Whistler Longboard Festival

July 1 - 3, 2016

Skateboards rule at this summer festival where high speed freeride racing meets chilled out skate jams. Be in town for the 7th annual festival 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.

Sector 9 Freeride and No Hands Race

Date: Friday, July 1
Location: Whistler Sliding Centre
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 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.

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.

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.

Whistler Skate Park

Open daily between dawn and dusk with lights in the bowl until 1:00 AM from April to November. Skateboarding, in-line skating, BMX, trials and Flo riding. A 6.5 meter diameter bowl with serpentine run plus Variety of quarter pipes up to 3 meters high, a spine, volcano and central pyramid and improvements being done during summer of 2015. The Whistler Skate Park is located between the Upper and Lower Village along Fitzsimmons Creek.

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.

Summer Room Offer

2016 Summer Accommodation Offer
Moderate Rooms from $99 per night

Valid for arrivals from May 1 - Oct 31, 2016

Photos & Video from past Whistler Longboard Festivals