Travel Blog

1 Mar

Miss Whis: WSSF wants YOU!

The 18th annual World Ski and Snowboard Festival is rolling around quicker than ever this year! (either that, or time’s just flying faster with every year we age.). All of a sudden it will be April and the first signs of Spring will have sprung. We have just over one short month until the biggest party of the year arrives, and we can’t wait! The festival is the ultimate season-ender bash, with 10 days of free music concerts, arts shows, film and photo competitions, fashion show, skiing and snowboarding competitions and so much more. For anyone who hasn’t lived through WSSF before, you are in for a treat!


The festival will be held April 12-21, 2013 and organisers are urging everyone to get their tickets to popular events such as the Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown (April 16th sold out, April 17th still available), Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown (sold out), Intersection, Bud Light Silent Disco, The END, and more! The schedule is online HERE and tickets can be purchased HERE.


If you’ve experienced a few WSSF’s, you’re new to town and want to meet more people, you’re interested in events, you love socialising or you simply want to get the ultimate festival experience, then you should really consider volunteering. The festival employs over 300 volunteers annually to assist with everything from logistics and operations, security, blogging and photography, media accreditation, on-hill action, music coordination, sponsor activation and more! The volunteers really are the cogs in this well-oiled machine, and truly make every thing happen at ground level. Without them, the organisers would be spluttering messes, fuelled only by Bud Light and Monster Energy. Not a pretty sight. So, please don’t let the hard-working team at WSSF lose momentum, or inspiration; come along and volunteer for the festival of a lifetime! There’s an awesome volunteer party and swag giveaways at the end of the festival, plus you’ll make a slew of new friends, learn about the event industry, connect with the right people and generally have a blast! At a time when things are slowing down in the village, the WSSF is here to inject a massive dose of fun, excitement and passion back into Whistler. We’d love it if you could join us!

There will be a volunteer recruitment evening in mid-March at the GLC (Beer!); date and time TBA. To learn more about volunteering, and to sign up, click HERE.

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