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 more than a week 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.
WSSF has concluded for 2021. Please check back for updated event information in 2022. In the meantime, take a look at what happened for the virtual edition of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival in 2021.
WSSF Rough Cuts Photo & Video Competition combines photography, video and sport into one team event. New for 2021, there will be two categories and two rad prizes: local and global. Snowsport crews from around the world are encouraged to create a 2 - 5 minute film featuring any footage of skiing, snowboarding and/or snowsports, shot in the last ten years.
Films shot within the Sea to Sky area can compete to win $5,000 cash, and global participants can compete to win $1,000 plus the Key to WSSF 2022, which includes accommodation, dining gift certificates, Scandinave Spa bath access, tours with Canadian Wilderness Adventures, and more! All films will be reviewed by a panel of local filmmakers and athletes with the top eight local and top four global films advancing to the online film festival where fan votes will determine who moves to the final round.
Artists from around the world have the opportunity to choose their canvas in the Whip Sheet Top Sheet Competition. Whip Sheet Competition, in partnership with Foon Skis, invites artists to submit their original top sheet designs to be voted upon by the world. The winning artists will receive a custom board or pair of skis adorned with their art, plus have their designs made available for custom orders on Foon Skis.
Sky Streams, the virtual music portion of the festival, will
broadcast from four undisclosed locations, and includes sets by iconic Whistler acts SkiiTour, The Hairfarmers, Case Of The Mondays, Ace MacKay-Smith, tyMetal, Bangers & Mash, and The Prophet.