Coldsmoke was born in the mountains of British Columbia from a vision of creating the world’s highest quality technical gear for our heliski guides.
We took what we learned and expanded with an all-terrain line to meet the needs of the discerning outdoorsman, from backcountry skiing, to coldwater surfing, to exploring your urban terrain. Coldsmoke bridges the gap between cutting-edge technical performance, old-school durability, and modern design.
We create at the Coldsmoke basecamp in Venice, CA, and manufacture consciously in Canada and California, using materials sourced from the world’s most advanced fabric mills.
We produce short runs in small factories and sell mostly direct to you online. Freed from standard retail margins and deadlines, we can quickly adapt to your feedback, draw inspiration directly from our evolving lifestyles, and never compromise on quality.
We make gear that becomes one with you, so that you can become one with your environment.
When the snow is perfect it’s ColdSmoke
We first heard this phrase from a legendary Heli ski guide as he described the moment when fresh snow, light, and wind combine to form clouds of sparkling powder that appear like smoke. With this vision of elemental perfection in mind the Coldsmoke Collective was founded to promote access to these perfect moments. Today the collective includes Coldsmoke Apparel, Coldsmoke Winter Film, Powder Mountain Cat and Heli skiing and Whistler RV Park and Campground.
Every year the Coldsmoke Awards recognizes innovative films showcasing stories of winter life told from a fresh perspective. While “ski porn” will always be close to the heart of the Coldsmoke Awards, our team continues to search for films that showcase the joy of winter culture in all of its manifestations.The Coldsmoke Awards ceremony is a live event featuring music, film, MCs, filmmakers, and athletes. Together we celebrate great stories told through the art of film and the talented folks who create them, but in a wild “anything goes” spirit that winter mountain culture can call its own. In addition to the development of new talent, sports, and cinematic innovation, the Coldsmoke Awards prides itself on strengthening our winter community by contributing to non-profit organizations dedicated to the future of mountain culture.
The playground of the Coldsmoke Collective, Powder Mountain Cat and Heli Skiing is one of the best cat and heli operations in B.C. Located just 20 minutes from the base of Whistler, Powder Mountain’s tenure includes 247,000 acres of the most amazing and easily accessible terrain anywhere in British Columbia. When it snows in Whistler, it snows even harder at Powder Mountain, receiving double to triple the snow from a storm cycle compared to Whistler Blackcomb. To step out of our heli or snowcat at the top of Powder Mountain, whether it’s your first time or your one hundredth, the image of endless, untouched powder without a soul around to track it up, is an experience you’ll remember forever. And no matter what your powder ability or level of expertise, we have runs for you. Our world-class heliski guides will lead you into the backcountry to experience powder skiing and riding as it should be: un-tracked, un-hurried, un-crowded, and unforgettable.
Whistler RV Park and Camping is the only “sled in, sled out” snowmobile accessible RV park in the region. Nestled in the alpine forests of the spectacular Coast Mountain Range, you’ll wake each morning to breathtaking views of Black Tusk and Whistler Mountain. Open year round and located only 90 minutes drive from Vancouver, the park offers 104 acres, with 102 fully serviced RV sites and 44 seasonal private tent sites. Whistler RV Park and Campground is the perfect base for your mountain adventures. Hike to the 200 foot waterfall at Brandywine Provincial Park, mountain bike world class trails, fly fish, golf, white water raft, ski, snowboard, ATV, zip-line, canoe, bungee jump, horseback ride, dive into crystal clear lakes, or just sit back and soak in the fresh mountain air and the beauty of the forest.