Special Events

Whistler hosts many signature events each season; these are just a few of the most noteworthy.

January

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival

Heading in to its 24th year, the Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is one of the largest gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America. Enjoy over 60 events and parties spread over 8 days throughout the Resort.

February

Peak To Valley Race

Peak To Valley Race

Race from the top of Whistler mountain to the base at Creekside in this world famous annual ski and snowboard race during the Winter season. Experience the thrill of this big mountain tradition.

 

March

Showcase Showdown

Showcase Showdown

Skiers and snowboarders compete in freestyle events on the snow covered slopes of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains for glory along with big prize money. This annual event is a local tradition that features many world class athletes.

April

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Combine the #1 Ski Resort, the world’s best skiers and riders, epic outdoor concerts and non-stop nightlife and you’ve got the World Ski & Snowboard Festival. Wrap up the 2015 winter season in style.

 

May

Mountain Biking

GO Fest Whistler's Great Outdoors Festival

Enjoy the great outdoors during this annual Victoria Day long weekend Spring festival that celebrates the changing of the seasons. Bike races, frisbee tournaments, even the Great Slush Cup are open to all ages and abilities. Come check out this year’s events.

June

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder Whistler

Whistler is known for its grueling climbs and breathtaking terrain, so one would expect nothing less than one of the most challenging courses to test your boundaries and teamwork. Come find out if have what it takes to earn your ‘orange’.

 

July

Subaru IRONMAN Canada

Subaru IRONMAN Canada

Whistler is pleased to play host to one of the longest-running IRONMAN races. Participate or watch as 2,600 athletes complete the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon course.

August

Crankworx Whistler

Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival

Celebrate the heart and soul of mountain biking, as the world’s biggest bike fans and best riders come out and shred up the Whistler bike park.

 

September

GranFondo Whistler

RBC GranFondo Whistler

Whether you’re an elite, advanced or recreational cyclist, join fellow road cycling enthusiasts as they wind their way up the Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler covering a total of 122 kilometers.

October

Whistler 50

Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra

BC Athletics is pleased to host the 5th annual Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra October 17, 2015. Teams of 8, 4, or 2 runners, along with solo ultra-marathoners, will wind themselves through the Whistler Valley Trail system covering a total distance of 50-mile (80k).

 

November

Cornucopia

Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival

Pairing regional breweries, distilleries, and wineries with local farmers, chefs and producers, Cornucopia is the Fall’s must-experience culinary extravaganza.

December

Whistler Film Festival

Whistler Film Festival

Celebrating over 15 years as one of Canada’s leading film festivals, WIFF features original and innovative films from around the world, lively parties under the peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, and star-studded guest attendees.