Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for more than 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, you’ll need more than the weekend to appreciate this vibe.

WSSF has concluded for 2022. Please check back for updated event information for 2023.

2022 WSSF Weekender Schedule

Here's a look at what happened for the WSSF Weekender in 2022. Please check back for updates on the 2023 event.

WSSF is going to be one for the record books, with big air competitions, concerts and a slew of evening events and afterparties. Learn about the events and view the schedule highlights below.

Friday, April 15, 2022

TimeEventLocation
7 – 9 PMRegistration for Couloir Ski Race Extreme presented by Corona and WSSF
What better way to finish off the winter season then with the 18th edition of the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme brought to you by Corona and WSSF!
Longhorn Saloon

Saturday, April 16, 2022

TimeEventLocation
7:30 AM – 5 PMCouloir Race Extreme presented by Corona and WSSF (April 17 Weather Day)
Billed as the steepest ski race in the world, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme is the stuff of Whistler legend.
Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain
7 PM – lateAwards & Couloir After Party
Athletes and spectators alike celebrate at the end of the race day.
Longhorn Saloon

Sunday, April 17, 2022

TimeEventLocation
7:30 AM – 5 PMCouloir Race Extreme presented by Corona and WSSF (Weather Day)
Schedule as per previous day. Subject to weather and conditions.
Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain
TBASunday Patio Party
Spring patio time with Double Parked, two brits lighting up the North American après scene.
Longhorn Saloon

Monday, April 18, 2022

TimeEventLocation
12:30 – 3 PMWhistler’s Retro Day Slush Cup
Held at the heli pad at the top of Emerald Express chairlift.
Whistler Mountain
DaytimeRetro Day Slush Cup Patio PartyLonghorn Saloon
9 PM – lateBangers + Mash Retro Day Evening PartyGarfinkel's

*Everything on the schedule subject to change.

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 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!
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