WSSF Preview

Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Every April World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) mania sweeps across Whistler. In only a matter of weeks the town will quadruple in size and there will be vast array of amazing events to attend. Here at the Holiday Inn we want to make your trip to this year's WSSF the most memorable experience possible. That is why we have compiled a list of this year's can't miss events.

1 Watch a FREE concert


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

Before you even plan your trip to this year's WSSF make sure to check the Outdoor Concert Series schedule to plan to see your favorite performer. This year's line-up sure packs a punch with musical acts, Nas, G-Love & Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members & The Arkells all set to perform.

And the best part about the concert series is it's absolutely FREE to attend. Just make your way down to Skiers Plaza during the 10 day event and you can watch live performances every day from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Catching a live show is must at the WSSF that's why it's number 1 on our list.

2 Catch one of the Big Air contests


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

While you're at a Ski & Snowboard Festival it's probably best to watch some professional ski & snowboarding. One of the most exciting ways to watch pro rider's strut their stuff is at a Big Air contest.

There are two Big Air's to choose from this year, the Ski Big Air & the Snowboard Big Air. Maybe you prefer one discipline over the other, maybe one them runs on the weekend you'll be here. Either way both take place at Skiers Plaza and both take place on a custom made 70 foot table jump.

If you want to be involved in the most electric atmosphere of the weekend you can't miss the Ski & Snowboard Big Air's.

State of the Art

3 State of the Art

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

Stuck in the middle of all the crazy sporting events, parties and concerts is State of the Art. This event has become more and more popular every year and is sure to be another hit this time around.

State of the Art is an art show located at the Whistler Conference Centre. The show is open every day during the festival is FREE to attend.

This amazing show is a gathering of all types of artistic genres and styles. Street art and pop art make up a majority of the works, however traditional paintings, sculptures and live art are all on display at this year's show. If you're ever in need of something to do during the day make sure to stop by the State of the Art Show and take in the amazing works on display.

4 The Beginning & End Parties


The Beginning The End
Where: Whistler Conference Centre Where: Whistler Conference Centre
When: April 13 - 10PM to 4AM When: April 20 - 10AM to 4PM
Cost: $35 Cost: $35

No list would be complete without mentioning at least one of the several parties planned for the festival. And how could we look past what should be the biggest parties of the festival. Labled the Beginning and End parties simply because they open up and end the festival.

Both parties take place at the Whistler Conference Centre and both feature world renowned DJ's and musical figures.

If you happen to stumble upon the Beginning Party you will be treated to a DJ set from Roots drummer ?UESTLOVE. Or maybe you decide to hit up the End party where you will be treated to a visual set from THE FUNK HUNTERS and DJ sets from Luke McKeehan and Neighbour.

Both parties will be begin at 10PM and will surge on until 4AM in the morning. Whether your there at the beginning or the end either one of these parties is a awesome way to go.

Photo Credit: Beginning & End Party - Ron Sombilon Gallery, Snowboarder, Concert, State of the Art:

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