Road.
RUN (2km) – From the bottom of Ski Hill Road run uphill, through the Timberline Subdivision, through Parking Lot #1 to the finish line in the base.
PPP ROUTE MAP
Online registration opens in March. $40-60. Registration includes race entry, T-shirt, and post-event BBQ. WAIVERS required for all team members.
Teams of 2 to 5:
5 pm – 9 pm: Check-in, Late Registration & Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge
*Advance registration is highly recommended! Event Waivers will be available or can be completed online in advance. If all team members have completed an online waiver, only one person needs to check in and pick up bibs and t-shirts.
8 am – 9:30am: Bib/Bauble Pickup @ Daylodge.
NOTE: All teams MUST be checked in and have all their team member’s waivers signed BEFORE 9:30am. NO new registrations allowed on race day.
10 am: All Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) @ Daylodge/Village Plaza
11 am: Race Start @ Top of Bear Chair
12 pm -1 pm (approx) – Racers reaching finish line
5:30pm (approx): Prize Presentation @ Plaza. (Prize presentation will be approx 15-20min after the BC/DC performance ends).