Whistler Pride 2018 in the News

The following are some curated articles of Whistler Pride 2018 in the news. The 26th annual gay ski and pride festival takes place January 21-28, 2018 at the award winning mountains of Whistler and Blackcomb, Canada.

boiMag Life + Style Magazine in Chicago looking at Whistler Pride Jan. 21-28, 2018


boiMagazine – Chicago’s premier Life + Style magazine November issue gives their readers some great travel tips and insight to all things winter including an article on #WhistlerPride2018

The award winning resort of Whistler Blackcomb is all set to host the 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival January 21-28, 2018. Whistler Pride is one of the largest in the world and biggest in Canada attracting men and women from 26+ countries for the weeklong celebrations on and off the slopes. The festival has four key elements that include: Sports, Culinary, Health & Wellness, and Entertainment.

Every day Whistler Pride assembles a gaygal of experienced skiers and snowboards ready to take the snomosexuals out on the slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb. The Whistler Pride ski/snowboard guides expertly place the pride guests into similar skiing/riding abilities so everyone can enjoy the awesomeness of the 8,176 acres this skier’s paradise has to offer (It is North America’s biggest ski resort so it can be a wee bit intimidating on where to ski). There is no other ski guide program like it on the planet and is one of the key events that truly sets this gay ski week apart from all others.

Other sporting events at Whistler Pride include a daring slide on the world’s fastest track, the Whistler Sliding Centre, where you have the opportunity to try your skills at skeleton or bobsled and imagine yourself at the Winter Olympics! A fan favourite is whipping through the forest on a zipline where you can chase your friend on parallel lines with SuperFly Ziplines. Whistler Pride also offers snowmobile tours, dog sledding, Nordic Skiing and snowshoeing…

Your guide to the best gay skiing celebrations from California to Canada

Dallas News by Louise Hudson

Attended by over 3,000 people from 26 nations, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is the biggest LGBTQ piste-party in Canada and second largest in North America. As well as skiing and riding, the award-winning event involves a menu of festivities, notably Snowball26, a “mega dance party,” says CEO Dean Nelson.  First to host a downhill pride parade, Whistler Pride has become noted for its Night of Comedy, starring comedians such as Margaret Cho, Bianca Del Rio and Pam Ann. »continue to read

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Out and proud on the slopes for Whistler Pride and Ski Festival by Lori Knowles

Gay Whistler is amused. Catcall and wolf whistlers pierce the air as onstage, Australia’s promiscuous Pam Ann – star of Whistler Pride’s Night of Comedy – is bitchy and wickedly crude. Bawdy jokes about drag queens and the actual Queen are as raunchy as you’d expect from a performer with comic shticks such as Cockpit and Plane Filthy. The lewder the joke the louder the crowd.

It’s a cold yet steamy January night inside Whistler Conference Centre. The Canadian ski town’s annual Pride festival is mid-flight and attendees – nearly 3.000 of skiing’s LGBT community – are up for a night. Seated in the front row, Whistler’s female mayor is tittering shamelessly. Draped in shimmering drag, The Unstoppable Conni Smudge is snorting with glee and the mouths of straight women in the audience are dropping open in shock as Pam Ann mimes »continue to read

Attitude – January 2018 “Just the Ticket”

UK Attitude Gay Men's Lifestyle Magazine with Whistler Pride ArticleMarkus Bidaux of UK’s Attitude Gay Men’s Lifestyle magazine reviews some of the planet’s annual Gay Ski Weeks including the 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.

Snomosexuals worldwide party at the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival in Canada’s Coast Mountains. An annual snowfall of 33 feet leaves plenty of the white stuff along North America’s longest ski runs, which are also home to inner tube sliding, dog sledding and snowmobiling, while Whistler Village hosts aprèsski socials and parties for the bear, lesbian and circuit boy crowds. The festival is part of the area’s Pride celebrations, so you’ll get an even warmer welcome than Canada is famous for.

Also inside the January issue is a special feature on Canada’s Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau. Pick up your copy on newsstands or online today.

Nomadic Boys do Whistler Pride’s Gay Ski Week

Nomadic Boys 5 Amazing things to do at Whistler Pride and Ski FestivalThe traveling gay global jetsetters – the Nomadic Boys experienced the 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Both Stefan and Sébastian had a lot to share including their 5 top tips to the annual Gay Ski Week.

The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is one of the biggest and best LGBTQ ski events in North America. We absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to all gay travellers seeking out a gay ski event to attend. To show you just how awesome it was, here are our 5 amazing things to do during the Whistler Pride week.

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A Couple of Men experience the best of Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Couple of Men at Whistler Pride

The gay Dutch couple – A Couple of Men made their second annual pilgrimage back to Canada to experience Gay Ski Week but this time to the west coast – Whistler Pride and Ski Festival.

Our gay couple travel diary of Whistler Pride 2018 Gay Ski Week in the province of British Columbia, Canada. Our second Gay Ski Week brought us again to the Western part of Canada, to British Columbia’s Whistler, to be precise. Together with hundreds of gay men, lesbian women, and all members of the LGBTQ+ community, we spent a week on the slopes of the Canadian Ski Resort Whistler Blackcomb enjoying incredibly much Canadian powder snow. Besides the usual winter sports like skiing and snowboarding through the British Columbian dense forest, Gay Whistler offers several different winter sports like zip-lining and snowmobiling organized by The Adventure Group Whistler.

Next to all the sporting there were, of course, a lot of LGBTQ+ events like the night of comedy with Margaret Cho, the LGBTQ+ Social Media Workshop, a special dinner evening at Bearfoot restaurant and the famous Furocious, Splash Pool Party, the Sip N’ Dip at the Scandinave Spa and the great closing event Snowball. The highlight of our week in Whistler was undoubtedly the gay pride parade with dozens of rainbow flags on the ski hill of Whistler and through Whistler Village kicking off gay pride season in Canada. Join us on our trip to the first Canadian gay pride together with hundreds of gay men and members of the LGBTQ+ community from all over the world and experience the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival 2018 with our gay travel diary through a couple of men’s eyes.

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