Fri. Feb 9, 2018

We’re baaaaccccckkkkkkk!

 

Get ready for six jam-packed days of snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture all coming together April 10-15, 2018. Will you be with us to welcome the return of a legendary ski race, crown snowboard champions, revel in the creativity of filmmakers, photographers, thought-leaders, and artists, and soak in the sounds of musicians and DJs as we après longer and harder than we have all season? We hope so.

 

No other festival brings together these different facets of snow sport and culture to the degree WSSF does, and that’s a fact. Whistler locals know that the early bird definitely catches the, um, best shows, so to avoid disappointment get your hands on some tickets before they’re gone. FYI, discounted pricing is in effect, but it won’t stay that way for long - read, really get your tickets now.

 

Here’s a Top 5 of what’s new, making a comeback, and simply unmissable at WSSF 2018 - enjoy:

 

1.MAKING A COMEBACK: Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 & Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 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. With registration open to the public in early March 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. Who wouldn’t want to see that in action?

 

2. NEW: Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 & Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 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. This year it’s the finale of the tour, meaning you get to see world-class snowboarders throw down in a high-energy spectacle of music and action, then watch the World Champions be crowned.

 

3. HOT: MULTIPLICITY

When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Whistler Conference Centre

Like a TEDTalk® on adrenaline, MULTIPLICITY is an evening of adventurous visual storytelling. Using a mix of photography slideshows, video and intriguing anecdotes, these explorers, athletes and outdoor thought-leaders bring you into their world for a night of heroic tale-spinning.

 

4. HOT: Intersection

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 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. Who will get your vote for Best in Show?

 

5. EVOLVING: Big Air

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 (Ski) & Saturday, April 14, 2018 (Snowboard) - Skiers Plaza (base of Whistler Mountain)

Big Air carries on Whistler’s long-standing 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. You’ll be in a crowd well-over 10,000 deep 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 - stay informed and get your email on our newsletter list or follow us on social.

 

WSSF 2018 is going to be six days you won’t want to miss, and you won’t soon forget.