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Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 9
Whistler Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 9

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler

World Ski & Snowboard Festival Day 9 - Apr 20, 2013

Date:Saturday, April 20, 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 20

The Shred Show | Big Air

Snowboarder lil

Where: Skiers Plaza | When: 7:30PM - 9:30PM | Cost: FREE

The premier event of the WSSF the Snowboard Big Air contest rules the night on 4/20. Join the thousands in attendance at Skiers Plaza beginning at 7:30PM. Watch some of the biggest names in the sport huck themselves off a custom made 75 foot table jump. Cheer on the riders as they compete for $25,000 in cash prizes.

State of the Art

State of the Art lilWhere: 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.

Fashion Exposed

Where: Skiers Plaza | When: 3:30PM - 4:30PM | Cost: FREE

For the first time ever Fashion Exposed will be held for FREE on the Main Stage at Skiers Plaza. Come see all the newest trends in the surf, ski and snowboard industry from labels like: Billabong, Eira, Powder Room, Ripzone, TB Apparel, Seafolly, Element, TNA and Volcom. Not to mention the local Whistler retailers who will be participation like:  Helly Hansen, Showcase Snowboard, Surf & Skate Shop and Amos & Andes. The kicker of the event is there will be $3000 worth of FREE merchandise thrown out to the crowd during the show. So make sure you get there plenty early and stake out a spot close enough to the stage to grab some FREE swag.

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.

G. Love & Special Sauce - 4PM
Swollen Members (during Big Air)

The End Party

Where: Whistler Conference Centre | When: 10PM - 4AM | Cost: $35

The name says it all... after a long week of contests, concerts and shows why not end the WSSF with one last party. The End party takes place at the Whistler Conference Centre which is capable of housing thousands of party goers. Enjoy DJ sets from local artists, Luke McKeehan and Neighbour while you revel in the visual set from The Funk Hunters.

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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