Whistler Telus WSSF April 16-25

WHISTLER, Canada, December 9, 2003 — Whistler’s TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival — called the biggest party in all of “snow-dom” — has announced its dates for 2004. The Festival, which celebrates the end of the snow season for most, but the beginning of Whistler’s second season, will take place April 16-25.

In its 9th year, the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival has evolved into a 10-day, 240 hour, 14,400 minute “blast of rock and awe” (Vancouver Sun) filled with a raging myriad of free outdoor concerts, world-class sporting events, photography and film exposes, non-stop nightlife, and the best spring skiing and riding conditions on the planet.

Daily: The Festival Mainstage will once again rock the base of Whistler everyday with over 30 bands scheduled to perform during the free DKNY//JEANS Outdoor Concert Series.

Nightly: The Kokanee Freeride Series is growing in 2004 to feature international DJs and rockin’ bands in Whistler clubs every night of the Festival.

April 16-18: The Festival opens with a bang with the Ripzone Snowboard Invitational — superstar riders converging on Whistler for three days of snowboarding madness.

April 17: Back on the schedule for 2004 is Words & Stories, a new event at last year’s Festival where acclaimed writers came together to tell their stories of mountain culture, life and adventure.

April 19-23: New in ’04 is the Canadian Technical Skiing Championships. This exciting international competition includes groups, pair and individual events and qualifiers for the World Powder 8’s.

April 20, 22: In their seventh year, the Exposure Pro Photography events continue the tradition of launching the careers of emerging action sports photographers and celebrating the work of legends.

April 21: In its short two-year existence, the Filmmaker Showdown has become one of the most sought after tickets at the Festival and continues to explode in 2004.

April 23-25: The World Skiing Invitational will again close the Festival, celebrating the end of the competitive season with its renowned night-time Salomon Big Air — Whistler’s self-proclaimed party of the year.

Additional events taking place at the TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival include the one-of-a-kind Whistler Dog Fest, Kidzone, the Adventure Village, Super Demo Days and much more. For details on these and all the Festival events, check out the website at www.whistler2004.com.

The TELUS World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Ripzone Snowboard Invitational and World Skiing Invitational are produced by W1 Inc., Whistler’s largest sports and entertainment marketing company. For further information visit www.w1.ca or contact W1 at 604-938-3399.