Whistler Pride and Ski Festival
January 21 – 28, 2018
Whistler is proud to host the 26th 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.
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
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.
Après Ski Sessions
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.
Snowball 26 with The Cube Guys
International DJs The Cube Guys (Italy) headline Whistler Pride's 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!
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.
LGBTQI 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 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.