World Ski and Snowboard Festival
Think it's time to hang up the skis and get ready for your Whistler Summer Vacation. Hold on, you will be missing one of the best things to do in Whistler. The must do festival on the Whistler winter festival calendar is less than a month away, World Ski and Snowboard Festival.
World Ski and Snowboard Festival rolls into Whistler village April 13-22 for its 18th year to finish another ski season in style. The festival is known as the biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America, and revolves around the festival motto
‘Party in April. Sleep in May". This year's festival is crammed with free concerts, photography and video showdowns arts extravaganzas, world class ski and snowboard competitions and for the first time ever in Whistler a Roller Derby bout.
The Crystal Lodge Hotel staff have a few years experience juggling the jam packed ten day festival so here are some recommendations from our hotel team
Outdoor Concert Series:
In a world where nothing comes for free, Whistler offers up a 10-day program of music concerts spanning a vast variety of genres to feed your soul and support your wallet. Best of all it's free, free, free!.
Main Stage located in Skier's Plaza, free concerts 2:30pm - 5:30pm.
Vengeance in the Valley
Whistler resorts first ever roller derby bout and a match-up between Whistler's Black Diamond Betties and the Squamish Sea to Sky Sirens. Don't miss this modern-day, high-adrenaline, fast-paced, high-action, full contact sport as Whistler gets ready to showcase the sport of roller derby to a whole new level.
AFP World Championships Big Air
Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Skier’s Plaza, and watch the mind-boggling aerial talents of the who’s who of the ski world throw down in one of the most impressive displays of raw talent and gutsy trick-wrangling in an attempt to walk away with the big dollars, the coveted title of Big Air Champion and endless bragging rights.
Skier's Plaza, Saturday, April 13.
This year's World Ski and Snowboard Festival is set to be the icing on the cake to another great winter season in Whistler. Accommodation is booking fast, so make sure you book your hotel room before it's too late. Contact our hotel guest services team on 1-800-667-3363 or firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of our current Spring Sale.
Favorite Spot in Whistler
We go to Whistler a ton as a family to bike and have stayed at a ton of spots in the village and the Crystal is definitely our favorite. Can't beat the location and by far they have the best staff and service in town. Going above and beyond to make our family and dog feel welcomed. The one bedroom suites with vaulted ceilings feel very private and spacious. Also during noisy times when the village is going crazy late night, the rooms are extremely quiet which is a must for us.
Kevin M | Bellingham WA