The World Ski & Snowboard Festival
Whistler Blackcomb and Gibbons Whistler have joined forces to present North America’s premier celebration of mountain culture, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival. The event returns this April 10-15, bringing the best snow sports, music and arts to the world stage.
Fans can enjoy the return of the World Championships of the Monster Energy Boarder Style Tour, two big air competitions in Skiers Plaza and the return of the legendary Saudan Couloir Ski Race. Off the slopes patrons can check out longtime favourites the WSSF Music Series, the Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown, the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown, Intersection, and more.
WSSF Event Highlights
Saudan Couloir Ski Race | Friday, 13 & Saturday, April 14
After a 15 year hiatus, the Saudan Couloir Ski Race returns! Catch legends of ski racing, big mountain pros and a number of amateur skiers looking to make their mark. The race begins at the top of Couloir Extreme, a deadly steep peak found on Blackcomb Mountain, with participants racing to the bottom in search of speed and style. Contestants will be judged on a combination of both speed and style.
Art + Soul | April 11 - 13 Daily - 12 PM to 6 PM
The Art + Sout showcase focuses a spotlight on local artists in the Sea to Sky corridor. The show exposed the underbelly of mountain culture, going beyond landscapes and wildlife. Enjoy a number of different artistic mediums including portrait, sculpture, carvings and more. The exhibition allows you to interact with local artists and find a new piece of art to take home for the collection.
Photography Showcases (Multiplicity, Olympus, Intersection, The End) | Various Nights
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival features a number of fantastic film and photography showcases throughout the festival. Catch a glimpse into Whistler's mountain lifestyle through the lens or on the screen of the people who shape capture our culture.
- Catch local celebrities talk about Whistler mountain life in a TEDTalk format during Multiplicity.
- The Olympus showdowns provide a showcase for professional photographers and filmmakers to showcase their best material gathered through the year.
- Local amateurs capture what it's like skiing, boarding and filming in Whistler during Intersection.
Ski & Snowboard Big Air | Friday, April 13 - Ski Big Air, Saturday, April 14 - Snowboard Big Air
Crowds gather in record numbers to watch the Ski & Snowboard Big Air Competitions on April 13 (Ski Big Air) & April 14 (Snowboard Big Air). The competition attracts some of the biggest names in Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding, mixed with some local wildcards! Catch these amazing riders as they launch off a giant jump at the base of Whistler Mountain. Riders will be judged on amplitude, style and originality.
Check out the 2018 WSSF schedule below
**Some events to be added and changed closer to the event! More details at WSSF.com.