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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 24 to 31, 2015

Whistler is proud to host the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival (formerly WinterPRIDE), one of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. The LGBTQ pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, parties, comedy nights and social events. Book early to save on accommodation and stay and ski packages.

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Event Schedule

With 8 days filled with over 60 events the energy and diversity of the festival is reflected in the schedule. Enjoy Whistler Blackcomb's incredible terrain for skiing and riding each day and a new social event every night.

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2015 Schedule - Celebrating 23 Years

Saturday, January 24
10 PM - Close Glitter Club 560

Sunday, January 25
4 PM - 7 PM Welcome Reception TBA

Monday, January 26
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski TBA
8 PM - 10 PM Film Festival Rainbow Theatre
9 PM - Close Bollywood Party Moe Joe's

Tuesday, January 27
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski TBA
8 PM - 10 PM Film Festival Rainbow Theatre
9 PM - Close Cowboy Party Buffalo Bills

Wednesday, January 28
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski Whistler Conference Centre
8 PM - 10 PM Margaret Cho Night of Comedy BUY TICKETS Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - Close Gender Bender Party Garfinkel's

Thursday, January 29
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - 2 AM Pool Party Meadow Park Sports Centre

Friday, January 30
3 PM Whistler's 5th Annual Pride March Skier's Plaza
4 PM - 7 PM T-Dance Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - Close Furrocious Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - Close White Out Garfinkel's
9 PM - Close Purrlesque TBA

Saturday, January 31
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - 4 AM Snowball 23 Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM - Close WOW Party - Women of Whistler Pride and Ski Garibaldi Lift Co.

Daily January 28 - 31
10 AM - 5 PM Consumer Expo Village Stroll
10 AM Complimentary Whistler Pride Ski and Snowboard Guiding On Mountain

Margaret Cho - Night of Comedy

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Times: Doors at 7:30 | Opening Act 8:00 PM | Headliner 9:00 PM*
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Sea to Sky Ballroom
Description: An incredible night of comedy with the award winning Margaret Cho with special guest Kate Willett.


Seating Plan

Level Price
Zone A - VIP Tickets from $95
Zone B - Premium Tickets from $60
Zone C - General Tickets From $50

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*Seating and start times subject to change. Ages 19+ FOR MATURE AUDIENCES. Taxes and Service fees not included in ticket price.

Entertainer Bios

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho is a two time Grammy and recent Emmy nominee as well as being honored by LA Pride with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an individual whose lifetime body of work has left a lasting major imprint on the LGBT community. Through her hard work, Margaret has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend her point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in her field.

She takes none of it for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people. A lot people who come to my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a safe alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.”

Special Guest - Kate Willett^

Kate Willett is a San Francisco based comedian, storyteller, writer, and actor. San Francisco Magazine says she’s a “comedian you should know about.” She’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv and has appeared in a number of festivals including the San Francisco Sketchfest. She’s opened for some of her favorite comedians including Margaret Cho and Anthony Jeselnik.

^Selene Luna was due to appear as the special guest, however a last minute change to the opening act was required as a result of health issues.

LGBTQ in Whistler

GayWhistler is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community and produces and promotes GayWhistler ski week, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, every year. View Website.

Alpenglow Productions Corporation (APC) is a gay and lesbian travel and event company creating gay-welcoming destinations and events at partner resorts.

The GayWhistler/Alpenglow Team, in partnership, is dedicated to bringing alternative vacation options to the gay and lesbian community worldwide.

Whistler is proud to be the destination of choice for gay and lesbian travellers year round, featuring TAG Approved accommodation. Whistler is also an ideal location for same-sex weddings. More information.

WinterPRIDE March in Whistler Village

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival:
New Name, Bigger Game in 2015

Guest blogger Barb Snelgrove returns to reveal what's on at this year's fest which is back with a new name and better than ever.

Gay Pride Flag

Gay-Friendly Whistler: A Year-Round
Destination for the LGBTQ Community

TAG® approved accommodation, activities, festivals and nightlife make Whistler the ideal spot for adventurous people in the LGBTQ community.

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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Photos

Official Host Hotel

Aava Hotel Whistler

Prefered Hotel Partner

Whistler Pride Hotels

Associate Hotel Partners

Fairmont Hotel Whistler
Whistler Pride Accommodation
Whistler Pride Hotels