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 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 2024 has now concluded. Please check back for updates on the 2025 event.

2024 WSSF Schedule Highlights

WSSF brings spring energy to Whistler with ski and snowboard competitions, concerts and a slew of evening events and afterparties. Learn about the events and view the schedule highlights below.

Visit wssf.com for the event schedule, registration and to get your individual event or Multimedia Bundle tickets, available now!

Here's a look at what happened for WSSF in 2024. Please check back for updates on the 2025 event, coming soon.

April 8 – 14, 2024 Daily Events and Activities*

Time Event Location
8:30 AM – 4 PM Spring Skiing and Riding Whistler Blackcomb
Late Night Music, Parties and Nightlife
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Various Venues
11 AM – 5 PM
(Fri - Tues)
11 AM – 9 PM
Off the Lip: The Rise & Fall of Snowboarding Whistler Museum

Monday, April 8

Time Event Location
7 PM – 2 AMWhistler Junglists
Phibes, Refracta and Vancouver's Brukout(ca) come together for a big night of drum & bass with opening sets by Cyborq B2B Gentlemen Dread and Female Duo Milmo B2B 50.cal.
7 PM – 2 AMAprès Après Locals Night
Featuring Rich Glow
Après Après

Tuesday, April 9

Time Event Location
2 – 7 PM Swedish Afterski Tuesday
After conquering the slopes, it's time to embrace the lively atmosphere of Swedish Afterski with cheesy singalongs that echo through the village, throwback tunes that bring back memories, and the irresistible urge to dance in your boots like nobody's watching.
Longhorn Saloon
8 – 10 PM 72-Hour Filmmaker Showdown Presented & Produced by Whistler Film Festival
Teams have 72 hours to shoot, edit and produce a 3 - 5 minute short film taken within a 100 kilometres of Whistler Village. Judges are looking for originality, skill and stamina when choosing just one winner for the $5,000 grand prize.
Westin Resort & Spa
10 PMAperol Spritz After Party
Featuring LAV
Firerock Lounge

Wednesday, April 10

Time Event Location
4:30 PM Après Yoga
Après yoga for skiers and snowboarders.
ALGN Whistler
8 – 10 PM Sea to Sky Photo Challenge
An awe-inspiring celebration of the craft of action sports photography, bringing together some of the best photographers from the Sea to Sky.
Westin Resort & Spa

Thursday, April 11

Time Event Location
8 – 10 PM Intersection
Snow sports visionaries test their limits as they aim to create a masterpiece that truly captures the beauty of ski and snowboard culture. 5 crews have 12 days to shoot, edit and submit a 4- to 6-minute winter action sports edit all filmed in BC.
Westin Resort & Spa
10 PMIntersection After Party Presented by Monster
Featuring Fafa Khan and Jayemkayem

Friday, April 12

Time Event Location
9 AM – 7 PM Saudan Couloir Race Extreme Presented by Helly Hansen
Billed as the steepest ski and snowboard race in the world, the event takes skiers down a double-black run on Blackcomb Mountain that's one of the “9 Most Terrifying Ski Slopes in the World.” The race and run are named after Swiss extreme skier Sylvain Saudan, nicknamed “Skier of the Impossible.” A festival highlight since 1987, it brings out legends of ski racing, big mountain pros, and a healthy dose of amateur skiers who aren’t afraid to charge down the 2,500 thigh-burning vertical feet.
Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain
10 AM – 4 PMWSSF Village ExpoMountain Square
6 – 7:30 PMFree Live Music Featuring NostalgixSkullcandy Stage, Skiers Plaza, Base of Whistler
7 PM – 2 AMAwards & Apres 360 Volume 9
Featuring Bfed, Shep, Nostalgix, Missy Milk, Olly Watt and LDA. Athletes and spectators alike celebrate at the end of the race day.
Après Après

Saturday, April 13

Time Event Location
10 AM – 4 PMWSSF Village ExpoMountain Square
1:30 PM The Cut Rail Jam
40 riders invited with a $20k prize purse up for grabs.
Top of Emerald Express Chairlift, Whistler Mountain
5 – 6:30 PMFree Live Music Featuring Chali 2Na & Cut Chemist Skullcandy Stage, Skiers Plaza, Base of Whistler
6 – 10 PM I Survived Myself Book Signing & Presentation, Ski Bum Film Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre
10 PMThe Cut Afterparty Presented by Kingsnow & Skullcandy
Featuring Joanna Magik and Grandtheft
Longhorn Saloon
9 PM Live Music Featuring Cold Smoke Firerock Lounge

Sunday, April 14

Time Event Location
11 AM – 4 PMWSSF Village ExpoMountain Square
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Slush Cup Presented by Corona
Have you got what it takes to charge through spring snow and send it across a slushy ice pond, preferably with style? More importantly, do you have the right animal suit/vintage onesie/superhero outfit/budgie smuggler in which to get the job done? Prizes for Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Wipe-Out, and more, are up for grabs at this annual fan-favourite event.
Glacier Creek Lodge, Blackcomb Mountain
5 – 6:30 PMFree Live Music Featuring Night Tales Skullcandy Stage, Skiers Plaza, Base of Whistler

*Event dates and times are 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 the snow melt!
Skier dressed in a tiger onesie at the Slush Cup at Whistler's World Ski and Snowboard Festival

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