Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2019

Introducing our Festival APP – Free to Download

Want the most complete and up-to-date information about the festival? Whistler Pride and Ski Festival 2019 now has an app. Everything you need to know about the festival in one place.  This includes:

  • Daily schedules
  • Helpful maps
  • Event information
  • Live news announcements
  • Easy access to purchase event tickets, lift tickets and even pre-purchasing drink tickets.

The app is can be easily downloaded from the App Store and Google Play. There is also a web version that works on any browser. Search for Whistler Pride or click these links to download.

Whistler Pride Welcome and Information Centre

Visit the Whistler Pride Welcome and Information Centre at the Aava Whistler Hotel to pick up your festival passes, purchase event and drink ticket packages (also avilable online and through the festival app) , ask questions, or simply find out how to enjoy everything Whistler has to offer and maximize your festival experience! Also the festival lost & found and the prize pick-up centre for the Ski-Race.

Sunday Jan 20 | 2pm – 8pm
Monday –  Saturday Jan 21 – 26 | 8am – 6pm
Sunday Jan 27 | 10am – 1pm (Lost and found only)

Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

Festival Events

Ski and Snowboard Guided Groups

GUIDED SKI & SNOWBOARD GROUPS

Explore the awe-inspiring, award-winning slopes of Whistler Blackcomb.  Meet other festival-goers and be led safety around the mountain in a with the one-of-a-kind, inclusive SKI/RIDE GROUPS – led  by the friendliest and best group of guides. Alternating daily between Whistler and Blackcomb.

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)

Free to Join.
Allow a minimum 45 minutes from the village to the designated meeting spots.

Whistler Pride Charity Ski and Snowboard Race Blackcomb Mountain

CHARITY SKI RACE

Show us your sweet skiing or boarding moves as you zoom down the GMC Race Course on Blackcomb to help raise money for W.A.G. (Whistler Animals Galore Society). No race experience necessary. Skiers and snowboarders welcome. Run as many times as you feel like donating. Winners for fastest, slowest, and for coming closest to your predicted time.

Thursday Jan 24 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
GMC Race Centre – Blackcomb Mountain
$5 recommended donation (cash or credit cards accepted)

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival Pride Parade

PARADE DAY – Whistler Pride SkiOUT and March

A sight to behold and a signature moment of the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.  Beginning from Mid Station on Whistler Mountain at 3:30pm, skiers in colourful and creative outfits hoist aloft the larger-than-life Pride flag while slaloming down the mountain to the village, where anyone is welcome to join in the march through the village in celebration of diversity and inclusivity.  The parade ends at the Whistler Pride Conference Centre with drinks and dancing at the festival’s T-Dance, offering free admission until 6pm.

Friday Jan 25 | 3:30pm – 5pm
Whistler Mountain and Whistler Village
Free to participate. All ages event.
Everyone welcome! 

Whistler Pride Apres Skis

WHISTLER PRIDE FREE DAILY APRÈS

Unwind and socialize at the OFFICIAL FESTIVAL APRÈS at the host hotel. Enjoy a warm environment and tasty beverages made with PRIDE by our friendly festival staff! As the week progresses and more guests arrive these events pick up steam until the weekend where the crowds are so big that the Après is simply a warm-up preparing for the big T-DANCES that follow at the conference centre.

Monday Après presented by Nita Lake Lodge
Wednesday Après presented by King Fisher Spa
Thursday Après presented by Scandinave Whistler Spa

Monday to Saturday, Jan 21 – 26 | 3pm – 6pm
Free admission.
19+ ID Required.

CABN at the Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

Whistler Pride EatOUT Programming

Through daily recommendations during the festival the EatOUT Dining Program gives foodies and friends the chance to experience recommended choices to savour the culinary treats that Whistler, Blackcomb and the surrounding have to offer. Monday through Thursday the Festival highlights a specific restaurant in the daily schedule on the Festival App.

We urge guests to make a booking in advance and secure a reservation.

