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Coming Soon: The Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival
  • Feb 28, 2015
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  • 2 minutes
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When readers of SKI Magazine vote you North America’s No. 1 overall ski resort, you’ve earned the right to strut a little. And from April 10–19, that’s exactly what the tiny mountain village of Whistler has in mind.

With 3,307 skiable hectares, 1,610 yards in vertical drop and enough fresh powder to keep everyone afloat, British Columbia’s Whistler Blackcomb is naturally graced with exactly what it takes to be one of the world’s most popular winter destinations. But the famous all-season playground doesn’t miss a trick in any of the other categories that make up mountain culture, and they’re all on display at the Whistler World Ski & Snowboard Festival—where there truly is something for everyone, including dog lovers and their best friends.

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“Party in April, sleep in May” is the prevailing mantra of festival organizers, who are rolling out 10 days of nonstop entertainment for people who want to play. By day, check out the latest in ski and snowboard technology at the Demo Park, and plot your future toys. On Blackcomb Mountain, take in the World Skiing Invitational Big Air plus slopestyle, halfpipe and superhit events at the World Skiing Invitational. The Shred Show showcases world-class talent in boarderstyle, slopestyle and big air. And don’t miss Silence of the Slams, a blood-curdling roller derby grudge match between the hometown Black Diamond Betties and the Sea to Sky Sirens from Squamish. You’ll be shocked and amazed.

Cool it down a bit with adventure storytelling at the conference centre and a stroll through the State of the ART gallery, where local art and artists gather: Don’t miss the Graffiti Battle, a live art celebration and, of course, DogFest. But be prepared to crank it back up at night with a series of outdoor concerts, dances and films.

By the end of the week, you’ll be begging for sleep.

For more information, visit www.wssf.com

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