The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is back for its 27th year. What started off in 1992 as a group of revelers celebrating inclusivity in the mountains, has now turned into one of the largest queer-focused ski weeks in the world. From January 20th-27th, pride culture, entertainment, and of course skiing are organized into an energetic schedule. Sit down and start planning, because you’re going to have to in order to fit it all in. Here’s what to do, see, and the places to be during the 27th Annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.
What To Do
GUIDED SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUPS
Skiing should be on your list, of course! And there’s no better way to explore the world-class slopes of Whistler Blackcomb than with a FREE inclusive Ski/Ride Group. Participants are taken around either Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain by knowledgable guides and shown all the best as well as infamous ski runs.
Alternating daily between Whistler and Blackcomb.
Monday | Wednesday | Friday
9:45AM Meet at Top of Whistler near Roundhouse Lodge
10:00AM Group Departure
12noon LUNCH at Roundhouse Lodge
Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday
9:45AM Meet at Top of Jersey Cream + Glacier Chairs
10:00AM Group Departure
12noon LUNCH at Glacier Creak Lodge
What To See
PARADE DAY – Whistler Pride SkiOUT and March
There’s everything from comedy shows to pool parties, but the signature moment of the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is the Whistler Pride SKIOUT and March. This celebration of inclusivity and diversity is for everyone. It begins at Mid Station on Whistler Mountain at 3:30pm where participants are invited to join the larger-than-life Pride flag as it flies down the slopes to the village. The parade ends at the Whistler Conference Centre.
Friday Jan 25 | 3:30pm – 5pm
Whistler Mountain and Whistler Village
Free to participate. All ages event.
Where To Be
SNOWBALL Massive Main Event Closing Party
Presented by Sundial Boutique Hotel
You won’t want to miss the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival final extravaganza. This massive closing party is in collaboration with Galactic Entertainment where a spectacular one-of-a-kind experience has been created for revelers at the Conference Centre. Close down the festival by dancing until 4 AM as tunes by a Grammy-nominated DJ play.
Saturday Jan 26 | 10pm – 4am
19+ ID Required.
The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is a signature Whistler winter event and one not to be missed. Come and celebrate inclusivity in the mountains. Let a friendly Whistler local at Whistler Reservations help you find accommodations, lift tickets, and other exciting activities for your own unique pride experience.