World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Featured EventApr 16, 2020 - Apr 26, 2020
In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is on pause as the WSSF team work with their partners to find new creative ways to celebrate mountain culture.
As per a WSSF notice distributed on March 14, 2020
Whistler’s 10 days World Ski and Snowboard Festival holds some of the most exciting events of the year. The festival features events and activities that celebrate mountain culture, what Whistler is all about! Events include the largest free outdoor concert series in North America, skiing and snowboarding competitions, film, photography and comedy showdowns, after dark club free ride series and much more.
After many years of working with Whistler Blackcomb in a support role, Gibbons Whistler is proud and excited to lead the World Ski & Snowboard Festival into the future. The Gibbons Team will be collaborating with artists, athletes, entrepreneurs and the community at large on the future direction and format of the festival.
Skiing and Riding on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains
Swatch ART + Soul
A show of its own kind! Swatch ART + Soul has no rules and artists do not have paint-inside-the-lines. Artists from far and wide push the boundaries to create a community of urban street and snow ingenuity. The show is held in the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Center and there is no entry fee.
WSSF Outdoor Concert Series
From 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm daily the free Outdoor Concert Series takes place on the main stage in Skier’s Plaza.
WSSF After Dark
There's a party every night during the WSSF 2017, venues include Garfinkel's, GLC, Moe Joe's, Longhorn and Buffalo Bill's. See the schedule below for details of the night.
Swatch 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown
One of the hottest tickets in town! Filmmakers have only 72 hours to shoot, edit and produce a 3 - 5 minute film within a 100km radius in Whistler.
Pro Photographer Showdown
Five chosen professional photographers and one wildcard entry will have the opportunity to showcase their life's work in a 3 - 5 minute slide show for an audience of mountain enthusiasts.
Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships
All roads lead to Whistler, as the Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships crown the season’s victors at the final of the four-stop tour at WSSF. With $20,000 in prize money on the line, this one-of-a-kind snowboard contest, conceptualized by Monster Energy Canada, is a high-stakes event that’s a sight to behold.
For a complete schedule of events visit the Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival website.