Come and experience the unique, enchanting culture of mountain life in Whistler at the annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival. As a celebration of snow sports, music, and the arts, you’ll get to immerse in all the skiing and snowboarding you want with thousands of amazing people including top athletes, elite shredders, and novice skiers. It’s your chance to witness the electrifying, adrenaline-charged competition among the world’s best riders as they rival each other on the slopes.
But for many, the cultural and arts-centered activities of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival are just as exciting. Local and international masters of word, film, photography, and art come to share their work with you. Incredible music will be playing throughout the event. From dancing après ski to late night parties with sensational DJs at the helm, music always has been and always will be an integral aspect of the revelries.
‘The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is the ultimate spring destination festival for anyone who’s passionate about sports and the arts, an experience made even more phenomenal with the crazy parties and live entertainment off the slopes.’
Every single aspect of the event has been carefully curated; each year the offerings evolve to give you something bigger, better, and more inspiring. Some of the world-famous musicians who have participated in concerts include The Black Eyed Peas, Nas, Justin Timberlake, and many more. Best of all, most of the events are free! You don’t have to ski or snowboard to appreciate the multitude of sensory delights the festival has to offer; trust us, you’ll have a ball even if you decide to spend your days drinking cocktails while watching concerts or competitions.
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes place at various venues in Whistler Village, BC, Canada. The main locations are Whistler Blackcomb, The Whistler Conference Center, Saudan Couloir in Blackcomb Mountain, and Skier’s Plaza. Be sure to read up on the festival schedule to find out more.
For spectators who wish to catch the Alpine events, you’ll need a lift ticket which you can purchase online. The Village Stroll is a pedestrian-only area that provides visitors with easy access on foot to a multitude of establishments in town including restaurants, bars, shops, and accommodations.
The Valley Trail system is a vehicle-free transport option that can take you to the many parks, neighborhoods, and lakes around Whistler Village. A number of buses and taxis also take visitors around the various neighborhoods.
Whistler Village is home to a huge variety of hotels, chalets, and condominiums and Airbnb’a to suit all tastes and preferences. Many lodging options are equipped with Jacuzzis to help you stay warm.
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Whistler has something to offer everyone throughout the year, whether you’re a foodie, culture vulture, arts enthusiast, or an adrenaline junkie. Spring is one of the best times to visit the mountain: you can ski and snowboard, as well as dabble in paddling, biking, golfing, and hiking.
Whistler’s nightlife and dining scene is incredible: you can choose from elegant five-course meals or casual comfort food that everyone loves, including burgers and pizzas. Strip your snow gear for something sexier as you dance the night away, or unwind by the fireplace with a good book. No matter how you choose to enjoy, Whistler has got you covered.
The World Ski and Snowboard Festival takes place from April 10-14, 2019.
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