Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 7 - 16, 2017

Are you ready for this? The WSSF is back! 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.

Rooms from $129 + Free Après

We're hanging out for the final word on this year's events, but if previous years are anything to go by this is the must-do event for April. Check out the 2017 skeleton schedule below and stay tuned for more news as the artists and additional events are announced.


WSSF 2017 Events

Daily Events* - April 7 - 16

8:30 AM - 4 PM Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
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
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

Time TBA 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

Time TBA Demo Park
Test ride the latest ski and snowboard technology and get an idea for your next ride.
Whistler Mountain

Friday, April 7

7 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: VIRGINIA TO VEGAS FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
TBA 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
Time TBA Kokanee Freeride Club Series: VIRGINIA TO VEGAS Garfinkle's

Saturday, April 8

1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
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

1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
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
Time TBA Kokanee Freeride Club Series: BUSTY AND THE BASS Garibaldi Lift Co.

Monday, April 10

1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza

Tuesday, April 11

1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
TBA Whistler Comedy Showdown TBA

Wednesday, April 12

1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
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
Time TBA Kokanee Freeride Club Series: SWOLLEN MEMBERS Moe Joe's

Thursday, April 13

7 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
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

Friday, April 14

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
1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
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.

Saturday, April 15

TBA 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
TBA 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.
1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series:
FIDO Mainstage, Skier's Plaza
TBA Gibbons Style Session TBA
TBA 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
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

TBA Nesters Market Mascot Mayhem
Join Big Air Bear and his mascot buds as they take on challenges that will make you scream with laughter.
1 PM FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series: OZOMATLI 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.
Time TBA Kokanee Freeride Club Series: OZOMATLI Buffalo Bill's

*Early days yet - 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!

Spring Lodging - Rooms from $129 + Free après

Book your stay for 2+ nights with an arrival date between March 1 - April 30, 2017 and receive a free $20 après voucher on arrival. Redeem your voucher at a selection of Whistler’s finest bars.

Offer Details:

  • Free après voucher is valid for new accommodation bookings only made between now and April 28, 2017
  • Vouchers are redeemable at Buffalo Bills, Longhorn Saloon and Grill and Tapley’s
  • Vouchers have no cash value and are not transferrable with any other activities or products
  • Limited time only while quantities last
  • Accommodation must be booked at lease 24 hours in advance of arrival
  • Vouchers will be delivered to your accommodation prior to arrival

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Spring Lodging plus Free Apres

Spring Lodging + Free Après
from $129 CAD per night

Stay 2+ nights or longer between March 1 and April 30, 2017 and receive a free $20 Après Voucher.

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