2013 World Ski and Snowboard Festival Feature Events
The 2013 World Ski and Snowboard festival was a huge success. Here is a selection of the festival fun from 2013 to get you stoked for next year:
2013 artists included Nas, The Arkells, G-Love and Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members, Beats Antique, Keller Williams, Kim Churchill and more.
What would a festival be without huge tunes? Kicking off the 2013 festival was the BEGINNING, an opening party to set the scene. The fun continued all week with the free Outdoor Concert Series and the Bud Light Sponsored Freeride Club Series, the Bud Light Après Series and Bud Light Silent Disco finishing with the ultimate wrap-up party - the END.
World Skiing Invitational / AFP World Championship
Slopestyle - Slopestyle is a hugely integrated and technically
challenging discipline, featuring jumps, rails, and features to challenge
and intimidate even the best skiers in the world.
Big Air - The Big Air jump, located at the base of Whistler
Mountain, is the ultimate in ski-voyeurism. Not for the faint of heart,
this jump will shock, amaze and intimidate, and that’s just the spectators!
Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Skier’s Plaza, and
watch the mind-boggling aerial talents of the who’s who of the ski
world throw down in one of the most impressive displays of raw talent and
gutsy trick-wrangling in an attempt to walk away with the coveted title
of Big Air Champion and endless bragging rights.
Outdoor Concert Series (FREE!)
Whistler offered up a 10-day program of free music concerts spanning a vast variety of genres. Featuring an
awe-inspiring schedule of award-winning artists to keep the party
pumping for the entire 10 days of the Festival.
State of the Art
Open throughout the week, State of the Art is a showcase of creativity inspired by mountain culture. Sub-cultures and anti-movements are celebrated and portrayed in gritty
and thought-provoking mediums. Local and international artists come from
far and wide to create a community of urban, street and snow ingenuity
pushing the boundaries of the State of the Art.
The Mountain Multiplicity Show
Presented by Mountain Life Magazine and The Spearhead Huts Committee. They say variety is the spice of life, and there are plenty of facets to mountains life to explore and celebrate. In this one-of-a-kind evening the greatest storytellers in the mountains gather to share their thoughts in photos, words and multimedia presentations.
Vengeance in the Valley: Invitational Roller Derby Bout
It's on! Whistler's first ever roller derby bout will showcase the skills of Whistler's Black Diamond Betties and the Squamish Sea to Sky Sirens. These ladies are mountain-trained, fit as fiddles and tough as nails. Don't miss your chance to see a modern-day, high-adrenaline, fast-paced, high-action, full contact sport.
OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown
Relying purely on originality, craft, speed and endurance, the OLYMPUS
72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown distills the art of film-making into its purest
form – taking creative vision from concept to reality in record time
in order for it to be enjoyed on the big screen by an 1800-strong audience. 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. New for 2013, the 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown will be held over two nights with the winner of the Showdown announced the first night and the People's Choice Award on the second night.
Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown
As the preeminent action sports photography contest in the world, the
OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown is an unparalleled celebration of still
images and of the commitment shown to build a body of work that captures
time and captivates the human spirit. $17,000 in cash prizes have been
allocated, cementing the World Ski and Snowboard Festival's OLYMPUS
Pro Photographer Showdown as the World's preeminent action sports photography
Whistler is a dog-friendly town and since 1998 Whistler dogs and their owners have turned out in droves to celebrate canines of all sizes. The Dog Parade features hundreds of hounds with stylish outfits and larger than life personalities, while dogs and owners alike will enjoy the exhibitions, agility demonstrations and competitions. Proceeds support Whistler Animals Galore (WAG), a Whistler-based animal shelter.
A WSSF tradition, the annual Fashion Show explores the concept of 'Swagger' in 2013. This year, the show is free and on the Main Stage, showing the leading brands that channel the uniqueness and attitude that goes with streets, surf and snow. Featuring giveaways galore from all the top brands to help you strut your stuff this spring.
Intersection sees action sport filmmaking pushed to its limits. Filmmakers
have only seven days to shoot, edit and produce a 5-7 minute extreme sports
short film. The final results of their efforts will be played at this event.
The Shred Show: A Snowboarding Event
This year's Shred Show will feature Slopestyle, Big Hip, Boarderstyle and Mogul Duel. The Slopestyle and Big Hip are TTR World Snowboard Tour 5-star events. Athletes and spectators alike will revel in the free flowing energy and progressive environment of this event.
Visit wssf.com for a
complete schedule of events.