World Ski & Snowboard Festival Turns 16

World Ski & Snowboard Festival Turns 16

Whistler celebrates snowboarding & skiing

For 10 days, April 15-24, Whistler rocks with the 16th annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboarding Festival. The biggest event of its kind, TWSSF brings together Canada's best winter sports with bands and DJs from around the world and art inspired by the sports.

When does the TWSSF start?

The festival gets underway Friday, April 15 night with the opening of the State of the Art multi-media arts show at the Whistler Conference Centre. But the next night, Saturday, April 16, is when things really get going with a spectacular after dark snowboard jam that will leave you breathless. If you can't make it for the first weekend, don't despair. The weekdays are packed with activities and the TWSFF doesn't conclude until the end of the next weekend!

Boarderstyle, Slopestyle & Pipes to spare

WSSF LogoThe Show: A Snowboarding Event sees the hardy take on the Mogul Mash on April 17.

For three days, April 17 - 19, the mountain will belong to boarders as they test their mettle in Boarderstyle/Stylecross events, Dustin Craven's FUN pipe Jam and the aforementioned moguls.

On April 20, the skiers move in.

From April 21 - 23, the World Ski Invitational will have ranked two plankers from around the world taking part in Slopestyle, Degree Superpipe and Big Air events for a shot at some of the $100,000 in prize money.

TWSSF: It's music, too

As the mountain winds down for the day, the main stage at the base of the mountain at Skier's Plaza will rock. The Axe free concert series will be presenting awesome alternative bands every afternoon including Tokyo Police Club, Broken Social Scene and Gogol Bordello. Whistler's self-proclaimed "Daddy-Os of the patios", The Hairfarmers, will be rocking après at better patios in The Village. This year late night party scene belongs to Monster, the energy drink company with events including the The Sh*t Show, The Late Show and The Side Show.

Learn More About Each WSSF Event Day

Day 1 Day 3 Day 5 Day 7 Day 9
Day 2 Day 4 Day 6 Day 8 Day 10

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