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

Friday January 27 | 3:00 PM | Whistler Mountain
Join Whistler's 7th annual Pride Ski + March where skiers and riders start on Whistler's Mid-station on the Olympic Run and swoosh down the slopes in a sea of colour. Rainbow flags are carried with pride and skiers and riders dress in colour outfits as they descend down to Whistler Village at Skiers' Plaza. The giant Pride Flag is transferred from skier to marchers as the crowd continues down the Village Stroll to the Olympic Rings at Whistler Olympic Plaza, paying homage to the start of the very first Pride House at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. After the parade join the celebrations at the Whistler Conference Centre for an afternoon après-ski T-dance.


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.


Snow Landing - starring PAM ANN

Wednesday January 25 | 7:30 PM |Whistler Conference Centre
Whistler Pride's 25th Annual Night of Comedy features iconic international celebrity air hostess Pam Ann, a high flyer who has evolved since first jetting out of her hometown of Melbourne 20 years ago. Pam - the alter-ego of Australian comedian-writer-producer Caroline Reid – has developed a cult-like status both here and overseas with her masterful portrayal of an international hostie.

Pam’s barbed wit has seen her fly many a risky route and negotiate even the most politically incorrect flight path with her blisteringly funny take on the world of airlines and aircrew. Nothing is out of reach of her pristine white gloves, strutting up the aisle with a trolley full of beautifully unpredictable, acerbic airline satire. There’s not much Pam hasn’t seen or done – from crewing Elton John’s private jet at his express request, sharing a stadium stage on a tour of the UK with Cher, and counting Madonna in her legion of devoted fans worldwide.


SPLASH POOL Party presented in part by Outings & Adventures

Thursday January 26 | 10:00 PM | Meadow Park Sports Center
Let's get soaking wet! DJ PORNSTAR (Las Vegas) turns up the heat at the annual Whistler Pride festival Pool Party. Grab the free shuttle leaving from the Aava Hotel starting at 9:30 PM, running every 30 minutes. Bring your own towel and swimsuit. Clothes check and lockers available on site.


Snowball25

Saturday January 28 | 10:00 PM | Whistler Conference Centre
International Producer/DJs The CUBE GUYS of Sleeping Giant Music (Italy) headline Whistler Pride's 25th anniversary main event. The festival pulls out all the stops and transforms the conference centre into a mega nightclub you would find at other world renowned locations. Sensational sound and visuals, stunning go-gos all tricked out and wired to impress! This is one club event you must experience - it has been a quarter century in the making!


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.

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Times: Doors: 7:30 PM, Show: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Whistler Conference Centre
Description: Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is thrilled to welcome this jetsetting airhostess, Pam Ann, back to the resort of Whistler for a night of Comedy – SNOW LANDING by PAM ANN will have you rolling in the aisles! Iconic international celebrity airhostess Pam Ann has evolved since first jetting out of her hometown of Melbourne 20 years ago. Pam – the alter-ego of Australian comedian-writer-producer Caroline Reid – has developed a cult like status both here and overseas with her masterful portrayal of an International hostie. Pre-boarding starts at 7:30 PM, In Flight Entertainment begins at 8:00 PM. Post Snow Landing party begins at 10:00 PM at the VIP Lounge at the CABN in the Aava Hotel Whistler

Tickets

Ticket Type Price
Business Class Seating (Cabaret style seating near front of stage) $100
Economy Tickets (General Admission) $40
VIP Lounge Access (Access to official after party for the comedy show with a meet and greet with Pam Ann) $50

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LGBTQI in Whistler

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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 a diverse community, TAG Approved accommodation and legally celebrated marriage equality. More information.

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