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  • Saturday • April 13, 2019
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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!

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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:

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

REGISTRATION & FEES:

Early Bird (on or before April 8th): $40 + gst per team member
Late Registration (on/after April 9th): $50 + gst per team member
Registration closes April 12th, there will be no day-of registration.
Registration includes race entry, T-shirt, and post-event BBQ. 

REGISTRATION LINK COMING SOON - Registrations open week of March 18th. 
WAIVERS 
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 PADDLER AND 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
  • PPP ROUTE MAP
  • 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, April 12th

5:00pm – 9:00pm: 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, April 13th 

8:00am – 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. 
10:00am: All Competitors Meeting (Mandatory) @ Daylodge/Village Plaza
11:00am: Race Start @ Top of Bear Chair
12:00-1:00pm (approx) – racers reaching finish line
5:30pm (approx): Prize Presentation @ Plaza. (Prize presentation will be approx 15-20min after the BC/DC performance ends).

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

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