The AFP World Championship is coming to Whistler, April 19 – 22

April 13th, 2012 by

The World Skiing Invitational, which includes the AFP World Championship, is right around the corner, starting up next Thursday, April 19, with the slopestyle qualifiers. The slopestyle, big air and superpipe contests will cap the long-standing Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, which gets underway today.

Although the AFP World Championship will be the focus of our coverage next week, as the top-ranked skiers battle it out for top honors in the rankings, the Festival has become much more than just a competition. Each night, a different art event takes place at the Whistler Convention Center, and if you're in Whistler, you want to get tickets to these spectacles ASAP. We've outlined some of our favorites below.

As an added bonus, daily free concerts take place in town. This year's talent includes Swollen Members, Trouble Andrew, Dragonette, Michael Franti, and more.

See below for a schedule of key events (or click here for the official schedule), and watch this video from the Voleurz boys, shot in the Blackcomb park where the slopestyle event will take place.

Key Events:

April 17 – Olympus 72 Hour Filmmaker Showdown

April 18 – Intersection

April 19 – Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown

April 20 – Slopestyle Finals

April 21 – Big Air Finals

April 22 – Superpipe Finals

April 22 – Association of Freeskiing Professionals Award Ceremony

Confirmed Athletes (per the WSSF website):
Alex Schlopy
Bobby Brown
David Wise
Devin Logan
Gus Kenworthy
James Woods
Joss Christensen
Jossi Wells
Kai Mahler
Kaya Turski
Maddie Bowman
Nick Goepper
Noah Bowman
Rosalind Groenewoud
Russ Henshaw
Tom Wallisch
Torin Yater-Wallace

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