Everything you need to know about the World Ski & Snowboard Festival 2018

“Six jam-packed days of snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture coming together April 10-15, 2018”

Whistler’s epic annual celebration of mountain sports and culture is returning to wrap up the season with a bang.

For six days, enjoy legendary skiing and snowboarding, photography, videography, art, music, and partying. WSSF is North America’s biggest snow sports and mountain culture celebration.

Tickets can be purchased at the Whistler Conference Centre, or on the WSSF website – ticketed events sell out every year so get yours quick!

Official event descriptions from WSSF: 

Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 & Saturday, April 14, 2018
Where: Blackcomb Mountain
The Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme returns to WSSF 2018 after a 20+ year hiatus. The race, which started back in 1987, is the steepest ski race in the world and the stuff of legend and lore in the world of snow sports. The 2018 iteration of the race is set to be a festival highlight, and with registration open to the public it promises to bring a mix of competitors to the table, from the world’s top pros to amateur athletes ready to test their mettle on this infamous course.

Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships
When: Friday, April 13, 2018 & Saturday, April 14, 2018
Where: Blackcomb Mountain
Boarder-X meets big air, with four riders racing head-to-head on the hunt for points from judges and the fastest time, the Monster Energy Boarderstyle is a perennial favourite at WSSF. This year it’s the finale of the tour, meaning spectators will get to see world-class snowboarders throw down in the high-energy spectacle of music and action they know and love, then watch the World Champions be crowned.

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
Like a TEDTalk® on adrenaline, MULTIPLICITY is an evening of adventurous visual storytelling delivered by unique and passionate personalities in the mountain world. Using a mix of photography slideshows, video and intriguing anecdotes, these explorers, athletes and outdoor thought-leaders bring the audience into their world for a night of heroic tale-spinning. The event, presented by Mountain Life Media, has become one of the crowd favorites in the WSSF line-up due to its immense inspiration factor.

When: Friday, April 13, 2018
Where: Whistler Conference Centre
Intersection will once again push some of the world’s artistic snow sports visionaries to their limits, as they work to shoot, edit and produce a five to seven-minute ski/snowboard film in just seven days. All the footage is required to come from within 100 k.m. of Whistler, making Intersection a visual love letter to this inspiring world-class destination of snow sports and culture.

Big Air
When: Friday, April 13, 2018 (Ski) & Saturday, April 14, 2018 (Snowboard)
Where: Skiers Plaza (base of Whistler Mountain)
One of the signature events at WSSF, Big Air carries on Whistler’s longstanding tradition of staging one of the world’s best big air shows. This year, Big Air Ski and Snowboard competitions will be taken to the next level with internationally-known DJs spinning tunes while athletes give it their all. Traditionally, a crowd well-over 10,000 deep turns out to witness the magic of Big Air, as some of the best riders show what progression looks like and lay it all out on the line.

Hungry for more? Don’t miss Art & Soul (formerly State of the Art), the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown, Twisted Tea Slush Cup, and the party to end all parties, The END. More details on the full lineup of DJs, bands and parties will be coming soon, along with updates on the who’s who of athletes and creatives set to participate.