Whistler Blackcomb, synonymous with burly mountains and big-time fun, will once again host what is possibly the northern hemisphere’s most eclectic spring festival. The annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival continues virtually ‘round the clock for 10 days and nights and fuses snow sports, music and arts to celebrate everything that’s core to Whistler’s mountain culture.
Concerts are also part of TELUS Photo by Mike Crane
Whistler Blackcomb once again got pummeled with snow this winter and has excellent spring conditions. After ripping massive vertical, head to the base for free daily concerts with acts including Swollen Members, Michael Franti & Friends and The Sheepdogs. And don’t miss the Big Air segment of the AFP World Championship. Thousands gather at the base of Whistler Mountain to watch the world’s top ski pros perform mind-blowing aerial maneuvers. As a bonus, Mountain resort employees (worldwide) get 50 percent off daily lift tickets during the festival.
Fashion Show at TELUS Photo by Mike Crane
Other notable TELUS events: Whistler Dog Fest, State of the ART (showcasing up to 40 artists and a diverse range of mediums), and Pecha Kucha (highly entertaining rapid-fire form of PowerPoint presentations).
When: April 13-22, 2012
Where: Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains