Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival is on pause. The event producer is working with partners to find new creative ways to celebrate mountain culture. Visit the event website for information.

Known to locals as WSSF, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival combines spring energy with Whistler's unique mountain culture for 11 days of non-stop events and action on and off the slopes. There's 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.

2020 WSSF Schedule

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.

Click to View 2020 Schedule Highlights

April 16 – 26, 2020 Daily Events and Activities*

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM – 4 PMSpring Skiing and RidingWhistler Blackcomb
AfternoonAprès Entertainment
WSSF’s après programming is TBA
Skier's Plaza
EveningMainstage Shows
Musical acts ranging from high energy DJs to iconic bands perform daily to wow spectators of all ages.
Skier's Plaza
Late NightMusic, Parties and Nightlife
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Various Venues

Thursday, April 16, 2020

TimeEventLocation
7:30 AM – 5 PMSaudan Couloir (Weather Window)
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

Friday, April 17, 2020

TimeEventLocation
7:30 AM – 5 PMSaudan Couloir Race Extreme
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
6:30 – 8 PMBig Air Qualifiers
A must-see at WSSF. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world send if off a massive jump at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Skier's Plaza
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

Saturday, April 18, 2020

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM – 4 PMSki & Snowboard Demo Days
Try next season’s gear. Look for the top snowsport brands set up just outside the Roundhouse Lodge.
Whistler Mountain
6 – 7:30 PMBig Air Finals
A must-see at WSSF. Some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world send if off a massive jump at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Skier's Plaza
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

Sunday, April 19, 2020

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM – 4 PMSki & Snowboard Demo Days
Try next season’s gear. Look for the top snowsport brands set up just outside the Roundhouse Lodge.
Whistler Mountain
10:30 AM – 3 PMFam Jam
This annual event in the halfpipe on Whistler Blackcomb brings out friends and family to ride and hike the pipe like it's the early 2000s all over again!
Halfpipe, Blackcomb Mountain
3 – 6 PMFam Jam AprèsBlack's Pub

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

TimeEventLocation
6:30 – 8 PMPro Photographer Showcase
An awe-inspiring celebration of the craft of action sports photography, bringing together some of the best photographers to share some of their all-time favourite images capturing sport, culture and the human spirit.
Skier's Plaza
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

Thursday, April 23, 2020

TimeEventLocation
10 AM – 4 PMBanked Slalom Qualifiers (Day 1)
Skiers and snowboarders race down Whistler Mountain through a winding course filled with whoops, rollers, kickers, banked turns and crushed snow towards the finish corral in Skier's Plaza.
Whistler Mountain
6:30 – 8 PMIntersection
An event that pushes crews of artistic snow sports visionaries to their limits as they aim to create a masterpiece that truly captures the beauty of ski and snowboard culture.
Skier's Plaza
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

Friday, April 24, 2020

TimeEventLocation
10 AM – 4 PMBanked Slalom Qualifiers (Day 2)
Skiers and snowboarders race down Whistler Mountain through a winding course filled with whoops, rollers, kickers, banked turns and crushed snow towards the finish corral in Skier's Plaza.
Whistler Mountain
6:30 – 8 PMSwatch 72hr Fimmaker Showdown
Teams shoot, edit and produce a short film in just 72 hours with each short film shot within a 100 km radius of Whistler. Judges are looking for originality, skill and stamina when choosing just one winner for Best of Show.
Skier's Plaza
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

Saturday, April 25, 2020

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM – 4 PMSki & Snowboard Demo Days
Try next season’s gear. Look for the top snowsport brands set up just outside the Roundhouse Lodge.
Whistler Mountain
10 AM – 4 PMBanked Slalom Qualifiers (Day 3)
Skiers and snowboarders race down Whistler Mountain through a winding course filled with whoops, rollers, kickers, banked turns and crushed snow towards the finish corral in Skier's Plaza.
Whistler Mountain
6:30 – 8 PMBanked Slalom Finals
Skiers and snowboarders race down Whistler Mountain through a winding course filled with whoops, rollers, kickers, banked turns and crushed snow towards the finish corral in Skier's Plaza.
Whistler Mountain
8 PMWSSF Mainstage ShowSkier's Plaza

*Everything on the schedule subject to change.

WSSF Tickets and Box Office Information

Tickets are now available on the festival website and at the Box Office during the festival.

Stay 2+ Nights from per night + Free Après*

Book your stay for 2+ nights with an arrival date between March 1 – April 30, 2020, enter the promo code SPRING2020 at checkout and receive a free $25 après voucher to be redeemed at a selection of Whistler’s best bars and restaurants. Hurry – this offer is valid for a limited time and only at Whistler.com.

*Price is per night based on 2 adults sharing a hotel room or studio midweek during the spring season, March 1 - April 30, 2020. Your $25 CAD Après Voucher will be delivered to your accommodation prior to your arrival. Offer is limited and only available while quantities last. Please note that bookings are transacted in Canadian Dollars. Taxes and fees are extra, restrictions may apply.

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!

World Ski and Snow Festival Accommodation Partners

Resort Quest Whistler
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler
Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Whiski Jack Resort
Whistler Peak Lodge
Whistler Village Inn & Suites

Click on any logo above to check availability at our partner hotels.

Whistler Insider Blog WSSF Guide

Insider's Guide:
World Ski & Snowboard Festival

WSSF is the ultimate season ender sender. Learn what's new and how to live it up at this local favourite spring festival.

Skiers enjoying a sunny mountaintop patio on a spring day in Whistler

Discover Spring:
Sunshine, Skiing and Good Times

Say hello to longer days, goggle tans and extended après sessions – get the goods on Whistler’s season of adventure and après here.

Free Adventure Voucher

Free $50 Adventure
Voucher

Book 3+ nights by May 31, 2020 and receive a free $50 Whistler.com Adventure Voucher.


Past World Ski & Snowboard Festivals

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