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4th Annual Mountain Survivalist Competition - February 19, 2024
PLUS the all new 
U16 Youth Survival Challenge - February 18, 2024

Compete in Teams of Two for a Custom Pair of Awards

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NOTE:  New U16 Youth Challenge for 2024

When submitting your registration, indicate if you are participating in the youth or adult challenge.


Survivalist Competition

Meet at 9am sharp.
Registration for a team of two is just $40 (adult) or $20 (U16)

Tools to Bring

Each team is required to bring the following to use during the contest:
- a single knife per person (blade must not be longer than 25 cm/10 in)
- two cups
- single pot (to boil water in)
- No other tools or resources will be permitted, such as axe, rope, string, fire starters, sharpeners, etc.

Resource Provided

Each Team will be provided with resources of the same caliber. Some changes may occur, but we expect the following to be provided:
- a supply of wood
- baton
- grass
- char cloth
- a tarp
- some length of rope
- ferro rod
- two eggs per team (bring some salt if that's what you like!)
- two bags of tea

- tools for a snare

Competition Theme

The teams of two will be judged on your skills for basic survival. This includes hands on skills and general knowledge to get you to the winners circle!

Your goal is to make a simple basic shelter, along with a fire to keep warm in a -40 C situation. You will also be showcasing how well you make a fire by boiling 2 eggs to a hard boiled stage, as well as making a proper cup of tea. *Note: A new snare component is being introduced this year.

You will be given a round of firewood and you must process it down without an axe. 

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Thank you to our 2024 Sponsors below. 

Winterfest's Funding Sponsors and Organizing Partners


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Freson Bros. - Sundre's Food Store

Freson Bros. is Sundre's premiere food store. Thank you to Freson Bros. for making this event possible!



Home Hardware Building Centre

Sundre Home Hardware and Building Centre is the Sundre area's main home goods and construction destination. We appreciate their generous sponsorship of Winterfest!



Sundre Forest Products - West Fraser Mills

Sundre Forest Products is a division of West Fraser Mills, one of the largest lumber companies in the world, and they are the Sundre area's largest employer. We appreciate their generous contribution in helping make this festival a reality!



Mountain View Inn & Suites

Sundre's premier Inn for leisure, business or events.



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BakerTilly Accounting Services 

BakerTilly is located right downtown. It is one of Sundre's prominent business and personal accounting firms.

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JR Adventures - Horse and Wagon

Thank you to JR Adventures for their discounted horse drawn wagon ride service. Based in Red Deer.

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Wolfpack Mechanical - Heavy Duty Mechanical Shop

Wolfpack Mechanical is a very community-oriented heavy duty mechanical shop based out of Sundre. 

Mountain View Inn & Suites

Sundre's premier inn, for events, work or leisure. 

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Sundre Family & Community Support Services

Sundre's FCSS is operated by our local Greenwood Neighbourhood Place (GNP), a community organization that touches on all facets of social service and community support.



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Elk&Owl Craft Coffee Co.

Elk&Owl Craft Coffee Co. is Sundre's specialty coffee shop, featuring artisan coffee, beans and accessories, with an exceptional focus on "craft".


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22 West / Bumper to Bumper

22 West is a heavy duty truck and trailer parts supplier, and Bumper to Bumper is a car parts company for your every day needs! Thank you!

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Painted Warriors Ranch

Indigenous outdoor adventures, including camping, archery, snowshoeing and other activities for the family, located in Elkton, outside of Sundre.



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Mahikan Trails - Indigenous Experiences

Mahikan Trails provides indigenous experiences out of the Sundre area and Canmore area. Let one of Mahikan Trails' guides take you on a medicine walk through the woods to teach you how to use the forest to survive, just like First Nations people have done for eons.



The Town of Sundre - #ExploreSundre

The Town of Sundre's Departments of Community Services and Economic Development are happy to help organize this special winter festival.


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Sundre & District Historical Society

Home to the Sundre & District Pioneer Village Museum and its World of Wildlife exhibit, the Historical Society has been one of Winterfest's primary organizers for years.



Sundre & District Chamber of Commerce

The Sundre & District Chamber of Commerce is a major community group in Sundre, not just as an advocate for small business and industry, but as a community organizing group too.


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Sundre Bike and Ski Club

Since 2015, Sundre's Bike n Ski Club has worked diligently to expand the quality and presence of our community's extensive trails network. Sundre boasts over 27 kms of trails and pathways, and in the wintertime, 10 kms of groomed XC ski and fat bike trails. These are all meticulously maintained by the Bike n Ski Club's volunteers, in collaboration with the Town of Sundre.


Sundre Golf Club

Sundre Golf Club is one of Alberta's premier golf clubs. It operates in partnership with Mountain View Inn & Suites.


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J. Tamer Trade Co. - Handmade Knives and Goods

Hand made goods shop, located right in Sundre, selling axes, swords, knives of all sorts, jewelry, leather goods, and Turkish and Persian rugs. 

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