Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

January 23 - 31, 2016: Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is the evolution of the annual Gay & Lesbian Ski & Snowboard Festival

Don't miss one of the biggest and best gay ski weeks in the world! 2016 marks the 24th anniversary of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, formerly known as WinterPRIDE. From snow sports and pool parties to the infamous "Snowball Grand Finale Dance Party", it's the highlight of winter for lesbians, Bears, Spa Queens and everything in between.


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Accommodation details for 2016 will be available closer to the event. Please check back again soon.

2015 Whistler Pride Partner Hotels Partner Category
Aava Whistler Hotel Host Hotel
ResortQuest Whistler Preferred Hotel
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Associate Hotel
Blackcomb Lodge (Whistler Premier) Associate Hotel
Westin Resort and Spa Associate Hotel

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival tickets

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Full Event Listings

Apres Ski, Comedy Shows, Snowmobile Tours, Martini Parties and of course the famous “Snowball Dance ‘Till Dawn” party.  For a full listing of key 2015 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival events click here »

Top 3 Draws for 2015

Margaret Cho - Two time Grammy and recent Emmy nominee as well as being honored by LA Pride with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing an individual whose lifetime body of work has left a lasting major imprint on the LGBT community. Through her hard work, Margaret has had the opportunity to be heard, to extend her point of view and become regarded as a true pioneer in her field. She takes none of it for granted. “It’s a wonderful thing to be known as a ‘safe haven’ for people. A lot people who come to my shows don’t necessarily consider themselves traditional comedy fans. I seem to be a safe alternative for people who don’t think they’re being represented in society. They come because my point of view satisfies a lot of what needs to be said out there, and that makes me really proud.” Performing at the Whistler Pride Night of Comedy - Wednesday, January 28th; Doors at 7:30PM Show at 8:00PM opening with Selene Luna. More Information »

Whistler Pride Film Festival presented by OUTtv and GayDirect features two feel good gay comedies and one short film. Screenings on Monday, January 26th and Tuesday, January 27th.

The Freemasons - Whistler Pride’s final night of celebration where the festival pulls out all the stops for Snowball Closing Party. Mega Sound, incredible visuals, Grammy Nominated and award winning FREEMASONS make their first North America stop in 2015. Snowball Closing Party at Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is surely going to be the event of 2015.
Refreshed and reinvigorated the Freemasons began releasing their new material last year with big club tracks ‘Bring It Back’, ‘Dirty Organ’ and ‘Tears’ as well as experimenting with a deeper project under the Pegasus Branding. Their remix career picked up where they left off with chart topping mixes for John Newman, Depeche Mode, London Grammar and Hurts. More Information »

Top 10 Reasons to Come to Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2015

  1. You will have a blast at North America's friendliest ski town - be free, be yourself
  2. Notorious Margaret Cho and Selene Luna - an Avalanche of Laughter
  3. The Freemasons - incredible big club atmosphere
  4. Shredding the Award Winning Whistler Blackcomb with the volunteer ski Guides
  5. The Parties
  6. 3000+ Hot Men from 26 Nations turn the heat up in Whistler
  7. Whistler Pride Film Festival presented by OUTtv and GayDirect
  8. Getting soaking wet at the Splash Pool Party
  9. Getting pampered at one of the numerous spas
  10. The legendary Apres Ski Parties

Why Take Your Vacation in Whistler

You'll find dozens of reasons to choose Whistler for your next get-away. In addition to the gay-friendly attitude, the scenery is spectacular every season of the year. You can fill a whole album with the breath-taking beauty that surrounds you—and fill a week or even longer with all the recreational activities that are Whistler.

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Our Partners

Using state-of-the-art technology, TELUS unleashes the power of the internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move.

Coca-Cola offers the world's favourite beverage brand to Whistler Blackcomb guests as a part or their memorable resort experience. As the cold drink sponsor at Whistler Blackcomb, Coca-Cola brings more than ice-cold refreshment.

Glacier Fresh Beer.Brewed in the mountain town of Creston, British Columbia, Kokanee beer is famous for it’s cool, crisp glacier-fresh taste. Kokanee is enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts from coast to coast in Canada.


Since 1995, GMC has been the Official Vehicle of Whistler Blackcomb. GMC trucks and SUVs give you the performance, engineering and technology to get you, your family and friends and all their gear to and from the mountain any time of the year.

Monster Energy

At Monster all our guys walk the walk in action sports, punk rock music, partying, hangin’ with the girls, and living life on the edge. Monster is way more than an energy drink. Led by our athletes, musicians, employees, distributors and fans, Monster is a lifestyle in a can.


Nintendo is the worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, most recently the Wii U™ and the Nintendo 3DS™. It is responsible for the creation of industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™ and Zelda™.


Smirnoff is proud to be the vodka sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. From extraordinary event experiences, to the latest in Music, Nightlife and extraordinary Cocktails. The world's best cocktails start with Smirnoff.


Samsung Canada is proud to be the official electronics partner and preferred supplier of Whistler Blackcomb. As a world leader in digital technology, Samsung Canada enables Whistler Blackcomb to enhance the resort experience in new and innovative ways.

The Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, daily offers unparalleled national, international and business reporting, analysis and commentary to all the guests and patrons of Whistler Blackcomb.

American Express is the official Card of Whistler Blackcomb. The sponsorship program brings unique offers, purchase incentives and rewards for American Express® Cardmembers. ®,™: Used by Amex Bank of Canada under license from American Express

GoPro makes the world’s best selling and most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging footage of themselves during their favorite activities.


An asset to elite athletes around the globe, Oakley is one of the world’s leading product design and sport performance brands. As the official optic partner of Whistler Blackcomb, we are excited to collaborate and share our obsession.


A ton of flavors. A taste that stands out

Jackson Triggs

Our name represents a long-standing tradition of producing premium wines from Canada and around the world; it is your guarantee of outstanding quality and an uncompromising commitment to making great wine. We’ve got a wine for that.


Arc’teryx Equipment is a technical high-performance outerwear and equipment company based in North Vancouver, Canada. Our relentless commitment to design, craftsmanship and performance delivers the Arc’teryx experience.


As the official base layer and sock provider of Whistler Blackcomb, Icebreaker Merino Clothing is proud to bring warmth, comfort and style on the slopes to the resort visitors.


W.L. Gore & Associates, the makers of GORE-TEX® products, is proud to be the official technical fabric sponsor of Whistler Blackcomb. GORE-TEX® products are wearable weather protection that keeps you dry and comfortable from head to toe in any kind of weather.


Fueled by passion and guided by our love for the mountains, Quiksilver has evolved with snowboarding, always pushing the boundaries and taking things further.


Avis Car Rental and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,200 locations in more than 165 countries.


With over 170 years of innovation, Stanley Tools offers the broadest range of carpentry hand tools, automotive tools and storage for construction professionals, mechanics, and home improvement enthusiasts.

Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation is proud to be the Official Helicopter of Whistler Blackcomb. For more than two decades our helicopter pilots and mountain guides have introduced outdoor enthusiasts to the beauty of British Columbia. Summer or winter - our tours cater to a wide range of interests, fitness levels and budgets but can also be tailored for special events. We enjoy this area of our business tremendously and welcome your ideas as much as your business.