The World Ski and Snowboard Festival is back for another year and we’re getting ready for a week of epicness to unfold. From ski and snowboard competitions on the snow slopes of Whistler Blackcomb to arts in the village and nightly events that draw out the whole town, it’s going to be one jam-packed week of festivities. WSSF 2019 is all about celebrating where it started, yes that’s right, Whistler and the people of Whistler. The festival is going back to its roots while keeping all of your favorite events on the calendar.

The WSSF team has managed to cram all of your favorite things into five days this year making each one full of potential for you to compete, spectate, be entertained, expand your mind and meet like-minded friends. The only thing is that most of these days wrap up around 10 pm and sometimes you just don’t want to stop your celebrating there. Well, that’s where we step in as the party people of Whistler. Check out our daily break down of what not to miss and how you can keep the party rolling beyond the WSSF 2019 schedule.


Wednesday, April 10th, 2019


On mountain Mum’s (and Friend’s) Mountain Classic and the JP Memorial will be taking place. Ski down to the village to check out The Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Michael Franti & Spearhead playing at the base of Whistler Mountain. At night Multiplicity will be taking place in the conference center.


World Ski and Snowboard Fest Kick-Off Party with a D.O.P.E Snowboard Giveaway. Doors Open at 7 PM at Buffalo Bills.

Wine and Whiskey Features all night at Tapleys

Multiplicity. Photo by Mitch Winton.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019


A quieter day on the mountain with only the JP Memorial taking place means you can give it your all! Old Soul Rebel and Little Destroyer will be slaying the stage apres ski in the Whistler Village. At night buckle up for one of the biggest nights of the week with the Pro Photographer Showdown.


The Thursday Sing-Along Dance Party at Tapleys. Enjoy our Sing-Along Atmosphere while hanging with friends, playing darts, or challenging the skeeball high score.

Official Pro Photographer Showdown Afterparty. Doors open at 7 PM at Buffalo Bills.

The evening conference center events are always a blast! Photo by Mitch Winton.

Friday, April 12th, 2019


It’s going to be a doozy so hopefully, you didn’t over do it on Thursday. The on-mountain events today take place on Blackcomb with the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme (you can still enter!), Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships, and at night the Big Air by Halaw Snowboard Invitational will be in Whistler Village. Skratch Bastid will be charging the stage Friday night and Swatch 72hr Filmmaker will be playing at the conference center.


72 Hour Film Festival After Party at The Longhorn Saloon.

Friday Night Live featuring Red Chair. Tapleys. at 9 PM. Ready to start your weekend off with a BANG? Get down to Tapley’s Pub and Rock the night away with Red Chair. This is a show you don’t want to miss.

Just Blaze at Garfinkels, doors at 9 PM.

Big Air photo provided by WSSF.

Saturday, April 13th, 2019


Another day of Saudan Couloir Race Extreme (you can still enter!), and Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships on Blackcomb, and at night the Big Air by Sp’akwus Ski Invitational will take place. Beats by Mat the Alien will keep the party firing all night. Closing out the evening events with the most sought after – Intersection!


Big Air and Patio Party with Paul Oakenfold at The Longhorn Saloon from 2 PM – 2 AM. Join us for a patio party of Epic Proportions. Get down here early to catch WSSF Big Air before Paul Oakenfold takes to the decks!

Locals Live featuring “Those Guys” at Tapleys at 9:30 PM. Party the night away with Those Guys, a local rock n’ roll band.

Ruby & Hale, 9 PM at The Firerock Lounge.

Supreme Saturday. Doors 9 PM at Garfinkels.

WSSF afterdark music series. Photo by Mitch Winton.

Sunday, April 14th, 2019


Close out the week with the Halfpipe Fam Jam and Twisted Tea Slush Cup, two fun and relaxed events for all! March Fourth will be the last act in the After Dark music series, but don’t worry, we gotcha covered after that!


World Ski and Snowboard Festival Close-Out Party at Buffalo Bills, doors at 7 PM.

Sunday Session ft. ED:Win at 9:30 PM, Tapleys.

And that’s a wrap on WSSF 2019! Photo by Mitch Winton.

Don’t forget that every night is the Swatch Art and Soul event, we love to support our local artists and this display is something else! Well, we’d like to think that’s more than enough events to keep you busy all week long. How much WSSF  do you think you can you cram into five days?! Show us by tagging us on social media! Gibbons Whistler Instagram or Gibbons Whistler Facebook are sure to be firing with festivities all week long!

Abby Cooper

A lover of all things outdoors, Abby Cooper is a splitboarder, hiker, adventurer, year-round snow seeker, photographer and writer.