Snow Enthusiasts' Paradise

Get ready for an exhilarating week in Whistler as we welcomes the much-anticipated 2024 World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) from April 8th to 14th. This annual event is a celebration of all things snow, showcasing the best in skiing, snowboarding, film, and mountain culture. 

Here are just a few of the exciting events happening during the festival:


When: 8PM - 10PM, Tuesday – April 9, 2024

Where: Westin Ballroom

Close-up of setting up a camera by snowy ground near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Lights, camera, action! The 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown is a thrilling competition where teams have just 72 hours to shoot, edit, and produce a short film. The creativity and talent on display during this event are truly inspiring, making it a must-see for film enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.



When: Friday – April 12, 2024

Where: Saudan Couloir, Blackcomb Mountain

Man ski racing on snowy pathway near Blackcomb Springs Suites

Billed as the steepest ski and snowboard race in the world, Watch as pro and amateur skiers race down a double-black run that's named as one of the “9 Most Terrifying Ski Slopes in the World". This race ushes athletes to their limits as they navigate through narrow chutes and icy couloirs. It's a test of skill, courage, and sheer determination, and spectators are guaranteed an adrenaline-packed experience.



When: Sunday – April 14, 2024

Crowded snowy pathway in Slush Cup event over an icy water pool near Blackcomb Springs Suites

And finally, what better way to end the festival than with the infamous Slush Cup? This fun and festive event sees participants donning creative costumes as they attempt to ski or snowboard across a pool of icy water. It's a hilarious spectacle that never fails to entertain, drawing cheers and laughter from the crowd as daring competitors take the plunge.


Off the Lip: The Rise of Snowboarding in Whistler - Special Exhibition

Where: Whistler Museum

Man snowboarding over hills with a scenic view near Blackcomb Springs Suites

The emergence of snowboarders on Whistler's slopes during the late 1980s stirred up a buzz within the local community. While its introduction wasn't without its challenges, this fresh and "youthful" sport persevered, ultimately reshaping the landscape of the resort. Exploring the origins of snowboarding in Whistler, its enduring impact on the resort, and its significance within the global snowboarding community, the Whistler Museum's latest temporary exhibit, delves deep into this transformative journey.



Dining table & TV lounge area by the bed in Studio at Blackcomb Springs Suites


Spacious studio suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony and a gas fireplace. Perfect for solo travellers, couples, or small families. 

  • 430 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: Queen Bed and Queen Sofa Bed
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Dining table & kitchen by the living area in 1 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

1 Bedroom Suite

One-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four and a gas fireplace.

  • 560 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 2
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Bedroom and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room 
  • Max Occupancy: 4
Fireplace by TV lounge area in 2 Bedroom Suite at Blackcomb Springs Suites

2 Bedroom Suite

Two-bedroom suites feature a full kitchen, private balcony, and spacious living area, dining for four, a gas fireplace, and two bathrooms.

  • 880 square feet
  • Number of Beds: 4
  • Bedding Configuration: King Bed in Master Bedroom, Twin Beds in Second Bedroom, and Queen Sofa Bed in Living Room
  • Max Occupancy: 6