World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2013

18th March, 2013

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 2013

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.

WSSF Concert Series

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 to take advantage of our current Spring Sale.

photo credit - Mike Crane | TW