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Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 2
Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 2

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World Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 2 - Apr 13, 2013

Date:Saturday, April 13, 2013

WSSF 2013

The biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture in North America, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival asks you to take heed the festival motto: Party in April. Sleep in May.” Yup… the Festival is certainly a celebration. But we think if you do want to sleep (a bit) you can quite comfortably at the Aava Whistler Hotel. Get your tickets at wssf.com.

Check out the events for Saturday, April 13

World Skiing Invitational

WSSF Ski Competition

Where: Blackcomb Terrain Park | Cost: FREE

The World Skiing Invitational is a 3 day event featuring some of the best freestyle skiers in the world. There will be two events featured at this year's event slopestyle and big air. You can watch the competitors get ready for the slopestyle event from 10AM - 1PM in the Blackcomb Terrain Park.

Later on that night the Skiers Big Air event will take place at the base of Whistler Mountain (Skiers Plaza). Qualifiers take place from 5PM to 6:15PM followed by the finals from 6:30PM to 7PM.

Mascot Mayhem

Where: Village Square | When: 1PM | Cost: FREE

The official mascot of the WSSF, Big Air Bear, is celebrating his 11 birthday this year. Join us for Bear's b-day as he and his cuddly companion’s party, party with competitions and challenges that will make you scream with laughter. This is a great event to bring the kids too and kids at heart.

State of the Art

Where: Whistler Conference Centre | Cost: FREE

State of the Art is a FREE art show held during the entire festival. The art show will be open daily inside the Whistler Conference Centre. Over 50 artists are participating in this year's event more than ever before. Check out the gallery hours, April 12 - 20: 12PM to 6PM, April 21: 10AM to 2PM.

Concert Series

WSSF 2012 Music Festival

Where: Skiers Plaza | Cost: FREE

One of the highlights of the Festival is the FREE Concert Series daily at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Live musical acts & DJ's spin tunes daily. Check out the acts for Friday, April 12.

Mat the Alien - 6:30PM
Nas - 8PM

The Beginning Party

Where: Whistler Conference Centre | Cost: $35

Party all night long at the official launch party of the WSSF, The Beginning Party. The party takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre from 10PM to 4AM. Roots drummer and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon regular ?UESTLOVE will be performing a special DJ set. The Conference Centre is capable of housing thousands so if you want to attend the biggest party of the festival this is your chance.

Looking for Somewhere to Stay During WSSF?

Reservations StaffAava Whistler Hotel offers amazing Whistler hotel accommodations smack dab in the middle of WSSF activities. If you have any questions or need any help booking your Whistler vacation during the Festival contact our in-resort, friendly, knowledge team. We look forward to having you here!

Photos: Steve Rogers

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