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The Big Bear

The Big Bear

February 3 & 4, 2017

Part of the annual SnowDays festival, The Big Bear is your chance to watch ski and snowboard pros up close as they stomp out their tricks at the unique location of the Banff Train Station. In between sessions there’ll be chances to win great prizes. There are also DJs and music, plenty of food and beverages to enjoy.

An event enjoyed by all ages and FREE to enter, the excitement kicks off on Friday night with a little fun competition between the Amateur Division Teams. Also catch the pros that evening warming up for their big session the following day. On Saturday afternoon, the little kids have a chance to give it a go on the Burton Riglet Park. Pro Division Teams hit the rails at 5pm to throw down their best tricks before the critical eye of the judges, who will determine who will walk away with the biggest cash prize.

Watch The Big Bear from the Banff Avenue Brew Co. Beer Garden or one of the other viewing areas with roaring fire pits. Other hot beverages and food vendors round out the evening with a variety of tasty treats that will warm you up and satisfy your palette.

Event Registration

The Big Bear Pro Division is INVITE ONLY. However, if you are interested in entering a team of 4 in the Amateur Division, send us a short clip of your team skiing or riding at either Sunshine Village, Mt Norquay or Lake Louise Terrain park. A maximum of 16 teams will be selected.

Contact karen.bigbear@gmail.com with your short videos and team information.

Event Schedule

Before hitting the slopes with your friends, family or flying solo, stop by the Train Station on Friday night, cheer on the athletes and kick your ski and snowboard mojo into high gear. View the schedule below to see all The Big Bear activities or check out our full SnowDays Festival weekend schedule to mix it up and add some variety.

**Please note event schedules are subject to change without notice

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