Whistler Pride EatOUT 2019 Features 

Sunday, January 20th 
Enjoy Sunday Funday specials all night at Cure Lounge at Nita Lake Lodge
604.966.5700 |  nitalakelodge.com/dining

Find a Table with OpenTable at Aura at Nita Lake

Monday, January 21
Enjoy Araxi Restaurant + Oyster Bar
604.932.4540araxi.com/about

Find a Table with OpenTable at Aura at Nita Lake

 


Tuesday, January 22
Enjoy Il Caminetto 
604.932.4442ilcaminetto.ca

Find a Table with OpenTable at Aura at Nita Lake

 


Wednesday, January 23
Enjoy 21 Steps Kitchen and Bar
604.966.212121steps.ca

Find a Table with OpenTable at Aura at Nita Lake

 


Thursday, January 24
Enjoy Aura at Nita Lake Lodge
604.932.4540nitalakelodge.com/dining

Find a Table with OpenTable at Aura at Nita Lake

 

 

2019 T Dances with Corey Craig

WHISTLER PRIDE T-DANCES

On Friday and Saturday, after the après, ditch the ski-boots and lace up your dancing shoes. We turn the grand foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre into giant T-Dances with cocktails, music, and dancing. Featuring special guest DJ COREY CRAIG (COREYOGRAPHY) from NYC. T-Dance entry free until 6pm on Friday.

Friday January 25 | 4:30pm – 8pm
Saturday January 26 | 5pm – 8pm

19+ ID Required.
Included in Full Week and Weekend Passes.
T-Dance Pass available.
Individual Tickets available at the door.

Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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Arrivals Lounge Comedy After Party Whistler PrideThrowback Thursday Party Retro Dance Whistler Pride

NIGHTLY EVENTS AT CABN

CABN, the official gathering place and entertainment lounge for the festival, hosts a series of one-of-a-kind events throughout the week.

Welcome Party | Sunday January 21 | 4pm – 8pm
Join the Whistler pride team for the official kick-off party. Your chance to sip cocktails, mingle with festival guests, and meet the friendly ski and snowboard guides. Live music by The Rad Pack – a live trio playing your favourite tunes with a twist – a fiddle!
Included in Full Week Pass.

Game Night: playing Cards Against Humanity | Monday Jan 21 | 9pm – 12am
Hilariously fun group game hosted by Ryan Steele. Included in Full Week Pass.

CABN Lounge | Tuesday Jan 22 | 9pm – 12am
Relax and unwind at the CABN. Free event

Arrivals Lounge | Wednesday Jan 23 | 10pm – 1am
A special meet-and-greet with Pam Ann after the show. Music by DJ Joni T.
Included in Full Week Pass.

#TBT Throwback |Thursday Jan 24 |  10:pm – 1am
Retro Dance Party features classic tunes by DJ LANDONJAMES.
Included in Full Week and Weekend Passes.

iKandy: A Night In Heaven | Friday Jan 25 | 9pm – 1am
Celestial visuals and heavenly gogos, with house music by local favourite DJ JONI T.
Tickets available online and at the door.

JACKIE BEAT is Going Downhill Fast! | Saturday Jan 26 | 9pm – 1am
Join Iconic Drag star JACKIE BEAT as she returns to Whistler Pride with a full show featuring her infamous song parodies and stand-up comedy. Followed by dancing to music by DJ ANDE.
Doors open at 9pm. Show at 10pm.
Tickets available online and at the door.

19+ ID Required.
Mandatory Coat Check.
Advance tickets available for some events.

Tickets available at the door for the rest.

CABN at the Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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Sip N Dip Private Spa event at Scandinave

SIP ‘N DIP: A Private Event at Scandinave Spa

Enjoy wine, beer, and music in the pavilion of the world-renowned Scandinave Spa and experience the luxury and serenity of traditional Scandinavian baths nestled in a peaceful and natural environment. Music by DJ FOXY MORON. Spa treatments are available before the event – please book in advance.

i Robe rental not included.
Catch the free shuttle running frequently from the Aava Whistler Hotel.

Tuesday Jan 22 | 9:30 – 11:30pm
19+ ID Required.
Included in Full Week Pass.
Tickets available online and at the door.

Scandinave Spa 8010 Mons Rd.,
Whistler, BC

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Drag Becomes Him Follows Jinx Monsoon

Alphabet Soup + Whistler Pride Film Screening

The Whistler Public Library partners with Whistler Pride and OUTtv for an LGBTQ+ film screening for teens and adults.  Alphabet Soup is a monthly drop-in program for LGBTQ+ individuals along with their friends, family, and allies, presented in partnership with the Whistler Youth Centre and Whistler Community Services Society.

