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2017 Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival DAY 8 - Apr 14, 2017

Date:    Friday, April 14, 2017
Time:    TBA
Where:  Whistler Blackcomb

Are you ready for this? The WSSF is back!

It's the festival that takes the spirit of spring in Whistler and mixes it with the best of our mountain culture for 10 days of non-stop, home-grown awesome.

Art, music, photography, film making, ski and snowboard competitions and non-stop nightlife, PLUS some of the best spring skiing and après sessions you'll ever have.

Friday, April 14 Schedule

State of the Art

Where: Whistler Conference Centre | When: 12 PM - 6 PM

Whether you work as a graffiti artist, landscape painter or sculpture, State of the Art welcomes all aspects of the art scene for a week long exhibition held at the Whistler Conference Centre. Many of the creations are inspired by the local mountain culture but anything goes at this amazing celebration of life and art.

There is no entry fee, guests can stroll around the Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, talk to the artists and even purchase your favourite piece.

State of the Art

Olympus 72HR Filmmaker Showdown (Encore Screening)

Where: Whistler Conference Centre | When: 12 PM - 3 PM

Catch an Encore screening of the event on Friday, April 14 **

This one of a kind film making showcase strips the essence of filming and editing down to the bare bones. Participants are tasked with filming, editing and producing a 3 - 5 minute short film within a 100km radius of Whistler over the course of 72 hours.

Film makers must rely on originality, craft, speed and endurance. Favours must be called in and coffee must be on stand by in order to take your vision from concept to reality.

At the conclusion of the film edit, filmmakers will have the chance to screen their masterpiece in front of 1500+ people at the Whistler Conference Centre. An expert panel of judges will be on hand out over $10'000 in prize money, including the always coveted Best in Show award. Register for this year's event or purchase tickets at the WSSF website.

WSSF Filmmaker Showdown

Intersection

Where: Whistler Conference Centre When: Doors 8 PM / Show 9 PM

Film crews are tasked with filming and editing a 5 - 7 minute ski/snowboard film that incorporates artistic vision and whole lot of shredding. The catch! Filmmakers only have 7 days to shoot, edit and produce the film + it must be shot within 100km of Whistler and must feature 30 seconds of park footage and 30 seconds of WB in-bound terrain.

A crowd of 1500+ strong will pack the Whistler Conference Centre to take in the nights footage! A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the Best of Show as decided by a panel of expert judges. For more information on participating in this event or getting tickets visit the WSSF website.

Keys N Krates & Pham | FIDO Free Outdoor Concert Series

Where: Main Stage - Skier's Plaza, Excalibur Gondola | When: 2:30 - 5:30PM

It's Friday night in the village, time to bring out the DJ's. Keys N Krates, are a Canadian EDM duo that rose to fame a couple years back with their song "Dum Dee Dum". Well they didn't stop there, they've been putting out quality dance music on the regular along with some great music videos. If you want to get the party started on Friday, make your way the the Skier's Plaza where there is sure to be a massive dance party going on.

Silent Disco Party

Where: Garibaldi Lift Co. (GLC) When: 9 PM

Pick your soundtrack during the Silent Disco Party at the GLC. Upon entry you will be supplied with a pair of headphones, when you hit the dance floor choose between three DJs playing on three different channels. Switch it up, mix it up and keep on grooving all night long.

WSSF Silent Disco

Whistler Alternative

When visiting Whistler, consider staying at Pemberton Valley Lodge. We offer several advantages over Whistler hotels…

 1  Only 20 minutes

You can get to the Village faster from our Lodge than you can from some parts of Whistler Resort.

 2  Save money

Whistler hotels typically charge for parking. We don't. And you get bigger rooms for your dollar.

 3  Ski shuttle

Our complimentary shuttle bus runs on weekends from the Lodge to and from Whistler Blackcomb.

Pemberton Valley Lodge Green Hotel Initiatives

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