Have a blast at the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival at Whistler, fresh snow

Posted By: Selma Al-Faqih on April 18, 2010 1:07 pm

The 15th annual TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival is now underway at Whistler and will go strong for 10 days.

OK so it is not quite the Olympics but it is still a pretty good event.

It claims to be the biggest snow event on the planet in late April each year, and this season has the double bonus of being the ultimate after-party after the Olympics.

It is also being staged at the end of what is so far the resort’s second-snowiest-ever season. Over 14.3m of snow has fallen. 

The festival includes daily free outdoor concerts, film, photography, fashion and multimedia events as well as ski and snowboard contests and night time events.

“This spring-time Festival cranks the energy level up in Whistler several notches when ski resorts around the world are winding down,” says a statement from the resort.

Almost all of the ski area is currently open with the chance to ski the Olympic downhill runs.

Whistler Blackcomb is open for skiing and riding through to May 24 – Whistler Mountain through April 25th and Blackcomb Mountain to May 24th.

For details of the snow conditons in Whistler with information and pictures provided by a PlanetSKI reporter in the resort, see our weekly snow overview.