Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 10-19, 2015

The WSSF is Whistler's unique mountain culture crammed into ten days of awesome events - top athletes pushing the limits of their sport, free outdoor concerts, photography, film, and non-stop nightlife PLUS sweet spring skiing and sunny après sessions. We're so stoked here at Whistler.com, we'll throw in $20 for your après when you book with us*. Bring it on!

What can you expect from this festival of spring skiing? Music, arts, snow sports and parties, all week long.

Like free live music? The 2015 Outdoor Concert Series in Skier's Plaza is starting to take shape with names like Yelawolf, local DJs SkiiTour, Swollen Members, Longstride, MSTRKRFT, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party, LongWalkShortDock, HUMANS, Fort Knox Five and Jazz Cartier. Details in the schedule below with more names to be released shortly.

Tickets available for sale on the festival website now.

2015 Festival Schedule

Daily Events* - April 10 -19

8:30 AM - 4 PM Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
Times TBA State of the ART
It's a gallery, studio, event and community featuring mountain town inspiration. Immerse yourself in contemporary artworks and meet the people behind the creative process. Free entry.
Whistler Conference Centre
2:30 - 5:30 PM Outdoor Concert Series (Free!)
Line-ups added to individual days below. Please note that start times may vary.
Skier's Plaza
Evening Bud Light Freeride Club Series
A series of club nights with everyone's favourite DJs. Lineup coming soon.
Various Venues
Evening Parties and Nightlife
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements
Various Venues

April 11-12 and 18-19

9 AM - 2 PM Demo Park
Test ride the latest ski and snowboard technology and get an idea for your next ride.
Whistler Mountain

April 10 - 12

Various Times World Skiing Invitational - Slopestyle, Halfpipe, Superhit Blackcomb Mountain

Friday, April 10

4:00 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: WSSF Retro Kick-Off Party with SkiiTour Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 - 11:00 PM State of the Art Opening Party Whistler Conference Centre

Saturday, April 11

3:30 - 10:00 PM Free Outdoor Concerts: Gibbons Plazapalooza - The Sociables, Neph, Swollen Members, Mat the Alien Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
6 PM Invitational Roller Derby Bout
Silence of the Slams: Black Diamond Betties vs Sea to Sky Sirens
Whistler Conference Centre
8 PM Gibbons Life World Skiing Invitational Big Air Skier's Plaza
9 PM In the Beginning
Monster Energy presents an opening party with the Bearfoot Bistro. Dance into the early hours with the Smalltown Djs, DJ Pump and DJ Illo.
Bearfoot Bistro

Sunday April 12

3:00 PM Whistler Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
The International Men’s March to End Gender Violence - join men in Whistler as they take a stand against violence against women.
Outside Mogul’s Café
2:30 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: The Railtown Prophets, Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 PM Multiplicity
Adventurous visual storytelling with slideshows, video and anecdotes on mountain culture and adventure. Featuring Kirby Brown, David McColm, Suz Graham, Darcy Turenne, Chris Winter, Julie Angus, Tim Emmett.
Whistler Conference Centre
9:30 PM Grown Up The Mountain - A Comedy Show
Does anyone ever really grow up living in a ski town? Heck no! Come see three of Canada's hottest comedians Kelly Dyer, Jon Baum and James Kennedy break it down funny styles!
MAXX FISH

Monday April 13

2:00 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: Case of the Mondays, Longwalkshortdock Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
7:30 PM Girls Gettin’ It Done: Monday Movie Night Whistler Conference Centre

Tuesday April 14

4:00 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: HUMANS Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 PM Whistler Comedy Showdown
Introducing the Whistler Comedy Showdown featuring comics from all walks of life! A stand-up comedy competition featuring a packed line up of newbies, familiar and funny Sea to Sky faces.
Buffalo Bills

Wednesday, April 15

4:00 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: Longstride Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
9:00 PM Olympus 72Hr Filmmaker Showdown
Filmmakers are tasked to shoot, edit and produce a 3-5 minute short film within 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. The essence of filmmaking with creative, surprising and hilarious results.
Whistler Conference Centre

April 16 - 17

Various Times The Shred Show presented by Monster Energy
Boarderstyle, Slopestyle
Blackcomb Mountain

Thursday, April 16

12 PM 2nd Cuts - Olympus 72Hr Filmmaker Showdown
Screening of all of the completed films of 2015 with the 2015 winner and finalists shown near the end of the screening.
Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown
Five of the world's best action sports and lifestyle photographers showcase their work, with one to be crowned best in show.
Whistler Conference Centre

Friday April 17

4:00 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: Fort Knox Five Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
9 PM Intersection
Crews are given only seven days to shoot, edit and produce a 5-7 minute ski or snowboard short film with 30 seconds of park footage, 30 seconds of WB in-bound terrain, it must be shot within 100km of Whistler and 75% of all footage must be on snow.
Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Silent Disco TBC

Saturday, April 18

TBC Whistler DogFest
Whistler is a dog-friendly town and today the pooches rule. A Dog Parade with exhibitions, agility demonstrations and competitions to follow.
TBC
7:30 - 10:00 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: Jazz Cartier, YelaWolf Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
7 PM Monster Energy Shred Show Big Air Skier's Plaza
10 PM - 4 AM The END
The ultimate season-ending party, with Dj's lighting and music until 4 AM.
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 19

12:00 - 3:00 PM Twisted Tea Slush Cup
Nothing says springtime at Whistler Blackcomb like a good ol’ fashioned slush cup. Competitors are challenged to dress to impress as they use skill, style and grace to clear a massive pit of slush.
Glacier Creek on Blackcomb Mtn.
12:30 PM Mascot Mayhem
Join Big Air Bear and his mascot buds as they take on challenges that will make you scream with laughter.
Village Square
2:30 - 5:30 PM Free Outdoor Concert Series: Animal Nation, MSTRKRFT Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8:30 PM Best of the Fest
Featuring the winning film from the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, the winning film from Intersection and the winning slideshow of photos in the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown.
Garibaldi Lift Co.

*Schedule subject to change.

Planning a WSSF trip? Book ahead to save and remember the old saying - party in April, sleep in May.

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*Après voucher value is $20 per reservation to be redeemed at the Longhorn Saloon. Valid for new reservations only. Reservation must be made at least 24 hours prior to arrival and include accommodation. Vouchers have no cash value, and are valid until April 30, 2015. Please note that bookings are transacted in Canadian Dollars. USD $ rates are based on a 1.24 exchange rate and may change with fluctuations in currency.

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Whistler Rewards

Whistler Rewards

A loyalty program for residents of British Columbia and Washington State with exclusive member benefits.

Earn a $50 credit for every 5th night booked

Spring is in the Air
Moderate rooms plus free Après
from $99 per night

Voucher valid until 30 April, 2015


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