2nd Annual Mountain Survivalist Competition
Compete in Teams of Two for a Custom Pair of Awards
Questions? Call 403-638-3551 x 111
Competition starts at 9am sharp.
Registration for a team of two is just $40.
Only a MAX of 9 teams will be accepted.
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.
Each Team will be provided with resources of the same caliber. The following will be provided:
- a supply of wood
- char cloth
- a tarp
- some length of rope
- zirconium rod
- two eggs per team (bring some salt if that's what you like!)
- two bags of tea
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.
You will be given a round of firewood and you must process it down without an axe.
Photos of Winterfest and the Mountain Survival Competition from 2020/2021
THANK YOU TO THOSE
WHO MAKE THIS EVENT POSSIBLE
Winterfest's Funding Sponsors and Organizing Partners
Freson Bros. - Sundre's Supermarket
Freson Bros. is Sundre's premiere grocery store. Thank you to Freson Bros. for making this year's festival an expanded affair due to their generous financial contribution and donation of delicious hot chocolate!
Capital Pressure specializes in the handling and transportation of fluids related to all sectors of the Oil and Gas industry.
Prairie Creek Crossing - Active Adult Lifestyle Community
Prairie Creek Crossing is Sundre's newest adult community, featuring beautiful homes located in the heart of town, and just steps from nature.
Candre Cannabis produces cannabis at their extensive Sundre facility.
Wolfpack Mechanical - Heavy Duty Mechanical Shop
Wolfpack Mechanical is a very community-oriented heavy duty mechanical shop based out of Sundre.
Elk&Owl Craft Coffee Co.
Elk&Owl Craft Coffee Co. is Sundre's newest specialty coffee shop, featuring artisan coffee and accessories, with an exceptional focus on "craft".
Wellworks Energy Services
Wellworks is a locally owned oilfield maintenance company, serving central Alberta!
Ride n Glide - Bike and Ski Rentals
Ride n Glide is Sundre's only mountain bike, fat bike, and cross-country ski rental agency. Explore Sundre's kilometres of trails with their well-maintained fleet of bikes and skis. Ride n Glide also provides bike repair and tune-up services.
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.
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.
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 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.
Cowboy Trail Farmer's Market
The Cowboy Trail Farmer's Market is the Sundre area's newest farmer's market, located just off Hwy 22 between Didsbury and Sundre. They are setting up a market at the Elks Hall, just next to the Sundre Museum. Be sure to visit them Saturday and Sunday!