Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 8 - 17, 2016

The WSSF is Whistler's unique mountain culture with ten days of awesome events each April - 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.

See the 2016 festival line-up below for a taste of what's on this year at WSSF. Event information will be updated as it becomes available, check back soon!


Full 2016 Festival Schedule

Daily Events* - April 8 -17

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 Kokanee 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 9-10 and 16-17

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 8-9

Time TBA North American Freeride Championships
This International Freeski and Snowboard Association event challenges skiing competitors 12-18 years old to shred big mountain terrain.
Whistler Mountain

Friday, April 8

Time TBA State of the Art Opening Party
Whistler's favourite art show begins with a party, stroll around the Grand Foyer of the Conference Centre, rub shoulders with the who's who of the creative world, browse the art and maybe even take home a one-of-a-kind piece.
Whistler Conference Centre

Saturday, April 9

6 PM Invitational Roller Derby Bout
Rematch bout featuring Whistler's Black Diamond Betties and the Sea to Sky Sirens, the competition will be fierce.
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 10

8 PM Multiplicity - A Gathering of Mountain Minds
Adventurous visual storytelling with slideshows, video and anecdotes on mountain culture and adventure. Presenters TBA.
Whistler Conference Centre

Tuesday April 12

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 13

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

Thursday April 14

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

April 15-16

Time TBA Monster Energy Presents: THE SHRED SHOW
A high energy, high impact spectacle of music, action and energy.
Whistler Mountain

Friday, April 15

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
10 PM - 2 AM Kokanee Silent Disco
Three DJ's playing on three different channels all through your headphones, switch it up and mix it up- it's a party like no other.
Garibaldi Lift Co.

Saturday, April 16

12 PM -
3:30 PM
Whistler Dog Fest
Whistler is a dog-friendly town and today the pooches rule. A Dog Parade with exhibitions, agility demonstrations and competitions to follow.
Whistler Town Plaza
10 PM - 4 AM The END
The ultimate season-ending party, with electrifying DJ's lighting and music until 4 AM.
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday April 17

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
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.

Tickets and Box Office Information

Tickets available for sale on the festival website and at the Box Office During the Festival.

World Ski and Snowboard Festival Accommodation Partners

Blackcomb Lodge Logo
Crystal Lodge Logo
Coast Blackcomb Suites
Delta Whistler Village Suites Logo
Evolution Whistler Logo
Executive Logo
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Four Seasons Resort Logo
Hilton Hotel Whistler Logo
Holiday Inn Logo
Listel Hotel Logo
Mountainside Lodge
Nita Lake Lodge Logo
Pan Pacific Village Centre Logo
Pinnacle Hotel Logo
Summit Lodge Whistler
Whistler Westin Hotel Logo
Cascade Lodge Whistler

Platinum Logo

Whistler Village Inn and Suites

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