World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2017

14th March, 2017

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is back for 10 days starting April 7 – 16th, 2017. 

This festival is also Canada’s largest free outdoor concert series, pro-athlete ski and snowboard competitions, photography and film events, endless nightlife, and some of the best spring skiing and riding that you will find in North America.

The FIDO concert series is held on the main stage which is located in Skiers Plaza, right in the heart of all the action.  There will be some big names hitting the stage all week long.  A few ones to watch for are:
 

DATEARTIST
Saturday April 8thVirginia To Vegas
Sunday April 9thWall Off the Earth
Wednesday April 12thChris Buck Band
Thursday April 13thSwollen Members
Friday April 14thPham
Saturday April 15thBusta Rhymes

The Arts Side of the Festival

2017 Pro Photographers

Music isn't the only thing that you should watch out for this season, the Arts bring it every year and the Pro Photographers Showdown is no exception.  Some of the worlds best compete for the title of Best of Show and the competition this year is stiff.  Just announced is the 5 finalist competing for the covenant title:

Jake Darwen | Bruno Long | Andrew Miller | Ben Thouard | Daniel Ronnback

The showdown takes place on April 13th at the Whistler Conference Centre starting at 9:00pm, doors open at 8:00pm.

Silent Disco

Another fun event that has become quite popular over the past few years is the Kokanee Silent Disco that takes place on April 17th at the GLC.  This event features 3 DJ's that all spin different music at the same time on three different channels that come through the headphones which you are given at the door.  That is right, you don't like the music on one channel you can simply switch it up, it is like 3 parties happening at the same time for the price of one!

State of the ART

The Whistler Conference Center is home to State of the ART from April 7th - 14th.  Come by and witness some of the best art inspired by our small mountain town.  There are no rules, the artists come from far and wide to create a community of art like no other.  "Sub-cultures and anti-movements are celebrated and portrayed in gritty and thought provoking mediums"

There is no entrance fee, you can simply come and stroll around the Grand Foyer at the WCC and immerse yourself in the artistic talent that is before you.  You can even pick up a one of a kind piece for yourself because all of the art is on sale during the festival.

72 Hour Filmmakers Showdown

Picture yourself only given 72 hours to shoot, edit and produce a 3 - 5 minute short film within a 100km radius of Whistler, impossible you say, not for the chosen few......Welcome to the 72 Hour Filmmakers Showdown. Teams from all over are given this daunting task of creating a film that will entertain 1500+ people to not only win over the judges but the crowd because both has money riding on it, $10,000 to be exact.

The Olympus 72HR Filmmakers Showdown takes place on April 12th at the Whistler Conference Centre starting at 9:00pm, doors open at 8:00pm

Schedule of Events

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is one of a kind, it is hard to find something of this magnitude featuring so many facets in a more breathtaking location. 

If you want to be apart of the action, call our reservations team at 1.800.667.3363 or email info@crystal-lodge.com for availability.  Also visit World Ski & Snowboard Festival website to get tickets to all the amazing events.

photo credit - Mike Crane | TW