Every April as the sun comes out and the ski season comes to a close, Whistler hosts the biggest annual gathering of winter sports, music, arts and culture, the World Ski and Snowboard Festival.
It lives up to it's motto of ‘Party in April. Sleep in May', so much so that we have attended for the last 5 years.
Not only will you find some of the world's best skiers and snowboarders competing head to head in remarkable big air competitions that everyone can watch from the village, but you will also find free concerts by top tier bands, art shows and one of our favourite events, the pro-photographer showdown, bringing together the world's top action sports photographers. Also be sure to check out the "Silent Disco".
Every aspect of mountain culture and life is celebrated here, from fashion, to art, to music to the athletes. If you love the mountains it's an event not to be missed.