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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Whistler welcomes pride and ski festival

Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - January 22, 2015

Whistler welcomes pride and ski festival

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Whistler, B.C. – Whistler is only a couple days away from hosting the 23rd annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, celebrating diversity and welcoming the world.

This year’s rebranded event, under the new name of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, is one of the biggest gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America featuring eight days of skiing, snowboarding, parties, comedy nights and social events. Between January 24-31, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival guests enjoy 60 energy-filled events – not to mention plenty of skiing and snowboarding on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.

Some of the highlights of this year’s festival include the Bollywood Party at Moe Joe’s on January 26, the Cowboy Party at Buffalo Bill’s on January 27, comedy night with award-winning entertainer Margaret Cho at the Whistler Conference Centre January 28 and Snowball 23 on January 31. Whistler's fifth annual Pride March through Skier’s Plaza will take place on Friday, January 30 at 3 p.m. offers a number of vacation package options while the Whistler-based travel consultants can also customize vacation packages, taking care of flights, transportation, accommodation and activities. offers the largest selection with no booking fee for accommodation and activities. Call 1.800.944.7853 to request a no-obligation quote or visit for more details and offers.


Whistler is Canada's premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.944.7853 and - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Media can visit for Whistler facts, media releases, story starters, local personality profiles and access to images and B-roll.

Broadcasters: Whistler now has the capability to take you live with our enhanced fibre network. The significantly expanded network of more than 200 kilometres of fibre optic cabling throughout the resort allows instant transmission of HD signals to any location at any time. Details on how to access, and book the fibre are available on our media site.

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