Best Events at The World Ski and Snowboard Festival 

Event Date: April 10 – 14, 2019
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is one of the highlights of the winter calendar. Showcasing the best of Whistler with sports, arts and free live music, this event is one you won’t want to miss out on. It’s a fun event for the whole family and includes some of the local favorite events like the Filmmaker Showdown and the Twisted Tea Slush Cup. Get out your onesie and celebrate the season in style!

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Watch some of the best winter athletes on the globe demonstrate their skills on snow. Feast your eyes on an array of top snow sports. You can watch everything from tricks to extreme racing. These are the top sporting events to watch at WSSF.


Saudan Couloir Race Extreme

April 12-13, 2019

You can’t get much more extreme than racing down a double black diamond ski run! The race is named after Saudan Couloir – skier of the impossible. If you think you’re up for the challenge, anyone can enter here.

Ski and Snowboard Big Air

April 12-13, 2019

You can’t turn down the opportunity to watch some of the best riders in the world send it off a Big Air jump. Spectators can watch for free at the base of Whistler Mountain as skiers and snowboards perform a series of cool tricks.

Twisted Tea Slush Cup

April 14 2019

We all love spring skiing so watching skiers and snowboard fly across the slush into a pool of water sounds like our idea of fun. Prizes for the best costume, the best trick and the best wipe-out. Want to enter the Slush Cup? Anyone can register at the event on the day.


Bringing the best of arts and culture together in this celebration of Whistler at it’s finest. Catch artworks from 40 of Whistler’s top artists at the Swatch ART & Soul Exhibition every day of the festival in the conference center. You can see artists celebrating their best ‘think outside the box’ pieces, in a celebration of free-thinking expression.

Swatch 72-hour Filmmaker Showdown

April 12 – 6.45pm

Watch film in its rawest form in this fun event. Budding filmmakers have just 3 days to shoot, edit and produce a short film within a 100-mile radius of Whistler. Want to be part of the audience and vote for the People’s Choice Award? For the first time in a decade, some tickets are still available! Get tickets here!

Pro Photographer Showdown

April 11, 2019

Action photography doesn’t get more exciting than seeing some of the best sports photographers on the globe showing their life’s work. You can see 5 different pros, showcasing their favourite images which portray sports, culture and personality. Be part of the audience and vote for number one.


No festival is quite complete without music. You can enjoy live music in the skiers’ plazer every day for free!