Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival
April 10 – 16, 2023
Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for a week of non-stop events and action on and off the slopes. This April event brings ski and snowboard competitions, music, art, photography, filmmaking and exciting nightlife, plus some of the best skiing and après sessions of the season. Take our word for it, youll need more than the weekend to appreciate this vibe.
2023 WSSF Schedule Highlights
WSSF brings spring energy to Whistler with ski and snowboard competitions, concerts and a slew of evening events and afterparties. Learn about the events and view the schedule highlights below.
Visit wssf.com for all events, tickets and registration.
April 10 – 16 Daily Events and Activities*
|8:30 AM – 4 PM||Spring Skiing and Riding||Whistler Blackcomb|
|Late Night||Music, Parties and Nightlife|
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Monday, April 10
|5 – 6 PM||Après Yoga|
Après yoga for skiers and snowboarders, presented by Yogacara. All proceeds donated to Whistler Adaptive Sports Program.
|Westin Resort & Spa|
Tuesday, April 11
|8 PM||72-Hour Filmmaker Showdown Presented & Produced by Whistler Film Festival|
Teams have 72 hours to shoot, edit and produce a 3 - 5 minute short film taken within a 100 kilometres of Whistler Village. Judges are looking for originality, skill and stamina when choosing just one winner for the $5,000 grand prize.
|Westin Resort & Spa|
|10 PM||72-Hour After Party |
Featuring DJ Nat Morel
Wednesday, April 12
|8 – 10 PM||Sea to Sky Photo Challenge|
An awe-inspiring celebration of the craft of action sports photography, bringing together some of the best photographers from the Sea to Sky.
|Westin Resort & Spa|
|10 PM||Photo Challenge After Party |
Featuring Vinyl Ritchie and Foxy Moron
Thursday, April 13
|8 – 10 PM||Intersection|
Snow sports visionaries test their limits as they aim to create a masterpiece that truly captures the beauty of ski and snowboard culture. 5 crews have 12 days to shoot, edit and submit a 4- to 6-minute winter action sports edit all filmed in BC.
|Westin Resort & Spa|
|10 PM||Intersection After Party Presented by Monster, Featuring Grandtheft|
With two Much Music Video Awards and major radio play, Grandtheft is known as one of the best live DJ/producers in the world.
Friday, April 14
|2 – 7:30 PM||White Claw Vodka Patio Party Featuring SNBRN |
With over 80 million streams on Spotify and a string of blockbuster hits, SNBRN has cemented his position as a leading artist in the electronic dance music scene.
|8 PM||Junk + DJ Praiz|
Freestyle specialist and former battle rapper JUNK has headlined solo tours and opened for legends like Tech N9ne, MGK, Yelawolf, Wu-Tang, and Redman.
Saturday, April 15
|11 AM – 3 PM||Saudan Couloir Race Extreme Presented by Helly Hansen|
Billed as the steepest ski and snowboard race in the world, the event takes skiers down a double-black run on Blackcomb Mountain that's one of the “9 Most Terrifying Ski Slopes in the World.” The race and run are named after Swiss extreme skier Sylvain Saudan, nicknamed “Skier of the Impossible.” A festival highlight since 1987, it brings out legends of ski racing, big mountain pros, and a healthy dose of amateur skiers who aren’t afraid to charge down the 2,500 thigh-burning vertical feet.
|Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain|
|7 PM – late||Awards & Couloir After Party|
Athletes and spectators alike celebrate at the end of the race day.
Sunday, April 16
|12 – 3:30 PM||Slush Cup Presented by Corona Tropical|
Have you got what it takes to charge through spring snow and send it across a slushy ice pond, preferably with style? More importantly, do you have the right animal suit/vintage onesie/superhero outfit/budgie smuggler in which to get the job done? Prizes for Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Wipe-Out, and more, are up for grabs at this annual fan-favourite event.
|3 – 7 PM||Corona Tropical Tiki Beach Party Featuring L D R U |
Australian DJ L D R U gained national acclaim with his five-time platinum hit Keeping Score and supported The Chainsmokers during their 2017 Australian tour.
*Event dates and times are subject to change.
WSSF Ticket Information
Tickets are now available on the festival website.
Free $75 Après Voucher for Every Third Night Booked
Visit Whistler in the spring and enjoy long ski days with soft snow. Extend your stay during WSSF and for every third night booked receive a free $75 CAD Whistler Après Voucher.
Enter promo code SPRING2023 at check-out when booking online or call 1.800.944.7853 and mention the offer to one of our Travel Consultants.
- Valid for arrivals from March 1 – April 30, 2023
- Minimum 3 night stay applies
- Enter promo code: SPRING2023
- Après Vouchers will be sent via email prior to your arrival in $25 increments, up to a maximum of $225 CAD.
- Unused Après Vouchers expire on April 30, 2023
- Voucher valid at participating restaurants.
Vouchers will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase in the form of e-coupons. Vouchers are only available while quantities last.
Festival Accommodation Partners
So whats the deal with spring in Whistler? Think goggle tans, soft spring turns for skiers and snowboarders and a village bursting with things to do off the slopes, from sunny après sessions to more outdoor adventures with space to relax.
- Spring in Whistler – It's the do-anything season - get a taste for it.
- Après – We can't stress the importance of catching up with friends and your Vitamin D intake at the same time.
- Arts & Culture – In addition to what's on at WSSF, there's a bunch of venues and arts events to up your culture game
- Nightlife – the fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down – Whistler's nightclubs are the place to see and be seen
- Chill – Spa, yoga, float for a hangover cure or work on that New Year's resolution to find balance
- Dine – keep your energy levels up by working your way through Whistler's many, many menus
- Shopping – Winter is drawing to a close, which means spring deals on gear!
- Snow Fun – Depending on the snowline, there’ll still be plenty of winter activities to try
- More Fun – We might also have some of our warm weather activities in play – just depends on where the snow line is!