The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) is thrilled to unveil the six elite crews set to compete in this year’s Intersection. These dynamic teams will embark on a 12-day journey to capture, edit, and submit their captivating four to six-minute films, all vying for the coveted first-place prize of $10,000. With a total cash prize pool of $17,000 up for grabs, the competition promises to showcase unparalleled creativity and skill in the realm of snow sports filmmaking. Amongst the veterans include Geoff Brown, Brin Alexander, and Sam Tuff. New to this competition include Valerie St-Arnaud, Cristóbal Ruiz and Truth Smith.

Geoff Brown, the winner of last year’s Intersection is back again with his crew Out of Service! At last year’s event they brought the heat with their film featuring some serious boarding and sledding all while making the audience laugh with their South Park themed intro and outro.

Brin Alexander, born Whistler local and part-time stunt man, Brin is back this year and hungry for that first place title after winning second place in 2023. Team captain to The Dongboys, this crew specializes in bringing the “wow” factor in the backcountry as well as the park.

Sam Tuff and The Dead Barbie’s enthusiastically embraced the challenge after receiving an invitation last year, marking the inception of their journey into the realm of videography. Their dedication paid off as they clinched third place and won the People’s Choice award!

Valerie St-Arnaud, a seasoned filmmaker with a love for the mountains and storytelling, is gearing up for a fresh challenge—capturing the quirky humour and tight-knit camaraderie of the ski and snowboard community. Featuring the likes of Maria Thomsen, Grete Eliassen, Tara Jane Hickey, Marie-Pier Prefontaine and others!

Truth Smith, born and raised Whistler kid, is ready to step up to the challenge alongside Caleb Chomlack, Lane Weaver, Finn Finestone, Zak Murray and more up and coming snowboarders who “just love to board.” This young crew is ready to compete with the big dogs.

Intersection is co-produced by Chris Rasman, Mark Sollors and Jody Wachniak. Judges for this year’s event include Jeff Schmuck, Alex Armstrong, Chris Rasman and Jody Wachniak.

New for 2024, talented ski & snowboard crews were invited to apply, with six crews hand- selected by event producers. Each crew will share a four to six minute video, showcasing their skill, creativity and motivation before a live audience on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Event tickets will go on sale early March.

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Born out of a love for mountain culture, the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) has been the ultimate après of the winter season since 1996. During this annual celebration of snow sports, music, arts, and culture, we showcase Whistler’s reputation as a mecca for mountain culture.

WSSF gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the by the Resort Municipality
of Whistler through the Resort Municipality Initiative. It is proudly supported by Tourism Whistler; Skullcandy, Whistler Blackcomb, Oakley, Gogglesoc, Snowbus, Encore, Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler; Ineos Grenadier, Forecast Ski Magazine; King Snow Magazine; Mountain FM; Scandinave Spa Whistler; and Gibbons Whistler.

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