Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 22 – 29, 2023

Whistler is proud to host the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, celebrating its 30th year in 2023. One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, the LGBT2QI+ pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding, celebrations, arts and culture and social events. Book early to save on accommodation and stay and ski packages.

Schedule of Events

Here's a look at what happened at the 2022 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Please check back in late 2022 for information on the 2023 event.

2022 Schedule Highlights

Daily Ski and Snowboard Guiding

January 23 – 29, 2022 | 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 and reserve your place at whistlerpride.com for more details.

Annual Pride Ski Parade

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 3 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 colourful outfits as they descend to Whistler Village at Skiers' Plaza. The giant Pride Flag is transferred from skiers 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. Map and additional information at whistlerpride.com.

Pride at Night

Things will be different in 2022 but the lineup of activities and entertainment will make the evenings as unforgettable as the skiing and riding. Highlights include:

Lit! A Night at Vallea Lumina

Monday, January 24, 2022 | 7 – 11 PM | Cougar Mountain

Enjoy a multimedia night walk through an enchanted forest in pursuit of hidden wonders at Vallea Lumina. After the walk there will be time to socialize by a roaring fire with cocktails, beer, wine and spiked hot drinks.

SPA-lash! at the Scandinave Spa

Thursday, January 27, 2022

A new twist on a classic – SPA-lash! moves Pride’s legendary pool party to the Scandinave Spa! Soak in the hot tubs, socialize in the steam rooms and cozy up by the fire. Beer and wine served in the pavilion with a live DJ set delivering a high-energy soundtrack for the night.

Snowma-Get'em! Whistler Pride Winter Carnival

Friday, January 28, 2022 | 7 – 11 PM | Whistler Racket Club

A special indoor / outdoor activation, be a part of Whistler Pride’s first-ever organized snowball fight! Try your arm at the axe-throwing and lace up for some old-school roller disco! Arrive at 7 PM for your complimentary, warm-up beverage before diving into the fun.

Snow Belles – Alpine Eleganza

Saturday, January 29, 2022 | 9 PM – 12 AM | Whistler Conference Centre

Your favourite Drag Race superstars from the USA and Canada are set to stun with looks and performances not to be missed! Book a table of six for your bubble, or general admission seating. Performers to be announced very soon.

LGBT2QI+ 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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