Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Event has concluded for 2019. Please check back for updates on next year's event.

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 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.

2019 WSSF Schedule

Here's a look at what happened for WSSF in 2019. Please check back for updates on next year's event.

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

NEW for 2019: A bigger prize purse and new names for both Big Air events. A substantial increase to the prize purse for the ski and snowboard events is expected to bring in the heavy hitters within the snow sports arena.

Click to View 2019 Schedule Highlights

April 10 – 14, 2019 Daily Events and Activities*

TimeEventLocation
8:30 AM – 4 PMSpring Skiing and RidingWhistler Blackcomb
AfternoonWSSF Outdoor Concert Series
WSSF’s Outdoor Concert Series brings acclaimed musicians and DJs to the stage for all-ages celebration and good times.
Skier's Plaza
12 PM – 6 PMSwatch ART+Soul
Celebrating the creative spirit that shines bright in the Sea to Sky, giving local artists the opportunity to share their work with the community and festival-goers from around the world.
The Whistler Conference Centre
EveningMusic, Parties and Nightlife
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Various Venues

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

TimeEventLocation
8 – 10:30 PMMichael Franti Stay Human Film Screening
At this uplifting and intimate evening, you will be up-close with director Michael Franti who will introduce and screen his new film, Stay Human. Q & A session to follow along with an acoustic set featuring Michael Franti & friends.
Whistler Conference Centre

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

TimeEventLocation
Doors open 6:45 PM, Starts 8 PMMultiplicity presented by Mountain Life
Imagine sitting around a campfire telling stories, then take that experience and multiply it. Multiplicity presented by Mountain Life captures human beings’ rich tradition of storytelling, then elevates it, adding in visual elements of photography, slideshows and video.
Whistler Conference Centre
3 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Snotty Nose Rez KidsSkier's Plaza
4 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Michael Franti & SpearheadSkier's Plaza

Thursday, April 11, 2019

TimeEventLocation
9 AMMum's (and friends) Mountain Classic
Feel the wind through your hair as you race down the slopes without a kid-based care in the world.
GMC Race Centre
3 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Old Soul RebelSkier's Plaza
4 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Little DestroyerSkier's Plaza
Doors open 6:45 PM, Starts 8 PMPro Photographer Showdown
Six photographers compete to wow the judges and the audience with shots that capture sports, culture, and the human spirit.
Whistler Conference Centre

Friday, April 12, 2019

TimeEventLocation
11 AMSaudan Couloir Ski 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
12 PMTwisted Tea Slush Cup
Here’s your chance to ski or ride down the mountain and then huck yourself over a freezing cold slush pond! If this sounds good, put on your favourite onesie and brush up on your grabs for a chance to win Best Costume or Trick. Spectators must have a lift ticket.
Whistler Mountain
12:05 – 1:30 PMMonster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships
Whistler Blackcomb is the fourth stop in BC for this incomparable snowboard contest. Free to enter, the event offers a men's and women's open category with $20,000 in prize money to be won.
Blackcomb Nintendo Snowcross Course, Blackcomb Mountain
3 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Skratch BastidSkier's Plaza
4 PMHalaw Snowboard Invitational Big Air
One of the world's best big air competitions, this event draws top athletes and enthusiastic spectators for the last comp of the year. Watch as athletes take insane air off a huge jump at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Skier's Plaza
Doors open 6:45 PM, Starts 8 PMSwatch 72hr Filmmaker Showdown
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 Best of Show.
Whistler Conference Centre

Saturday, April 13, 2019

TimeEventLocation
1:30 PMMonster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships
Whistler Blackcomb is the fourth stop in BC for this incomparable snowboard contest. Free to enter, the event offers a men's and women's open category with $20,000 in prize money to be won.
Blackcomb Nintendo Snowcross Course, Blackcomb Mountain
3 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: Mat the AlienSkier's Plaza
4 PMSp’akwus Ski Invitational Big Air
One of the world's best big air competitions, this event draws top athletes and enthusiastic spectators for the last comp of the year. Watch as athletes take insane air off a huge jump at the base of Whistler Mountain.
Skier's Plaza
Doors open 6:45 PM, Starts 8 PMCLIF Intersection in association with Protect our Winters Canada
Six teams put together a 5-7 minute ski / snowboard film in just seven days to impress the audience, with one team taking home $10,000.
Whistler Conference Centre

Sunday, April 14, 2019

TimeEventLocation
3 PMWSSF Outdoor Concert Series: MarchFourthSkier'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.

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

Aava Hotel Whistler
Resort Quest Whistler
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Delta Whistler Village Suites
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Listel Hotel Whistler
Nita Lake Lodge
Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside

 

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Pinnacle Hotel Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel

 

 

Whistler Peak Lodge
The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

 

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

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