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Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 10 - 19, 2015

Spring skiing, arts, free concerts and a chance to see some of the best skiers and riders in the world compete? Bring it on! You can chill out and catch the entire festival with moderate rooms from $99 a night.

What can you expect from this festival of spring skiing? Music, arts, snow sports and parties, all week long. Here's the 2015 schedule, hot off the press. Stay tuned for more announcements including the artists for the free outdoor concerts.

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!)
Stay tuned for announcements on the 2015 line-up.
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

Time TBC State of the Art Opening Party Whistler Conference Centre

Saturday, April 11

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 Dj Pump, DJ Illo and a special guest DJ.
Bearfoot Bistro

Sunday April 12

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

Wednesday, April 15

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

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 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

TBC Mascot Mayhem
Join Big Air Bear and his mascot buds as they take on challenges that will make you scream with laughter.
TBC
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.

In April the energy in Whistler is unbeatable when the World Ski & Snowboard Festival takes off. It's a mix of our unique mountain culture; from top athletes pushing the limits of their sport to free outdoor concerts, innovative fashion, photography, film, and non-stop nightlife.

Bring your skis and snowboards to shred the spring snow then grab après on a sunny patio. Soak up the atmosphere in the Village before heading out to an evening event or a club. Be prepared to repeat all week long - party in April, sleep in May!

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