Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 7 - 16, 2017

The WSSF is Whistler’s unique mountain culture festival with ten days of awesome events - free outdoor concerts, photography, film, skiing competitions and non-stop nightlife PLUS sweet spring skiing and sunny après sessions.

The 2016 festival has finished, please check back closer to the date for upcoming event line-up and information.

Schedule

Full 2016 Festival Schedule


Daily Events* - April 8 -17

8:30 AM - 4 PM Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
9 AM - 1 AM FIDO Doghouse
The FIDO Doghouse will be serving up the ultimate après ski experience featuring parties, prizing and giveaways.
The Longhorn Saloon
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
Times Vary FIDO 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. 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

Tuesday, April 12

2:30 - 3:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Jenna Mae and the Groove FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Blame the Weekend FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
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
Doors at 8 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: SkiiTour Moe Joe's

Wednesday, April 13

2:30 - 3:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: I M U R FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Bear Mountain FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
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
Doors at 8 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: Bear Mountain Garibaldi Lift Co.

Thursday, April 14

12 - 3:00 PM Olympus 72 Hour Filmaker Showdown 2nd Cuts Screening
The 2nd Cuts Filmmaker Screening will be a screening of all of the completed films of 2016. The 2016 winner and finalists will be shown near the end of the screening.
Whistler Conference Centre
2:30 - 3:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: WILLA FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Modern Space 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
Doors at 8 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: Modern Space The Longhorn

April 15-16

Times Vary Monster Energy Presents: Monster Boarderstyle
A high energy, high impact spectacle of music, action and energy.
Blackcomb Terrain Park

Friday, April 15

6 - 7 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: DJ Trouble FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:45 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Live in the House FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
7:00 - 9:00 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: SkiiTour FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
9 PM Intersection presented by Bromley Baseboards
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 Monster Energy Presents: Red Fang Merlin's
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 - 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
12 - 2:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: The Hairfarmers FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
2:30 - 4:00 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: MarchFourth! FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Mat the Alien FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
5:00 - 6:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Five Alarm Funk FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
6:30 - 8:00 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Mat the Alien FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
8:00 - 9:15 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Chromeo DJ Set FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
9:00 PM Gibbons Style Session
One skier and one snowboarder will work together to throw down the coolest tricks. Two cannon features on raised launch pads provide the creative foundation for the duos to air, spin, huck or slide for the biggest style points.
Skier's Plaza
10:00 PM - 4:00 AM The END
The ultimate season-ending party, with electrifying DJ’s lighting and music until 4 AM. This year's incredible line-up presented by Electrostub features- Pendulum DJ Set & Verse, Neon Steve, Mat the Alien and Case of the Mondays!
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 17

12:30 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
2:30 - 3:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Andrew Hyatt FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
4:00 - 5:30 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: Tim Hicks 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.
Doors at 8 PM Kokanee Freeride Club Series: Tim Hicks Buffalo Bill’s

*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.

 



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