Whistler Longboard Festival

The 2016 Longboard Festival has has passed - thank you to everyone who made it a success. Skateboards rule at this summer festival where high speed freeride racing meets chilled out skate jams. Be in town for one of only two North American World Cups to catch world-class athletes bombing the famous Whistler Sliding Center road and stay to enjoy the after parties and get some chilled-out lake time. All skate events of the festival are open to spectators.

Whistler Skatepark

Location: 4330 Blackcomb Way
Description: There is fun to be had anytime at Whistler's newly expanded skatepark!


Food & Drink

Date: July 1 - 3
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Description: Local food trucks including- Dups Burritos, Whistler Perogies and A Longhorn BBQ will be providing fresh eats while the Gibbons Group will be operating an on-sight beer garden (19+) each day.


Sector 9 Freeride and No Hands Race

Date: Friday, July 1
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description: Riders will take on the curves of the famous Whistler Sliding Centre road - leathers optional for an extra thrill. Free parking available in Lot 8.


Welcome Party

Date: Friday, July 1
Location: Garfinkles
Time: Evening
Description: 19+ event, no line with WLF wristband.


Landyachtz Top 10 Shootout

Date: Saturday, July 2
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Time: 2 PM
Description: Fastest 10 qualifiers duke it out.


No Hands Race and Short Wheels Base Race

Date: Saturday, July 2
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Time: 3 PM - 5 PM


Landyachtz World Cup Downhill Race

Date: Sunday, July 3 (Qualifiers Saturday, Race Sunday)
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Time: 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Description: The main race will be held at the base of Blackcomb Mountain at the Whistler Sliding Centre with both local and international competitors representing over 20 countries. Racers will face an elite course featuring 11 corners with 8 hairpin turns. With racing categories from Juniors to Masters to Mens and Womens, participants and fans of all ages are guaranteed to enjoy the races and the amazing after-party held in the village at Garfinkel's. Free parking available in Lot 8.


After Party

Date: Sunday, July 3
Location: Longhorn Saloon presented by Mill St. Brewing
Time: Evening
Description: 19+ event, no line with WLF wristband.

Whistler Sliding Centre

Located in the beautiful Fitzsimmons valley on the southeast slope of Blackcomb Mountain, the Whistler Sliding Centre was the site of the bobsleigh, luge and skeleton competitions for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

Longboarder Competes in the Whistler Longboard Festival

The Whistler Insider:
Speed, Big Air and...Guns?

The Whistler Insider gets up close and personal with the 20-corner, 1.6km downhill course at the festival plus the Skate X Shoot biathlon event.

Mountain Beach Time Whistler

Whistler Summer Itinerary:
On The Water

Where will you find Whistler locals on a summer day? On, in and around the water. With lakes, beaches and water craft for hire, you can play too.

Whistler Summer Packages

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Valid for arrivals now - October 31, 2016


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