Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 23 to 31, 2016

Whistler is proud to host the 24th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, one of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. The LGBT pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, parties, arts and culture and social events. Book early to save on accommodation and stay and ski packages.

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.

Tickets and Passes

Tickets and passes are available online from the official event website.

Event Schedule

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Saturday, January 23
10 PM - Close Avalanche Encore (Vancouver)

Sunday, January 24
4 PM - 7 PM Welcome Reception Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn

Monday, January 25
9 AM - 12 PM Snowmobile Fresh Tracks BC Tour TAG Whistler - Cougar Mountain
9:45 AM Whistler Ski Guiding Whistler Mountain - Roundhouse Lightboard
3 PM - 6 PM Après Ski Monday Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
8 PM - 10 PM Relax Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
9 PM - Close Long John Party Moe Joe's

Tuesday, January 26
9:45 AM Blackcomb Ski Guiding Blackcomb Mountain - Glacier Creek Lodge
12 PM - 1:30 PM Natural Mystic Snowshoe Tour TAG Whistler - Whistler Mountain
3 PM - 6 PM Après Ski Tuesday Milestones (Upper Village)
9 PM - Close Cowboy Party Buffalo Bills

Wednesday, January 27
9:45 AM Whistler Ski Guiding Whistler Mountain - Roundhouse Lightboard
11 AM - 2 PM SuperFly Zipline Tour TAG Whistler - Cougar Mountain
1 PM - 3 PM Pride Slide Blackcomb Mountain - Coca-Cola Inner Tube Park
3 PM - 6 PM Après Ski Wednesday Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
8 PM - 10 PM Oh Snow She Didn't! Night of Comedy Whistler Conference Centre
9 PM - Close Varsity Party Garfinkel's

Thursday, January 28
9 AM - 12 PM Trailblazer Snowmobile Tour TAG Whistler - Cougar Mountain
9:45 AM Blackcomb Ski Guiding Blackcomb Mountain - Glacier Creek Lodge
3 PM - 6 PM Après Ski Thursday Milestones (Upper Village)
9 PM - Close Throwback Thursday Moe Joe's
10 PM - 2 AM Splash Pool Party Meadow Park Sports Centre

Friday, January 29
9:45 AM Whistler Ski Guiding Whistler Mountain - Roundhouse Lightboard
2 PM - 4 PM Relax Do Less on Friday Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski Friday Whistler Conference Centre
8 PM - 12 AM Purrlesque Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
10 PM - Close Furrocious Whistler Conference Centre
10 PM - Close White Out Garfinkel's

Saturday, January 30
9:45 AM Blackcomb Ski Guiding Blackcomb Mountain - Glacier Creek Lodge
1 PM - 3 PM SuperFly Zipline Tour TAG Whistler - Cougar Mountain
3 PM - 4 PM 6th Annual Pride Ski Parade Base II Blackcomb Mountain
4 PM - 7 PM Après Ski Saturday Whistler Conference Centre
8 PM - 12 AM Snow Belles Aava Whistler Hotel - The Cabn
10 PM - 4 AM Snowball featuring Yinon Yahel Whistler Conference Centre

Feature Events

Here's a couple of must-see events from this year's festival, but there's plenty more! Check out the full schedule above for the daily run-down.

6th Annual Pride Ski Parade

Saturday January 30, 2016 | 3;00 - 4:00 PM | Base II Blackcomb Mountain
Join Whistler’s 6th annual Pride skiOUT + March as skiers bring the massive Pride flag down the mountain to the village where they will together march to the Whistler Conference Centre - just in time for après-ski!


Après Ski Sessions

Daily | Afternoons | Various Venues
After a fantastic day on the mountains, at the spa or simply hanging out in the village come together to meet and greet other festival participants at après-ski before heading out for the night. View the full schedule for locations and times by day.


WhiteOUT

Friday January 29 | 10 PM - Close | Garfinkel's
Join Vancouver DJ favourites Sollors and Mr. Cox on January 29 for the hugely popular WhiteOUT Friday night party. Dance through the night to the rhythm of house drums, high energy vocals and dynamic beats.


Snowball Closing Party

Saturday January 30 | 10 PM - 4 AM | Whistler Conference Centre
The final night of celebration where the festival pulls out all the stops. Mega sound, incredible visuals, stunning go-gos in a massive space, tricked out and wired to impress! Headlined by international hit-maker from Tel Aviv, Yinon Yahel, an opening set by one of Seattle’s best DJ Bret Law and a live performance by the awe-inspiring mind-boggling FLAVA.


Ski and Snowboard Guiding

Daily | 9:45 AM | Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain
New to Whistler or simply looking for ski or snowboard buddies for the week? Meet on the mountains for the Whistler Pride and Ski guided groups and make new friends - all levels welcome. Meeting location changes by day, view the full schedule for more details.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Times: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Whistler Conference Centre, Sea to Sky Ballroom
Description: Join legendary “ladies” Bianca Del Rio, Jackie Beat, Sherry Vine & Varla Jean Merman in Oh Snow She Didn’t! – a blizzard of beauty and an avalanche of attitude that will melt your heart.

Tickets

Ticket Type Price
VIP Tickets $100
General Tickets $50

Tickets and passes are available online from the official event website.

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.

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