The rainbow flag will be flying high at Whistler Blackcomb later this January for the 2017 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.
Now in its 25th year, the festival will run this year from Sunday, January 22 through Sunday, January 29 at locations around the mountain.
A reception hosted by award-winning musician Kim Kuzma will kick off the festival this Sunday, at CABN, Whistler Pride’s official gay bar for the week.
From then on, there will be dedicated Whistler Pride Ski Guides taking visitors on daily guided tours of Whistler or Blackcomb mountains, lunch included.
Meanwhile, international celebrity air hostess Pam Ann – the alter-ego of Australian comedian Caroline Reid – will headline the Snow Landing show on Wednesday.
On Friday, the Whistler Pride Parade will begin at 3:30 pm at Whistler Mountain Mid Station, as skiers and snowboarders hoist the rainbow flag high.
They will carry it down the mountain, slaloming all the way to the Village, where the Parade will continue through the streets to end at Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Later that evening, DJ Micky Friedmann will headline Furrocious, a military ball full of men in uniform – be it army, police, leather or sports.
Other Pride events include Cards Against Humanity night, a charity ski race, après ski evenings, wine pairing dinners, a splash pool party, and a movie night.
The festival will go out with a bang on Saturday, when The Cube Guys headline the Snowball 25 final night celebration, with mega sounds and mesmerizing visuals.
All genders, gender expression, sexuality and sexual expressions are welcomed.
Where: Various locations in Whistler Village and Whistler and Blackcomb mountains
When: From Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, January 29
Tickets: At gaywhistler.com; $15-$85 for individual events, $30-$389 for festival passes