Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

April 10 - 15, 2018

Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for 5 days of non-stop events and action on and off the slopes. There's music, photography, filmmaking, ski and snowboard competitions and non-stop 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 2018 Schedule

WSSF 2018 is shaping up to be one for the record books, with speed and style competitions, concerts and a slew of evening events and afterparties. Schedule is subject to change, check back closer to the date for more events and info.

NEW for 2018: The return of the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme and the World Championships of the Monster Energy Boarderstyle Tour.

April 10 - 15 Daily Events and Activities*

8:30 AM - 4 PM Spring Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
TBD WSSF Music Series
Line-ups will be added to individual days below. Please note that start times may vary.
TBC
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 10

3:30 - 6:30 PM Art & Soul Opening Whistler Conference Centre
8 PM Multiplicity Whistler Conference Centre

Wednesday, April 11

12 - 6 PM Art & Soul Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown Whistler Conference Centre

Thursday, April 12

TBC Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships TBC
12 - 6 PM Art & Soul Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown Whistler Conference Centre

Friday, April 13

TBC Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships Blackcomb Mountain
TBC Big Air: Ski TBC
TBC Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain
12 - 6 PM Art & Soul Whistler Conference Centre
9:30 PM Intersection Whistler Conference Centre

Saturday, April 14

TBC Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships Blackcomb Mountain
TBC Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain
TBC Big Air: Snowboard TBC
TBC The End TBC

Sunday, April 15

TBC Twisted Tea Slush Cup TBC

*Everything on the schedule subject to change.

WSSF 2018 Tickets and Box Office Information

Tickets will be available for sale on the festival website and at the Box Office during the festival. Stay tuned for updates on ticket releases.

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!
Whistler Insider Blog WSSF Recap

WSSF Instagram Recap:
What Went Down

We sang, we soared, we fell into icy pools of slush. Check out our Instagram recap of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017.

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