The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes placefrom April 13 to 22. This is Whistler’s annualcelebration of winter sports, music, arts and mountainculture. During the 10 days and 10 nights prepare to be blownaway with amazing tricks in sporting competitions such as the BigAir event, incredible parties, awesome bands, DJ’s and muchmore. There is a lot going on during the festival, so here isour list of the top 5 events not to be missed.
1. Big Air
The Big Air Competition is one of the most talked aboutevents at the festival. Watch pro skiers light up thenight and expect the atmosphere to be electric as this eventtypically sees a crowd of 15,000. The competition takes placeon Saturday April 21 at the base of Whistler Mountain. Training starts at 7pm with the finals starting at 8pm. Theawards ceremony will take place at 10pm.
2. Swollen Members
Each day from 2.30pm to 5.30pm there will be the freeoutdoor concert series at the Main Stage in the SkiersPlaza. Vancouver and Victoria natives SwollenMembers, will be performing on Saturday April14th. This hip hop group are a festival favouriteand will certainly impress.
3. Whistler Dogfest
What does a dog fest have to do with a ski and snowboardfestival? Not much, but why not! After all Whistler is ahuge dog loving community and dogs love living here too. Thisevent is another festival favourite and is a kid friendly, petfriendly event. Watch canines of all shapes and sizes paradethrough the Village Stroll on Saturday April 21st. All proceeds of this fun event go to Whistler’s local animal shelter (WAG).
4. Fashion Show
This will be the 7th year that the TELUSWorld Ski and Snowboard Festival celebrates the world offashion. This event takes place on Friday April20th at 8pm at the Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets are required. The runway will feature some of the edgiest,fashion-marries-function brands available. The show willemphasize Whistler’s style scene both on and off the hill.
5. State of the Art
The TELUS World Ski and Snowboard is also a celebrationof art in this mountain town. State of the Artshowcases up to 40 underexposed artists. There will beapproximately 100 pieces of art, across a wide range ofmediums. The gallery will be open daily during the festivalfrom 12pm to 6pm and is located in the Grand Foyer of the WhistlerConference Centre. The cost of this event is free.
Check out the WSSF Event Schedule – Day by Day
For more information and a detailed schedule, visit Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.