Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival

13th April, 2012

The 17th Annual Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival has kicked off on a fantastic Spring day in Whistler.

Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival known as 'Telus Festival' to the locals is the biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America. The best news is there is plenty of free concerts and world class skiing and snowboarding competitions to experience.

Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival

The OutdoorConcert Series

Located at Skiers Plaza from 2.30-5.30pm. These free concerts feature a collection of award winning International artists spanning a variety of music genres.

Friday 13th - The Dudes

Satuday 14th - Swollen Members at 6pm and Trouble Andrew at 9.45pm

Sunday 15th - TinPan Orange and The Cat Empire

Monday 16th - Half Moon Run and Teal Leaf Green

Tuesday 17th - Head of the Herd and Louder than Love

Wednesday 18th - Ash Grundwald and The Beautiful Girls

Thursday 19th - Eric Solomon and Dragonette

Friday 20th - Nine Mile and Michael Franti and Friends

Saturday 21st - Animal Nation at 2pm and DJ Grandtheft at 8pm

Sunday 22nd - The British Columbians and The Sheepdogs

Skiing and Snowboarding Action

Monster Shred Show runs from Saturday April 14 to Tuesday April 17. This 5 star TTR snowboard event features some of the best snowboarders from across the world competing for a $50,000 cash purse. Events include:

  • Big Hit
  • Boarderstyle
  • Slopestyle
  • The Mogel Duel

World Skiing Invitational starting on Thursday April 19 until Sunday April 22nd is the Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) World Championship. Competitions include:

  • Slopestyle
  • Big Air
  • Superpipe

There's lots more action to enjoy at the festival including art, photography, film and fashion shows as well as a taking a stroll through the village expo. For more information on all the action of the weekend check out the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival site