5 Great Events at Ski & Snowboard Festival
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes place from April 13 to 22. This is Whistler's annual celebration of winter sports, music, arts and mountain culture. During the 10 days and 10 nights prepare to be blown away with amazing tricks in sporting competitions such as the Big Air event, incredible parties, awesome bands, DJ's and much more. There is a lot going on during the festival, so here is our list of the top 5 events not to be missed.
1. Big Air
The Big Air Competition is one of the most talked about events at the festival. Watch pro skiers light up the night and expect the atmosphere to be electric as this event typically sees a crowd of 15,000. The competition takes place on Saturday April 21 at the base of Whistler Mountain. Training starts at 7pm with the finals starting at 8pm. The awards ceremony will take place at 10pm.
2. Swollen Members
Each day from 2.30pm to 5.30pm there will be the free outdoor concert series at the Main Stage in the Skiers Plaza. Vancouver and Victoria natives Swollen Members, will be performing on Saturday April 14th. This hip hop group are a festival favourite and will certainly impress.
3. Whistler Dogfest
What does a dog fest have to do with a ski and snowboard festival? Not much, but why not! After all Whistler is a huge dog loving community and dogs love living here too. This event is another festival favourite and is a kid friendly, pet friendly event. Watch canines of all shapes and sizes parade through the Village Stroll on Saturday April 21st. All proceeds of this fun event go to Whistler's local animal shelter (WAG).
4. Fashion Show
This will be the 7th year that the TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival celebrates the world of fashion. This event takes place on Friday April 20th at 8pm at the Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets are required. The runway will feature some of the edgiest, fashion-marries-function brands available. The show will emphasize Whistler's style scene both on and off the hill.
5. State of the Art
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard is also a celebration of art in this mountain town. State of the Art showcases up to 40 underexposed artists. There will be approximately 100 pieces of art, across a wide range of mediums. The gallery will be open daily during the festival from 12pm to 6pm and is located in the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre. The cost of this event is free.
Check out the WSSF Event Schedule - Day by Day
For more information and a detailed schedule, visit Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.