Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2017 World Ski and Snowboard Festival. Stay tuned for more information on future festivals here.

It's the festival that takes the spirit of spring in Whistler and mixes it with the best of our mountain culture for 10 days of non-stop, home-grown awesome. Art, music, photography, filmmaking, ski and snowboard competitions and non-stop nightlife, PLUS some of the best spring skiing and après sessions you'll ever have.

The 2017 festival has finished but you can browse last year’s schedule to see what the festival holds, check back closer to the date for upcoming event line-up and information.

Schedule

WSSF 2017 Events


Daily Events* - April 7 - 16

8:30 AM - 4 PM Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
12 – 6 PM 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 FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series
Line-ups will be 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. Line-ups added to individual days below. Please note that start times may vary.
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 4-9

10 AM Canadian Junior Freestyle National Championships
Junior freestyle skiers compete for national titles in Halfpipe, Slopestyle and Big Air.
Various Locations

April 8-9 and 15-16

9 AM – 2 PM Demo Park
Test ride the latest ski and snowboard technology and get an idea for your next ride.
Whistler Mountain

Friday, April 7

 
4 PM
7 PM
FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
JON SHRIER
VIRGINIA TO VEGAS
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 PM 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
9 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: VIRGINIA TO VEGAS Garfinkle's

Saturday, April 8

10 AM Park 101
Experienced coaches teach the basics and fundamentals of riding park.
Whistler Blackcomb
1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
WALK OFF THE EARTH
WILLA
JENNAMAE
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
6 PM Invitational Roller Derby Bout
Local teams in a clash of the titans. Don't miss the fast-paced, full-contact action at this sellout event.
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 9

2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
BUSTY AND THE BASS
GRANDSON
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 PM Multiplicity - A Gathering of Mountain Minds
Adventurous visual storytelling with slideshows, video and anecdotes on mountain culture and adventure.
Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: BUSTY AND THE BASS Garibaldi Lift Co.

Monday, April 10

2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
NORTHERN IGNITION
THE FUNKY SNOW MONKEYS
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza

Tuesday, April 11

2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
BROTHER TWANG
RED CHAIR
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8 PM Whistler Comedy Showdown Buffalo Bill's

Wednesday, April 12

2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
CHRIS BUCK BAND
DAKOTA PEARL
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
9 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. Always sells out, get tickets early.
Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: SWOLLEN MEMBERS Moe Joe's

Thursday, April 13

7 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
SWOLLEN MEMBERS
KYPRIOS
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
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
9 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: FORT KNOX FIVE Longhorn Saloon & Grill

Friday, April 14

10:15 AM Monster Energy Presents: Monster Boarderstyle Qualifiers
A high energy, high impact spectacle of music, action and energy.
Blackcomb Terrain Park
11:30 AM – 2 PM Twisted Tea Slush Cup
Some will make it across the pond, many will go for a swim. Watch as skiers and snowboarders risk it all in silly outfits for a shot at envy-inducing prizes
Glacier Creek Lodge, Blackcomb Mountain
12 PM – 3 PM 2nd Cuts Filmmaker Screening
A screening of all of the completed films of 2017. The 2017 winner and finalists will be shown near the end of the screening.
Whistler Conference Centre
2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
KEYS N KRATES
PHAM
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
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
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 15

11 AM – 4 PM Halfpipe Fam Jam
This community event is no contest - just people riding, catching air and having some old-school fun. Boarders and skiers welcome.
Blackcomb Halfpipe
Various Times 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.
Various Locations
1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
BUSTA RHYMES
ALPHA OMEGA
THE LEISURE PRINCIPLE
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
1:30 PM Monster Energy Presents: Monster Boarderstyle Finals
A high energy, high impact spectacle of music, action and energy.
Blackcomb Terrain Park
9 PM Gibbons Style Session featuring the Fire & Ice Show
Skiers and riders jump and flip through a blazing ring of fire accompanied by fire spinners, a DJ and fireworks display.
Skier's Plaza
7 PM ARTdrenaline
Talented Sea to Sky artists express GRACE through various mediums.
Rainbow Theatre, WCC
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 16

1 PM – 2 PM Nesters Market Mascot Mayhem
Join Big Air Bear and his mascot buds as they take on challenges that will make you scream with laughter.
Village Square
2 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
OZOMATLI
LONGSTRIDE
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
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.
9 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: OZOMATLI Buffalo Bill's

*Everything on the schedule subject to change.

Tickets and Box Office Information

Tickets are available for sale on the festival website and at the Box Office during the festival.

So what's 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 and 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!

World Ski and Snow Festival Accommodation Partners

Adara Hotel
Resort Quest Whistler
Resort Quest Whistler
Crystal Lodge Logo
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Evolution Whistler
Executive Inn Whistler
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler
Nita Lake Lodge
Pan Pacific Village Centre
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
Whistler Peak Lodge
Sundial Boutique Hotel
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Tantalus Resort Lodge
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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