Drag Becomes Him Synopsis
Drag Becomes Him provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon. This raw and affectionate film follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on a global stage. Drag Becomes Him follows Jinkx’s trajectory from a small stage in Portland, Oregon through a growing career in Seattle to the relinquishing of the crown one year after winning RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Wednesday Jan 23 | 5pm – 7pm
Free Event. Open to all ages. 

Whistler Public Library
4329 Main Street
Whistler, BC

FLYING HIGH with Pam Ann
Whistler Pride Comedy Night presented by Delta

Fly High with International Celebrity Air Hostess PAM ANN (a.k.a comedian Caroline Reid) as she touches down in Whistler with a brand new show! Featuring a performance by sketch and comedy duo The Ryan and Amy show (Ryan Steele and Amy Goodmurphy) to open the show! Followed immediately by the official after-party and your chance to meet Pam ANN at CABN at the Aava Hotel. After-party tickets sold seperately.

Wednesday Jan 23 | Doors at 7pm | Show at 8pm

19+ ID Required.
Sorry – NO GUM allowed at this venue.
Included in Full Week Pass.
Individual Tickets available online and at the door.
Book early to select the best seating.

Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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Whistler Pride Pool Party

SPLASH Indoor Pool Party

Let’s get soaking wet! Dive into the always packed, always fun Whistler Pride festival Indoor Pool Party! Music by Brazilian Sensation RAFAEL CALVENTE! Grab the free shuttle leaving from the Aava Hotel starting at 9:30PM, running every 30-minutes. Bring your OWN Towel & Swimsuit. Lockers available on site.

Thursday Jan 24 | 10pm – 1:30am
19+ ID Required.
Not included in any passes.
Individual Tickets available online and at the door (subject to availability).

Meadow Park Sports Centre
8625 Highway 99, Whistler, BC

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friday night at CABN at Whistler Pride 2019

iKandy: A Night in Heaven 

The pearly gates have opened up as Kandyphlip co-presents A Night in Heaven with celestial visuals, heavenly gogos, and house music by local favourite DJ JONI T.

Friday  Jan 24 | 9pm – 1:00am
19+ ID Required.
Mandatory Coat Check.
Not included in any passes.

Individual Tickets available online and at the door (subject to availability).

CABN at the Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler BC

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Furrocious Whistler Pride Fetish Wild Party 2019

FURROCIOUS featuring DJ PHIL B

Let your innter animal out at FURROCIOUS, the Whistler Pride Festival Friday-night leather, unform, gear and more party! Dress to feel sexy and dance all night to the deeper, driving beats of DJ PHIL B (San Francisco).

Friday Jan 25 | 10pm – 2am
19+ ID Required.
Sorry – NO GUM allowed at this venue.
Included in Full Week and Weekend passes.
Individual Tickets available online and at the door.

Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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Jackie Beat Going Downhill at Whistler Pride

JACKIE BEAT is Going Downhill Fast! 

Join Iconic Drag star JACKIE BEAT as she returns to Whistler Pride with a full show featuring her infamous song parodies and stand-up comedy. Followed by dancing to music by Foxy Moron. Doors open at 9pm. Show at 10pm.

Saturday  Jan 26 | 9pm – 1:00am
19+ ID Required.
Not included in any passes.
Individual Tickets available online and at the door (subject to availability).

CABN at the Aava Whistler Hotel
4005 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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SNOWBALL Massive Main Event Closing Party
Presented by Sundial Boutique Hotel

The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival massive closing party where we collaborate with Galactic Entertainment on creating a spectacular one-of-a-kind experience in the Conference Centre . Dance until 4 AM as Grammy nominated DJ/Producer ABEL AGUILERA makes his Whistler Pride Debut! With an opening set by DJ LandonJames.

Saturday Jan 26 | 10pm – 4am
19+ ID Required.
Sorry, NO GUM allowed at this venue.

Included in Full Week and Weekend passes.
Individual Tickets available online and at the door.

Whistler Conference Centre
4010 Whistler Way, Whistler, BC

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