Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2020

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival makes it return to the mountains this January 26th to February 2nd.

What began as a small gathering of ski-enthusiasts in 1992 is now one of the largest queer-focused ski festivals in the entire world! This award-winning festival attracts guests from all around the globe for a week of unparalleled mountain events and activities in Whistler.

From guided ski and snowboard groups during the day to incredibly fun parties at night, the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is one-of-a-kind winter experience!

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival - 2020 Schedule Highlights

Whistler Ski and Pride Festival 2020

The festival is jam-packed with incredible events, energy, and diversity over it's 8 days. Enjoy the world-renowned terrain of Whistler Blackcomb and a schedule full of fun social events.

Check out a few must-see events the festival is known for below and then head over to Whistler Pride to view the whole schedule!

Daily Après Ski Sessions

January 26 - February 1, 2020 | 3 - 6 PM

After you spend your day on Whistler Blackcomb it's time to join in on everybody's favourite after skiing activity - Après! Come hang out at different venues in Whistler Village for drinks and socializing with the other festival participants before heading out for the night.

Daily Ski and Snowboard Guiding

January 27 - February 2, 2020 | Whistler & Blackcomb Mountains

Whether you're new to Whistler or looking for some new friends to ski or snowboard with over the week, you'll want to start your day with a Whistler Pride and Ski guided group. All skill levels are welcome to join with meeting locations alternating each day, you're guaranteed to find your new favourite run on Whistler or Blackcomb Mountain. 

Whistler Mountain - Monday | Wednesday | Friday

9:45AM - Meet at Top of Whistler near Roundhouse Lodge

10:00AM - Group Departure

12noon LUNCH at Roundhouse Lodge

Blackcomb Mountain - Tuesday | Thursday | Saturday

9:45AM - Meet at Glacier Creek Lodge (bottom of Jersey Cream and Glacier Chairs)

10:00AM - Group Departure

12noon - LUNCH at Glacier Creek Lodge (2nd Floor Mezzanine)

Whistler Pride Ski Festival

Sip 'N Dip - Private Event at Scandinave Spa

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:30 - 11:30 PM

Get your groove on at the Scandinave Spa with DJ Foxy Moron at Sip 'N Dip. Enjoy beverages and music in the Scandinave Spa pavilion while experiencing traditional Scandinavian baths and Whistler's beautiful natural environment.

Splash Indoor Pool Party

Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 10 PM - 1:30 AM

It's time to bust out your backstroke at the Splash Indoor Pool Party! Enjoy music from Carolina Campos who will be bringing the Brazilian heat to the pool.

Whistler Pride Fest

Annual Pride Ski Parade

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Celebrate diversity at the annual Pride Ski + March. Skiers will start at Whistler's mid-station and carrying the giant rainbow flag down into the Village. The flag is transferred from skiers to marchers as the parade continues down the Village Stroll to the Olympic Rings. Then after the parade, visitors are encouraged to join the afternoon après-ski T-dance at the Whistler Conference Centre.

Snowball Closing Party

Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 10 PM - 4 AM

No festival would be complete without an amazing closing party. Join Whistler Pride's main event as they transform the Whistler Conference Centre into a massive nightclub like you've never seen before. Experience sensational sounds and visuals from the headlining DJs until 4 in the morning!

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020

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