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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tickets to sold-out WSSF events still available with package

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - April 1, 2013 

Tickets to sold-out WSSF events still available with package


Suggested tweet: Free NAS concert at Whistler as part of WSSF lineup; packages available including tickets to sold out events

Whistler, B.C. – In Whistler, the worlds of music, art and sport combine to embody the essence of mountain culture and each year, over a 10-day period in April, that culture is brought to the forefront with the World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

The WSSF -- April 12-21, 2013 -- is the ultimate mountain festival, wrapping up each winter season in a fury of energy that is distinctly Whistler. The resort comes to life with a non-stop lineup of action and entertainment.

The musical lineup for this year’s festival includes a free outdoor concert series featuring the likes of hip-hop artist Nas (performing at 8 p.m. April 13), The Arkells, G-Love and Special Sauce, K-OS, Swollen Members, Beats Antique, Keller Williams, Kim Churchill and more. The festival kicks off with opening party the BEGINNING and continues with the free outdoor concert series, the Bud Light Sponsored Club Freeride series, the Bud Light Après series and Bud Light Silent Disco. It all wraps up with the ultimate season ending party – aptly named the END.

On the sports front, WSSF welcomes the World Skiing Invitational/ AFP World Championship with slopestyle and big air competitions. This year’s WSSF brings the Sea to Sky competitive set inside the Whistler Conference Centre with Vengeance in the Valley – the resort’s first roller derby bout, featuring Whistler’s Black Diamond Betties and the Squamish Sea to Sky Sirens. 

Events such as Fashion Exposed, Intersection, film and photography competitions, State of the Art, the Mountain Multiplicity Show, filmmaker screenings, Best of the Fest and the Chairlift review round out the arts schedule of the festival.

Popular events such as the Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown and the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown – the preeminent action sports photography contest in the word -- are already sold out, but this year tickets can still be had by purchasing a WSSF festival package on Three night, two-day stay and ski packages start at $87 per night (based on two adults in a hotel room from April 12-21, 2013) and include three nights’ accommodation and a two-day lift ticket per person, plus two filmmaker or pro photographer showdown tickets. For shorter stays, moderate room only rates start from $99 per night.

For the inside scoop on the WSSF (and all Whistler happenings) be sure to read the Whistler Insider blog.

Whistler-based travel consultants at can customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, ground transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.WHISTLER (1.800.944.7853) to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.




Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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