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WSSF Welcomes Back the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme

With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it’s hard not to start thinking about all the amazing events coming up. Back once again this April 10th - 15th, 2018 is North America’s largest snow sports, music, arts, and mountain culture festival.

Whistler WSSF Ski Festival 2018

The World Ski and Snowboard Festival has been a staple event in Whistler for over a decade, changing promoters over the years but always keeping the spirit of the festival alive. 2018 is expected to be no different with everybody's favourite events returning for the five day celebration of winter culture.

WSSF offers a little something for the whole family, with events such as; Olympus 72hr Filmmaker Showdown, Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown, Art & Soul, Intersection, Monster Energy Boarderstyle World Championships, Twisted Tea Slush Cup, and so much more. Spend your day watching or competing in competitions on Whistler Blackcomb then keep it going late into the night with a variety of after-parties and nightlife. Whether you’re at the World Ski and Snowboard Festival for the winter sports, the arts, or the non-stop partying, make sure you don’t miss a minute of the action by checking out the official WSSF 2018 schedule.

Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme 2018

Making it’s return to Whistler for WSSF in 2018, after a 20 year hiatus, is the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme! Titled the world’s steepest ski race, the Saudan Couloir hasn’t been in Whistler since 1988 but it’s return promises to bring out mountain legends, seasoned pros, and headstrong amateurs willing to test their might at this extreme race hurtling down 2280 feet on a 42 degree angle.

If you’re up for the challenge and think you can tackle the Couloir than you’ll be excited to know registration for the race opened today (Thursday, March 1). If you’re serious about entering the Saudan Couloir make sure you sign-up quickly because spots are expected to sell out!

Take a look at this video from the last time the Saudan Couloir Ski Race Extreme was in Whistler:

Whistler WSSF Accommodations

Make sure you’ve got your accommodations planned ahead of time for WSSF to minimize headaches! Evolution offers great deals and packages that’ll help make your vacation perfect!