A great benefit of living in Vancouver is our proximity to Whistler, one of the best four-season resorts in North America. We can ski, snowboard and snow shoe in the winter, hike and zip line in the summer, all within easy distance—just a few hours away--of Vancouver.
One of Whistler’s great annual events, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF), is rapidly becoming world famous. A free, 10-day celebration of snow sports, music, arts and mountain life, the WSSF has events for everyone of every age.
- When: April 12 – 21, 2013
- Where: Blackcomb and Whistler Mountains and Whistler village, Whistler, BC
- Getting to the World Ski & Snowboard Festival: Driving up is easy for most Vancouverites, but there are other options, too. Take the Whistler Mountaineer train, with its fantastic Sea-to-Sky corridor scenic views, or get there by bus.
For music lovers, there are free outdoor music concerts every day on the main stage in Whistler village, making this the biggest free outdoor concert series in North America. See the concert schedule for this year's performers.
For sports lovers, events include the World Skiing Invitational & AFP World Championship, the multi-day Shred Show, a demo park, and Mascot Mayhem.
There are also film and fashion events, family activities, art exhibits, and the Whistler DogFest and dog parade.
Mountain culture and arts are on display everywhere, so take time to tour through the village. The free music concerts continue at night at the village clubs and bars, part of Kokanee’s Freeride Club Series.
Complete schedule of WSSF events: World Ski & Snowboard Festival site.