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World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Whistler’s 10 day 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.

Daily Events

Skiing and Riding on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains

State of the Art

A show of its own kind! State of the Art 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.

State Of The Art Exhibit

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series

From 2:30pm – 5:30pm daily the free FIDO Outdoor Concert Series takes place on the main stage in Skier’s Plaza.

Kokanee Freeride Club Series 

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. 

Skiers Plaza Filled With People

April 7th, 2017 

State of the Art Opening Party

Arts will reveal their masterpieces for the first time at the opening party. The show is held in the Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer and there is no entry fee.

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Jon Shrier at 4pm
  • Virginia to Vegas at 7pm

Kokanee Freeride Club Series  - Virginia to Vegas at Garfinkel's

April 8th, 2017

Demo Park #1

Head to the Roundhouse Lodge on Whistler Mountain to demo the latest skis and snowboards for free. Companies including Burton, Rossignol, Atomic, K2, Forum, Head, Lib Tech and many more will be there showcasing their latest products.

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Jenna mae and the Groove Machine
  • Willa
  • Walk Off the Earth

Roller Derby Bout

Imagine the combination of:

  • Xena Warrior Princesses
  • Professional figure skaters
  • Crazy makeup
  • Adrenaline pumping
  • Fast paced
  • Full contact
  • Action Packed
  • Tough Chicks

Need we say more!

WSSF Girls Roller Derby

April 9th, 2017

Demo Park #2

Multiplicity

Adventurous storytelling by unique and passionate people in the mountain world. These presenters inspire the audience by bringing them into their world with a mix of photography slide shows, film and intriguing anecdotes. 

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Grandson
  • Busty and the Bass

Kokanee Freeride Club Series - Busty and the Bass at the GLC

April 10th, 2017

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • The Funky Snow Monkeys
  • Northern Ignition

April 11th, 2017

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Red Chair
  • Brother Twang

Whistler Comedy Showdown

Everyone is welcome at the Whistler Comedy Showdown, from newbies, sea to sky locals to those comedians who already know how to get the audience going. Expect lots of laughs and lots of big prizes. 

April 12th, 2017

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Dakota Pearl  
  • The Chris Buck Band 

Kokanee Freeride Club Series - Swollen Members at Moe Joe's 

Olympus 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. 

Filmmaker Showdown Stage

April 13th, 2017

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Kyprios
  • Swollen Members at 7pm

Kokanee Freeride Club Series - Fort Know Five at Longhorn

Olympus 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. 

Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown

April 14th, 2017

Monster Energy Borderstyle Tour Finals

Twisted Tea Slush Cup

2nd Cuts 72 Hour Filmmaker Screening

The films that didn't make the finals of the Filmmaker showdown will be played.

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Pham
  • Keys N Krates

Kokanee Freeride Club Series - Silent Disco at the GLC

Intersection

Teams have 7 days to shoot, edit and produce a 5 - 7 minute ski/snowboard film. With the terms of staying within a 100km radius of Whistler and the films containing 30 seconds of park footage and 30 seconds of Whistler Blackcomb in bound-terrain. 

Silent Disco

Exactly as it sounds. Grab a pair of headphones and choose from 3 DJs playing on 3 different channels. 

April 15th, 2017 

Monster Energy Borderstyle Tour Finals 

Halfpipe Fam Jam

Demo Park #3

Whistler Dogfest

A dog parade to celebrate the doggone greatness of our canine friends.

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • The Leisure Principle
  • Alpha Omega
  • Busta Rhymes

Gibbons Style Session featuring Whistler Blackcomb's Fire and Ice Show

Skier Snowboarder Getting Air

The End

The End Party is the ultimate season-ending party, featuring electrifying DJs and sensory overloading sound and lighting systems. The line-up of DJs will be announced soon.

DJ And Green Lights

April 16th, 2017

Demo Park #4

Nesters Market Mascot Mayhem

Help Big Air Bear the Festival’s official mascot celebrate his 15th birthday. Big Air Bear and his buddies will party with competitions and challenges that will make you scream with laughter. Great for young kids, big kids and kids at heart.

Fido Free Outdoor Concert Series - Musicians include:

  • Long stride
  • Ozomatli

Kokanee Freeride Club Series - Ozomatli at Buffalo Bill's 

Best of the Fest

The winning film and slide shows from the Olympus 72 hour Filmmaker Showdown, Intersection and Pro Photographer Showdown.

More events to be added daily.