Logistics

 Soulines Base Camp will be set up 14km off the highway nestled next to the Kokanee Glacier near Nelson, BC.  There are 3 lakes all with broken sled trails into them and plenty of features to get your Soulines.  Our Base Camp provides a First Aid tent, drying tent, cooking tent, BBQ's, along with a massive fire pit and generators to light up the night as well as to charge any electronics.  One hot meal/ day is also provided for each participant.   All participants are required to bring their own methods of sleeping arrangements.  Now remember this isn't a resort chalet and those involved need to be experienced in winter overnight camping but we do strive to make this experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.  So if you all this spikes your interest and you think you got what it takes keep posted to this website or FaceBook @soulinebackcountry and don't miss out on the 2018 registration in Fall!  For more information and all the  important details check out the custom made 

Word on the street...

"Soulines not only exceeded expectations and was a highlight for my shred season. And it put a new vibe into organized events. Soulines created an environment around back country knowledge, core enthusiast and progressive freeride. It has put a new light on organized adventure again for me and has me excited for next year!"

- Michael Chapman -  Rider /Business Owner

R: Micheal Chapman
R: Kate Ediger

Soulines is one of those events that you talk about for the rest of winter, all summer long and the one thing you plan for to take off for the next winter. It's a soulful event full of very passionate Backcountry riders. People who are skilled, knowledgable and completely dedicated to the sport as there life. Everybody is there to give it there all, a community ready to shred steep and aggressive train, drop big lines and all joined in to help make this the best backcountry contest I've seen to date.  With your winter camping experience , the terrain, and the riding level this is an event I will be talking about for a lifetime!

- Kate Ediger - Rider / CAA 1Tail guide 

Meet The Core Soulines Team

Jason Gretzinger

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Owner/ Founder

Snowboarder

Tailguide, Nitro / Space Bear Sponsored Rider

AVY OPS 1 / NUEC 3

LaRae Vig

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Marketing / Sponsorship Director

Event Organizer

Snowboarder

Integrated Marketing Executive for The Goat / Juice FM

Experienced Event organizer / Sponsorship Advisor  

AST 1 Certified

Ben Davies

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Safety Supervisor

Skier

Ex ski patrol, sled dog, skin track stomper (not the first, but always the deepest), too heavy pack carrier, and Yeti

EMR with BCAS/ AVY OPS 1 Certified

SARS Avalanche Rescue Team Member

Tristan Martin - Preney

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Skier

Director of Photography

Media Management / Editor

Professional Director / Film / Editor

Shredder

AST 1

Jeremie  Drainville

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Snowboarder

Photography Coordinator

Professional Photography at Centre for Arts and Technology

AST 1

Ben Whitton

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Snowboarder

Social Media / Logistics / Sponsorship Advisor

Ski Resort Operations and Management Student / Experienced event organizer

AST 1  / First Aid Level 1 / CPR

Soulines Mission Statement

             Bringing together a group of like-minded winter backcountry enthusiasts and providing them with a venue to learn, grow and progress their avalanche awareness skills and riding abilities.  Every aspect of this organization will be executed with integrity.   The “Soul” of backcountry snowboarding and skiing is our focus and we strive to connect each and every person involved with their passion of what it is to ride their Souline.