World Ski & Snowboard Festival Turns 16
Whistler celebrates snowboarding & skiing
For 10 days, April 15-24, Whistler rocks with the 16thannual TELUS World Ski & Snowboarding Festival. Thebiggest event of its kind, TWSSF brings together Canada’s bestwinter sports with bands and DJs from around the world and artinspired by the sports.
When does the TWSSF start?
The festival gets underway Friday, April 15night with the opening of the State of the Art multi-media artsshow at the Whistler Conference Centre. But the next night,Saturday, April 16, is when things really get going with aspectacular after dark snowboard jam that will leave youbreathless. If you can’t make it for the first weekend, don’tdespair. The weekdays are packed with activities and the TWSFFdoesn’t conclude until the end of the next weekend!
Boarderstyle, Slopestyle & Pipes to spare
The Show: A Snowboarding Eventsees the hardy take on the Mogul Mash on April 17.
For three days, April 17 – 19, the mountainwill belong to boarders as they test their mettle inBoarderstyle/Stylecross events, Dustin Craven’s FUN pipe Jam andthe aforementioned moguls.
On April 20, the skiers move in.
From April 21 – 23, the World Ski Invitationalwill have ranked two plankers from around the world taking part inSlopestyle, Degree Superpipe and Big Air events for a shot at someof the $100,000 in prize money.
TWSSF: It’s music, too
As the mountain winds down for the day, the main stageat the base of the mountain at Skier’s Plaza will rock.The Axe free concert series will be presenting awesome alternativebands every afternoon including Tokyo Police Club, Broken SocialScene and Gogol Bordello. Whistler’s self-proclaimed “Daddy-Os ofthe patios”, The Hairfarmers, will be rocking après at betterpatios in The Village. This year late night party scene belongs toMonster, the energy drink company with events including the TheSh*t Show, The Late Show and The Side Show.
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