World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is returning to Whistler from April 10-16, 2023! For the 2023 festival, WSSF will return to its grassroots origins and focus on Sea to Sky artists and athletes, reimagined fan-favorite multimedia events from previous years, and venue-specific music programming.

Events to Look Forward to


Presented by Helly Hansen
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Billed as the steepest ski and snowboard race in the world, the Saudan Couloir Race Extreme is the stuff of Whistler legend. Skiers and snowboarders will test their fitness, skill, and fortitude as they race from the top of the Saudan Couloir, a double-black run on Blackcomb Mountain, down to the bottom of Jersey Cream Chair. The race started in 1987 and is a festival highlight that brings out the legends of ski racing, big mountain pros, and a healthy dose of amateur skiers who aren’t afraid to charge down 2,500 vertical feet of thigh-burning hell. 

Photo – @wintonphotos


Presented by Corona Tropical
Sunday, April 16, 2023
 Have you got what it takes to charge through spring snow and send it across a slushy ice pond, preferably with style? More importantly, do you have the right animal suit/vintage onesie/superhero outfit/budgie smuggler in which to get the job done? Prizes for Best Costume, Best Trick, Best Wipe-Out, and more, are up for grabs at this annual fan-favourite event.