Updated January 2018. Good news everyone! The World Ski & Snowboard Festival is returning to Whistler April 10 – 15, 2018. Note that while the awesome spring energy is the same the event line-up always changes from year to year and in 2018 we’ll see the return of the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme among other fine activities. Check out the latest WSSF 2018 info and schedule here.
Guest Author: Emily Smith
Every year since 1996 Whistler has held World Ski & Snowboard festivities, which have morphed into what we know it now to be – a multi-day extravaganza of live music, skiing and riding, events, art and parties. This non-stop celebration of mountain culture is highly anticipated year after year by locals and visitor alike, and in the social sphere we love to see how people experience the festival! A big thanks to all of you who came and partied (and who are now probably sleeping…) for all of your epic energy and enthusiasm, and of course for sharing in the stoke of Whistler’s unparalleled mountain experience. Whether you were here and these photos and videos serve you as a joyous reflection of good times, or you’re living vicariously through them (there’s always next year!) …enjoy this World Ski & Snowboard Festival Social Recap!
Peeps Showed up for Sun AND Snow…
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Well that was a rad experience. Shooting @wssf was not what I expected, first time snowboarding in 10 years, front row seats at some great concerts and shooting action sports. Here’s a dope shot of @simondartois absolutely sending it. #watchouttoph
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Creativity and Inspiration
Got seriously inspired at the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown last night. It was one of the strongest showings ever. Makes me want to jump in the van and hit the road on a quest for great photo opportunities… 📷: @andrew_miller ____________________ #getolympus #wssf2017 #littlethingswhistler #loweprobags #whistlerblackcomb #whistler #photography
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A huge, heartfelt thank you to all the presenters of last night’s sold out MULTIPLICITY at @wssf #wssf2017 for putting on an uplifting, inspiring and wildly entertaining show. All proceeds from the event went to the @spearheadhuts project, and we can’t wait to do it again next year. If you missed the show, you can still read our interviews with the presenters on our site now. Left to right: Tamo Campos (@beyondboarding), Aaron Huey (@argonautphoto), Leslie Timms (@leslietimmerz), Jon Turk, Brett Tippie (@bretttippie), Ken Achenbach (@campofchampions), Sherry McConkey (@sherrymcconkey), and Colin Angus (@amgusadventures).
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ICYMI the top dog in short filmmaking is #BluePanda for “2 Guys 1 Shirt” winning $12,000 from @getolympus at #wssf2017 People’s choice was overwhelmingly “Dawn of the Dead” #Repost @wssf ・・・ The winners of the @getolympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown are the Blue Pandas with ‘Two Guys One Shirt’! A hilarious look at conjoined twins, and what they discover after meeting a flakey ‘guru’ in the woods to separate them. #72hourshowdown #5minshort #shortfilm #film #bcfilm #whistler #showmethemoney #olympus #camera
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Saw some great flicks at the Olympus 72hr Filmaker Showdown last night! Heading back out for the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown tonigh. Tickets are still available for this event! ____________________ #wssf2017 #72hourshowdown #getolympus #littlethingswhistler #whistlerblackcomb #hellobc
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Slush (& Shrinkage?!)
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Flips and Fireworks
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…And Some Good Old Hang Time
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Bonus: Video Recap!
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Spring is unofficially Whistler’s season of adventure, where the snowline makes both winter and summer activities possible in a single day. For more information on spring deals, check out Whistler.com.