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  • Saturday • April 11, 2020
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This event is cancelled, Fernie Alpine Resort is closed for the remainder of the season. 

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), nordic ski, paddle and then run in a fun (yet competitive!) relay race. It's the perfect season ender! 

NB FOR REGULAR PARTICIPANTS: Due to the highway construction at Lizard Creek, there will be no bike portion this year, and no solo option. 

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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:

COURSE DESCRIPTION, NEW FOR 2020:

SKI (4.5km) – Top of Bear Express Chair, down Cedar Bowl & Cedar Trail, finishing below Timber Chair
NORDIC SKI (4km) – From base area, through new Timber Landing Subdivision, linking up with the Silk Trail, past the bottom of Falling Star and back to the Timber Chair.
PADDLE (6km) – (Radio release from Nordic Skiing transition) 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.

REGISTRATION & FEES:  

Online registration opens in March. $45 plus taxes per person until April 6th. $55 per person from April 7th. Teams must register as a whole. 
Save some time and complete your WAIVERS online in advance, required for all team members. 

CATEGORIES & RACE INFO/RULES:

Teams of 2 to 5:

  • Men’s Team
  • Women’s Team
  • Mixed Team (must have at least 2 females)
  • Family/Youth Team (must have at least 2 youth under 18yrs)
  • 1 person per leg with the exception of the Paddle leg which can be done by 2 people in the same boat. Team members can do more than 1 leg but NORDIC SKIER & PADDLER, AND PADDLER & RUNNER MUST BE 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE. The transition area will not accommodate paddlers transitioning to runners, so there must be 2 different team members for this stage. 
  • Minimum participation age is 12 years old. 
  • Helmets MANDATORY for all ski & bike stage competitors.
  • Life jackets MANDATORY for all paddlers and must be worn at all times when competing. 
  • Competitors must supply all gear (including canoe/kayak) and ensure it is in good condition.
  • FULL PPP RULES
  • Interested in volunteering? Please email socialmedia@skifernie.com
  • Awesome prizes, categories include best costume, best theme, most creative name and more! Prizing this year will include a day of cat-skiing from Great Northern Powder Guides located in Whitefish, Montana! 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday

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. 

Saturday

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.

THANKS TO THE TITLE SPONSOR: RAGING ELK HOSTEL & KODIAK LOUNGE and PRESENTING SPONSOR: GREAT NORTHERN POWDER GUIDES and GOLD SPONSOR: Elevation Showcase. 

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