Big Air

Whistler BC • April 10-15, 2018

Crowd Scene at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival

Skiers: Friday, April 13, 2018
Snowboarders: Saturday, April 14, 2018

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival stages one of the world’s best Big Air competitions, drawing top athletes and passionate crowds in droves. The event attracts more than 18,000 spectators who witness some of the best riders in the world showcasing exactly what progression looks like as they launch off a massive jump at the base of Whistler Mountain. Watch the athletes lay it all on the line at the last Big Air competition of the year.

Location of start/finish areas and spectator areas: 
The Big Air competitions take place at the base of Whistler Mountain with free spectator viewing from Skier's Plaza in Whistler Village. Music performances will be located adjacent to the finish area of the Big Air course.
How to access (ski/snowboard, which lifts, drive, walk):
Spectators are encourage to walk to the event and no lift tickets are required.



6:00pm – Big Air Ski

6:00pm – Big Air Snowboard





Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is producing a truly unique sound that’s impacting the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010 the group – currently made up of DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. Their self-titled album, released in March 2012, was long-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Music Prize and included in the Washington Post’s top 10 albums of the year.

In a sense, ATCR’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Within a couple of years they’ve become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political and sometimes humorous videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image. On May 7th, A Tribe Called Red released their second full-length album, Nation II Nation in Canada and in the USA on Tribal Spirit Music. The album was nominated on the shortlist of the Polaris Music Prize as one of the 10 best Canadian album of the year and 4 APCMAs (Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award) for best group, best producer, best album and best cover art. ATCR have also collaborated and produced one of the last known Das Racist songs called Indians From All Directions as well as the song A Tribe Called Red on Angel Haze’s album Dirty Gold.




DJ Jazzy Jeff was born in West Philadelphia and developed a love of music at an early age. Jeff was just 10 years old when he started spinning records at parties using his family’s basement as a training ground for his expert mixing. Since 1985, DJ Jazzy Jeff has wowed us with his flawless turn- table skills, innovative production and musical versatility.
From the success of “DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince” with partner Will Smith, to the critical acclaim of his production company “A Touch of Jazz”, Jeff proved time and time again that he would always be a force to be reckoned with. And he continues to represent with his solo projects, collaborations, mixtapes and live shows. His love of music shines through in everything he does.
Over the course of his career, DJ Jazzy Jeff has achieved many accomplishments including a DMC Championship and multiple GRAMMY and American Music Awards and nominations. But he is a humble man who is still doing it as his 2002 hit said: “For Da Love of Da Game.”

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