Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 20 – 27, 2019

Whistler is proud to host the 27th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, 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.

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.

This is an overview of events from 2018, please check back for updates on 2019 events.


Tickets to individual events are available online from the official event website.

Feature Events

Here are a few 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.

Night of Comedy

Whistler Pride's Night of Comedy is sure to bring laughter to your vacation. This event has historically attracted high quality talent such as Margaret Cho and Pam Ann.

Splash Pool Party

Let's get soaking wet! DJ RAFAEL CALVENTE turns up the heat at the annual Whistler Pride festival Pool Party. Bring your own towel and swimsuit. Clothes check and lockers available on site. Cash bar sponsored by Whistler Brewing Company + Hey Y’All Hard Ice Tea.

Snowball26 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. More information.

Whistler Pride Host Hotel


Aava Whistler Hotel


Event Partner Hotels

Resort Quest Whistler
Coast Blackcomb Suites
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Delta Whistler Village Suites
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