2013 World Ski and Snowboard Festival Feature Events
Artists confirmed for 2013 include Nas, The Arkells, G-Love and Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members, Beats Antique, Keller Williams, Kim Churchill and more.
What would a festival be without huge tunes? Kicking off the week is the BEGINNING, an opening party to set the scene. The fun continues all week with the free Outdoor Concert Series and the Bud Light Sponsored Freeride Club Series, the Bud Light Après Series and Bud Light Silent Disco. Stick around and experience the ultimate season ending party – the END.
World Skiing Invitational / AFP World Championship
Date to be confirmed
Slopestyle – Saturday, April 13
Slopestyle is a hugely integrated and technically challenging discipline, featuring jumps, rails, and features to challenge and intimidate even the best skiers in the world. The slopestyle for the WSI will be taking place in the Highest Level Park on Blackcomb.
Big Air – Daily from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
The Big Air jump, located at the base of Whistler Mountain, is the ultimate in ski-voyeurism. Not for the faint of heart, this jump will shock, amaze and intimidate, and that’s just the spectators! Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of Skier’s Plaza, and watch the mind-boggling aerial talents of the who’s who of the ski world throw down in one of the most impressive displays of raw talent and gutsy trick-wrangling in an attempt to walk away with the coveted title of Big Air Champion and endless bragging rights.
Outdoor Concert Series (FREE!)
Whistler offers up a 10-day program of free music concerts spanning a vast variety of genres. Featuring an awe-inspiring schedule of award-winning artists to keep the party pumping for the entire 10 days of the Festival.
State of the Art – Daily
Open througout the week, State of the Art is a showcase of creativity inspired by mountain culture. Sub-cultures and anti-movements are celebrated and portrayed in gritty and thought-provoking mediums. Local and international artists come from far and wide to create a community of urban, street and snow ingenuity pushing the boundaries of the State of the Art.
Olympus 72 hr. Filmmaker Showdown – **Tuesday, April 16 SOLD OUT** Encore Wednesday, April 17
Relying purely on originality, craft, speed and endurance, the OLYMPUS 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown distills the art of film-making into its purest form – taking creative vision from concept to reality in record time in order for it to be enjoyed on the big screen by an 1800-strong audience. Filmmakers are tasked to shoot, edit and produce a 3-5 minute short film within 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours. New for 2013, the 72hr. Filmaker Showdown will be held over two nights with the winner of the Showdown announced the first night and the People’s Choice Award on the second night.
Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown – **Thursday, April 18 SOLD OUT**
As the preeminent action sports photography contest in the world, the OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown is an unparalleled celebration of still images and of the commitment shown to build a body of work that captures time and captivates the human spirit. $17,000 in cash prizes have been allocated, cementing the World Ski and Snowboard Festival’s OLYMPUS Pro Photographer Showdown as the World’s preeminent action sports photography event.
Intersection – Friday, April 19
Intersection sees action sport filmmaking pushed to its limits. Filmmakers have only seven days to shoot, edit and produce a 5-7 minute extreme sports short film. The final results of their efforts will be played at this event.
The Shred Show: A Snowboarding Event – Wednesday, April 17 to 21
This year’s Shred Show will feature Slopestyle, Big Hip, Boarderstyle and Mogul Duel. The Slopestyle and Big Hip are TTR World Snowboard Tour 5-star events.
Visit wssf.com for a complete schedule of events.
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