Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 24 – 31, 2021

Whistler is proud to host the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, celebrating its 29th year in 2021. One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, the LGBTQI 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.

2020 Schedule Highlights

Here is a look at what happened for the festival in 2020. Please check back later in the year for information on 2021 events and tickets.

With 8 days filled with incredible 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. Here are a few must-see events the festival is known for, but there's plenty more!

Daily Après Ski Sessions

January 26 – February 1, 2020 | 3 – 6 PM

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 at whistlerpride.com for locations and times by day. Free admission at CABN at Aava Whistler, the festival's host hotel.


Daily Ski and Snowboard Guiding

January 27 – February 2, 2020 | Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

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 at whistlerpride.com for more details.


Sip 'N Dip – Private Event at Scandinave Spa

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:30 – 11:30 PM

Enjoy wine, beer, and music by DJ Foxy Moron at the Scandinave Spa pavilion and experience the traditional Scandinavian baths in a relaxing and natural environment.


Night of Comedy

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 7 PM

This entertaining night is not to be missed! Pam Ann*, Australian comedian/writer/producer/DJ Caroline Reid, returns to Whistler with her Mary Poppins themed show Pam Ann Returns. She has developed a cult-like status and continues to sell out tours globally. 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. *Due to a scheduling conflict, Nicole Byer is no longer headlining.


Splash Indoor Pool Party

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 10 PM – 1:30 AM

Let's get soaking wet! Carolina Campos bring the Brazilian heat at the annual Whistler Pride festival Pool Party. Bring your own towel and swimsuit. Clothes check and lockers available on site. Catch the free shuttle from the Aava Whistler hotel.


Annual Pride Ski Parade

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 3:45 – 4:30 PM

Join the 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.


CABN Cabaret: Lady Bunny, Pig in a Wig

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 9 PM – 2 AM

Join the legendary queen and creator of Wigstock for an unforgettable night of corn-fed comedy, musical numbers and plenty of wallowing in the mud. With her glitzy outfits, sky-high wigs and false eyelashes, Bunny’s show features Broadway parodies, some brand new material and some so old that only the dead will recall it.


Snowball Closing Party

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10 PM – 4 AM

NYC-born, UK-based DJ / Producer Tom Stephan headlines Whistler Pride's main event for the first time, sharing the night with Chicago-house devotee, Karsten Sollors. The festival pulls out all the stops and transforms the Whistler Conference Centre into a mega nightclub like you would find at other world-renowned locations. Sensational sound and visuals with stunning go-gos all tricked out and wired to keep you dancing until the lights come on at 4 AM.

LGBTQI in Whistler

Alpenglow Productions Corporation (APC) is a certified LGBT Social Business Enterprise through the CGLCC (Canadian Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce - Certified Diverse Supplier).

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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