Schedule of Events
2023 Schedule Highlights
With 8 days of 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 Ski and Snowboard Guiding
January 23 – 28, 2023 | Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains
The social core of the week, the free daily guided ski and snowboard groups are the best way to meet other festival attendees while exploring the awe-inspiring, award-winning slopes of Whistler Blackcomb. These volunteer-guided groups range from green runs to expert. Meeting location changes by day, view the full schedule and reserve your place at whistlerpride.com for more details.
Annual Pride Ski Parade Presented by Scandinave Spa
Friday, January 27, 2023 | 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
Your favourite events are returning in 2023, featuring talent worthy of a 30th event celebration! Highlights include:
Whistler Pride Welcome Party
Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 4:30 – 8:30 PM | Nita Lake Lodge
The festival's official kick-off where guests mingle with each other, festival organizers and meet the friendly Ski and Snowboard Guides. With live music by the warm glow of the fireplace at Cure Lounge & Patio.
Lit! at Vallea Lumina
Monday, January 23, 2023 | 8 – 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 beer, wine, and hot toddies to warm your spirits.
Sip 'n Dip
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 9:30 – 11:30 PM | Scandinave Spa
Enjoy wine, beer, and music in the pavilion at world-renowned Scandinave Spa. Soak in the hot tubs, try the hot-cool-relax cycle, and cozy up by the firepits in the relaxing, natural mountain setting of the traditional Scandinavian baths.
Whistler Pride Comedy Night
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 | 8 – 11 PM | Whistler Conference Centre
The Whistler Pride & Ski Festival Night of Comedy has a reputation for bringing incredible, internationally renowned comedy talent to Whistler. This year, spend an evening with Bianca del Rio.
Splash Pool Party
Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 10 PM – 2 AM | Meadow Park Sports Centre
Let's get soaking wet! Bring your own towel and swimsuit. Clothes check and lockers available on site. Catch the free shuttle from the Aava Whistler hotel.
Friday, January 27, 2023 | 10 PM – 2 AM | Whistler Conference Centre
Go wild at FURROCIOUS, the Friday night party where the dress code is leather, sports gear, or whatever lets your sexy out. Tricked out with lights, visuals, and tech by Encore, the Whistler Conference Centre Grand Foyer and Sea to Sky Ballroom become a dark, intimate space where deep, dirty beats rule.
Snowball: Main Event
Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 10 PM – 2 AM | Whistler Conference Centre
The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival massive main event and grand finale! A spectacular one-of-a-kind experience in the Sea to Sky Ballroom at the Whistler Conference Centre. Drink and dance until 4 AM with lights, lasers and tech by Encore! Top name DJ talent to be announced soon.