WSSF Preview

The World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) brings together a number of amazing events all into a short 10 day period. Having grown from its humble beginnings year after year the WSSF now features a wide range of events such as FREE concerts, fashion shows, art shows, photography exhibitions, fundraisers, film premiers & so much more. We could talk about all of the amazing events at this year's festivals for hours but instead let's give you the low down on the can't miss events the WSSF.

Outdoor Concert Series

WSSF Concert

Where: Skiers Plaza - Main Stage
When: Daily - 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Cost: FREE

The Outdoor Concert Series is the biggest crowd draw of the entire event. During the 10-day festival, new musical acts will hit the Main Stage every day to entertain thousands.

This year's line-up is looking like the best one in year's and features big name acts like Nas, G-Love and Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members, Arkells, Sidney York & One Bad Son.

The Concert Series runs daily from 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM at Skiers Plaza located at the base of Whistler Mountain. The best part about the Concert Series is its absolutely FREE to attend the shows. For a look at the Concert Series line-up head on over to our Outdoor Concert Series blog.


Fashion ModelWhere: Skiers Plaza - Main Stage
When: April 20 - 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Cost: FREE

For the first time in the history of the event Fashion EXPOSED will take place for FREE. The always popular fashion show will take place at the Main Stage located in Skiers Plaza.

Fashion EXPOSED features the latest trends in extreme sports such as surfing, snowboarding, skiing & mountain biking. The show features threads from the most popular brands in the industries including Billabong, Eira, Powder Room, Ripzone, TB Apparel, Seafolly, Element, TNA and Volcom.

Watch the models do their little dance on the catwalk on April, 20 beginning at 3 PM. There will be a ton of FREE giveaways at this year's show so make sure you get close to the stage for optimal snagging distance.

State of the Art

State of the Art

Where: Whistler Conference Centre
When: Daily - 12 PM to 6 PM, 8 PM on gala ticketed nights
Cost: FREE

Tucked inside the madness that is the WSSF is a cool art show called State of the Art. During the festival, the Whistler Conference Centre is transformed into an art gallery FREE to the public to attend.

On display are a wide range of paintings, street art, sculptures and live art displays. Nothing is off limits at this art show and artistic movements of all kinds are encouraged.

If you want a rest from the constant parties and concerts head on over to State of the Art.

The Big Air Competitions


Skiers Big Air Snowboard Big Air
Where: Skiers Plaza Where: Skiers Plaza
When: April 13 - 5 PM to 7 PM When: April 20 - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Cost: FREE Cost: FREE

There are two Big Air events at this year's WSSF. Both the skiers and the snowboarders will have their own event on opposing Saturday's.

What both of these events will have in common is the fact that some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world will be in town to throw down. There is $25,000 up for grabs in both competitions so you can be assured that you're in for a show.

Both competitions will take place at Skiers Plaza home to many of the events at this year's WSSF. Riders will be tossing themselves across a giant 70 table jump, performing their biggest tricks in front of thousands. If you've never been to one of these event's you're in for a treat. The energy in the crowd is insane and the riders will leave you in awe.

What Else?

Hey, this is just a small sample size of the events. If you want more info on all of this year's WSSF events head on over to the WSSF website.

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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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