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 2023 has now concluded. Please check back for updates on the 2024 event.

2023 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.

Here's a look at what happened for WSSF in 2023. Please check back for updates on the 2024 event.

April 10 – 16 Daily Events and Activities*

8:30 AM – 4 PMSpring Skiing and RidingWhistler Blackcomb
Late NightMusic, Parties and Nightlife
Scheduled and unscheduled, there's something on every night of the festival. Stay tuned for more announcements.
Various Venues

Monday, April 10

5 – 6 PMAprès Yoga
Après yoga for skiers and snowboarders, presented by Yogacara. All proceeds donated to Whistler Adaptive Sports Program.
Westin Resort & Spa

Tuesday, April 11

8 PM72-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 PM72-Hour After Party
Featuring DJ Nat Morel
Longhorn Saloon

Wednesday, April 12

8 – 10 PMSea 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
10 PMPhoto Challenge After Party
Featuring Vinyl Ritchie and Foxy Moron
Longhorn Saloon

Thursday, April 13

8 – 10 PMIntersection
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 Grandtheft
With two Much Music Video Awards and major radio play, Grandtheft is known as one of the best live DJ/producers in the world.

Friday, April 14

2 – 7:30 PMWhite Claw Vodka Patio Party Featuring SNBRN
With over 80 million streams on Spotify and a string of blockbuster hits, SNBRN has cemented his position as a leading artist in the electronic dance music scene.
Longhorn Saloon
8 PMJunk + DJ Praiz
Freestyle specialist and former battle rapper JUNK has headlined solo tours and opened for legends like Tech N9ne, MGK, Yelawolf, Wu-Tang, and Redman.

Saturday, April 15

11 AM – 3 PMSaudan 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
7 PM – lateAwards & Couloir After Party
Athletes and spectators alike celebrate at the end of the race day.
Après Après

Sunday, April 16

12 – 3:30 PMSlush Cup Presented by Corona Tropical
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.
Whistler Mountain
3 – 7 PMCorona Tropical Tiki Beach Party Featuring L D R U
Australian DJ L D R U gained national acclaim with his five-time platinum hit Keeping Score and supported The Chainsmokers during their 2017 Australian tour.
Longhorn Saloon

*Event dates and times are subject to change.

WSSF Ticket Information

Ticket sales have now closed. Visit again in Spring 2024.

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!
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