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Final weekend of WSSF fun

Catch the best of the festival, music and competitions to celebrate mountain culture
Dance night The End at the Whistler Conference Centre is the final party night of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival, on Saturday, April 16. FilE PHOTO by Dave Humphreys courtesy of WSSF

It's the final weekend of the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) and there are still plenty of opportunities to party, dance and sit in on competitions.

Tickets can be purchased for ticketed events online at or at the box office in front of the Whistler Conference Centre.

The State of the ART show continues in the foyer of the conference centre until the end of the festival.

WSSF ends on Sunday, April 17.


The music at the free FIDO Outdoor Concert Series on the WSSF Main Stage in Skier's Plaza includes: Thursday, April 14 — Willa 2:30 p.m.; Modern Space, 4 p.m.; Friday, April 15 — Live in the House, 4 p.m.; Skiitour 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 16 — The Hairfarmers, 12 p.m.; MarchFourth!, 2:30 p.m.; Five Alarm Funk, 5 p.m.; Mat the Alien, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; Chromeo DJ Set, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 17 — Andrew Hyatt 2:30 p.m., Tim Hicks, 4 p.m.

The Kokanee Freeride Concert Series brings Modern Space and Tim Hicks into local clubs for a night of partying. For more information visit

The Silent Disco is a unique party where you arrive, grab some headphones, choose from three DJs playing their music on three difference channels. You can mix and match, so long as you keep shaking.

It takes place at the Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC) on Friday, April 15 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $20.

WSSF finishes the parties on Saturday, April 16, at 10 p.m., with The End at the Whistler Conference Centre. The party night has Case of the Mondays, Mat the Alien, Neon Steve, and Pendulum DJ Set & Verse.


The 2016 World-Wide Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown on Thursday, April 14, at 8 p.m., is the pre-eminent action sports photography event in the world.

Five of the best photographers in this field pull together their careers' best work to showcase what they have done in far-flung parts of the world.

Best of Show at the Whistler Conference Centre gets the $10,000 first prize.

Competitors include Jussi Grznar, Jonathan Mehring, Scott Rinckenberger, Krystle Wright and Gabe L'Heureux.

Intersection on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m. is a night of the best in pro action sport filmmaking.

The chosen crews have seven days to shoot, edit and produce a five- to seven-minute ski and/or snowboarding film and capture a whole lot of shredding.

The competing 2016 teams are Andrew Santos Media, Rinse Mega Corporation International, The Big Picture, UBC Free Ride, and KSM Collective.

And if you miss any of the competitions, you get the chance to see the winning film from the 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, Interaction and the Pro Photographer Showdown at Best of the Fest.

All proceeds raised by the $25 tickets will go towards supporting a Syrian refugee family in Whistler for the next year.

For more information on Whistler's refugee response visit

Best of the Fest takes place on Sunday, April 17, at the Garibaldi Lift Company, at 8:30 p.m.