World Ski & Snowboard Festival hits Whistler this April

Mar 10 2017, 4:27 am

Spring’s almost here – and that means it’s time to take a vacation.

Luckily, you won’t have to travel very far for one, now that there’s an entertaining event happening just up the Sea to Sky Highway. Whistler is hosting the World Ski & Snowboard Festival next month and you don’t want to miss it.

Spread out over 10 days from April 7 to 16, the festival makes for a great excuse to celebrate spring, especially with its endless lineup of music, art, filmmaking, snowboarding competitions, nightlife activities, and more. And don’t forget about the apres ski events, either.

Watch freestyle skiers compete for national titles in halfpipe, big air and slopestyle events as part of the Canadian Junior Freestyle National Championships from April 4 to 9.

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Naturally, you’ll want to try out the world-class ski runs on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountain while you’re there. Experience sweet spring skiing and then attend a free outdoor concert from 2:30 to 5:30 pm. And yes, the concerts are absolutely free.

So far, the Fido outdoor concert series has announced an impressive lineup, including but not limited to:

  • Busta Rhymes
  • Swollen Members
  • Virginia to Vegas
  • Walk Off The Earth

Enjoy the beats and spring ski vibes during the festival where artists are performing at the Skier’s Plaza stage, in front of Excalibur Gondola and Whistler Village Gondola.

There’s a silent disco happening on April 14, if you prefer to dance to your own personal soundtrack. The Kokanee Freeride Club Series will also be running DJ nights at different locations over the 10 day festival. And with a dog festival on April 15, even your pooch can enjoy the festivities.

Find out more information and book lodgings for the festival online. Whistler is offering accommodation specials to celebrate the festival from $129 per night with free après ski.

Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival 

When: April 7 to 16
Where: Whistler, British Columbia
Tickets: Ticket prices vary, purchase online

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