5 Must-Do Events At This Year’s World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Event tickets for the 2017 World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) are available for purchase online at wssf.com. With the Festival being nearly a month away, the countdown to the most anticipated party of the year starts now. WSSF celebrates all things mountain culture and perfectly showcases the resort’s diverse personality and energy.

WSSF will take place April 7 to April 16, 2017. Here’s run-down of our favourite ticketed events:

1. The 5th Annual Invitational WSSF Roller Derby Bout

Two roller derby bouts featuring Whistler’s Apex Pistols and Vancouver’s Smokin’ Laces and new this year, two of the top 10 men’s teams from the 2016 World Championships – The Vancouver Murder and Puget Sound Outcasts will compete in this year’s event. The bouts will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Whistler Conference Centre on Saturday, April 8.

Buy tickets, here: wssf.com/Roller-Derby

2. Multiplicity presented by Mountain Life Media

A fundraiser for the Spearhead Huts Committee. Featuring unique presentations by some of the greatest storytellers and adventurers in the mountain kingdom. This event truly embodies the pillars of mountain culture and will take place on Sunday, April 9.

Buy tickets, here: wssf.com/Multiplicity

3. Whistler Comedy Showdown

A packed line up of stand-up comics storm the stage at Buffalo Bill’s Bar & Grill on Tuesday, April 11 at 8:00 pm, featuring comics from all walks of life, from newbies to familiar faces, the night is guaranteed to be heavy on the laughs.

Buy tickets, here: wssf.com/Whistler-Comedy-Showdown

4. The OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown

A creative collective of the masterful minds behind the lens. Filmmakers have to shoot, edit, and produce a three to five minute short film within a 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. The shortlisted finalists will show their work in front of an audience of 1500+ on Wednesday, April 12 at the Whistler Conference Centre with $10,000 on the line.

Buy tickets, here: wssf.com/Olympus-72-Hour-Filmmaker-Showdown

5. The OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown

A signature WSSF event and the pre-eminent action sports photography event in the world. Four of the world’s best action sports and lifestyle photographers will be invited and flown in to Whistler to compete this year with no pre-submission required. The fifth spot will be reserved for a Wild Card Entry whereby any photographer from around the world can submit a 3-minute slideshow for review. All five photographers will showcase their work at the Whistler Conference Centre on Thursday, April 13 with the grand prize of $10,000 on the line.

Buy tickets, here: wssf.com/Olympus-Pro-Photographer-Showdown

Free Events at World Ski & Snowboard Festival 2017

The 2017 WSSF event schedule also includes a number of non-ticketed events, such as the State of the ART gallery open daily and Opening Party, Friday, April 7th, in the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, the International Freeski and Snowboard Association (IFSA) North American Junior Freeride Championships from April 7th to April 9th, the Monster Energy Boarderstyle Tour Finals, the Slush Cup on Blackcomb, and free daily concerts at the Free Fido Outdoor Concert Series.

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