Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 22 to 29, 2017

Whistler is proud to host the 25th 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.

Feature Events

Here's a couple of must-see events the festival is known for, but there's plenty more! Check back closer to the date for the full schedule and daily run-down.

Annual Pride Ski Parade

Blackcomb Mountain
Join Whistler’s 7th 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 is the hugely popular Friday night party featuring your favourite DJs. Dance through the night to the rhythm of house drums, high energy vocals and dynamic beats.

Snowball Closing Party

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! International DJs and mind-boggling live performances make this a can't-miss party.

Ski and Snowboard Guiding

Daily | 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.

Check back closer to the date to find out who will be taking the stage and delivering the laughs.


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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