Most frequent questions and answers
No. There is no admission fee to take part in the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Many of the events are free! Tickets are required for a few of the evening events, including Multiplicity, the Pro Photographer Showdown the 72hr. Filmmaker Showdown, and Intersection.
Some sporting events take place on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountains. If you’d like to spectate at these events, you’ll need to have a pass to uplift.
Be sure to check out individual event pages to see which events are free, ticketed, or require mountain access.
WSSF takes place all over Whistler Village. Some sporting events take place on the mountains, while most events are in the Village, at the Whistler Conference Centre, or various venues around town. Look for the official WSSF Program Guide, available at a variety of spots around town, including the Whistler Visitor Centre and the Village Host kiosks, located throughout the Village stroll. Guides include a detailed map of where and when all the action’s going down, making it easy for you to navigate and make the most of the festival.
Yes, a lift ticket is required to watch the on-hill events. Information about lift tickets can be found at www.whistlerblackcomb.com or at Guest Relations, located at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains.
The World Ski & Snowboard Festival isn’t just about skiing or snowboarding – there are lots of events for everyone to enjoy. Check out the inspiring art on display at Art+Soul in the Whistler Conference Centre, and stick around ‘til the evening to catch the cultural shows that light up the night in the same venue. Watch the Ski and Snowboard Big Air competitions live from Skiers Plaza, and enjoy free concerts in the Village, as well as at Whistler’s restaurants and bars. WSSF has something for everyone who wants to experience and immerse themselves in Whistler’s unique mountain culture.
All sales for ticketed WSSF events are done online. Ticket barcodes will be scanned at the door, so be sure to have tickets pulled up on your smartphone, or printed, when you arrive at the event.
WSSF hosts both invitational and participatory events. Check the descriptions of individual sporting events for full details.
Athletes will be confirmed closer to the festival. Check back on wssf.com closer to the festival or stay tuned to @WSSF on Instagram, Twitter and “World Ski and Snowboard Festival – WSSF” on Facebook for all the details.
The full entertainment roster will be announced in the new year. Check back on wssf.com closer to the festival or stay tuned to @WSSF on Instagram and Twitter and “World Ski and Snowboard Festival – WSSF” on Facebook for all the details.
The free concerts in Skiers Plaza are all-ages and open to everyone. For shows taking place at bars and clubs around town, you will need to be of legal drinking age and provide required ID to get in.
Whatever the weather, the WSSF party goes on! Layer up and come get amongst it with us, come rain, shine or snow. This goes for all outdoor events, including sport and music. If Mother Nature throws a real big curveball our way, we may have to shuffle the schedule a bit. Stay tuned to @WSSF on Instagram and Twitter and “World Ski and Snowboard Festival – WSSF” on Facebook for all the latest.
Whistler has multiple parking options, some is paid parking and some is free parking. More information on parking can be found at https://www.whistler.ca/services/transportation/parking