Tickets are on sale for the biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival asks you to heed the festival motto: “Party in April. Sleep in May.” No matter how you do it, by boat, by plane, by train, just get to Whistler from April 11-20, 2014 and get involved! Listed are just a few of the must-attend WSSF events, you can catch the full schedule here.
Music is happening in Whistler all week long, some of last year’s arts included Nas, The Arkells, G-Love and Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members. The 2014 line-up has started to roll in! Cut Chemist, Shapeshifter, The Original Wailers, The Planet Smashers and Bombino have been confirmed. Stay tuned as WSSF will be announcing more performers as they come in!
Time: 2:30PM - 5:30PM
Location: Skier’s Plaza
Cost: Nada, it’s FREE
Here’s how it works. Plug in your ear phones (supplied to you at the door), choose from one of three LIVE DJ’s spinning, and you got it... dance the night away! Everyone will get a white t-shirt and glow marker for fun in the black lights. Buy tickets early because this notoriously legendary event will sell out. Must be legal drinking age.
Date: Friday, April 18
Time: 9:00PM - 1:00AM
The ultimate filmmaker challenge - filmmakers are tasked to shoot, edit and produce a 3-5 minute short film within 100km of Whistler, over a course of 72 hours. The filmmakers and their team will watch the results of their originality, craft and speed, on the big screen alongside an audience of 1800 strong. Not that there’s any pressure or anything...
Date: April 15, 2014
Time: Doors 8:00PM, Show 9:00PM
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
* If you missed the event, a 2nd showing will take place on April 16, 2014 from 12:00PM - 3:00PM.
Want to have a say on what skis and snowboards hit the shelves? The Demo Park gives you the opportunity to snow-test the latest skis and snowboards for free and kick-start the decision process.
Date: 11-12, 19-20, 2014
Time: 9:00AM - 2:00PM
Location: Whistler Mountain outside the Roundhouse
For 15 years, Saturday night during the WSSF has always been reserved for the biggest events, the biggest crowds and the most energy. On April 20th, max-capacity crowds will witness the world’s best snowboarders compete on a huge 70 foot table jump for $25,000.
Date: April 20, 2014
Location: Skier’s Plaza
Like we said, this is just a snapshot of the events happening during the 10 days the WSSF takes over the town. So be sure to check out the full schedule closer to the date, to determine what events you want to be a part of. With spring skiing conditions (skiing in your t-shirt) and music and roaring crowds you can hear from the peaks, there’s no better time to ride Whistler and Blackcomb, then during the WSSF.
Give the locals, who’ve been waiting all season for this legendary event, a call at 1.877.932.2285. They’d be more than happy to help you book your accommodation during the WSSF, and give you insider tips on what events are a must-not-miss.