Whistler Events & Festivals | Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside


Whistler events and festivals are not to be missed! From Village ice skating, the Fire & Ice Show and live music, to bike races, yoga, farmer’s markets and kids event, there is something for everyone to enjoy throughout the year in Whistler.

December 2022

Ski with Santa Day

Dress like Santa and Mrs. Claus and bring the festive fun to the slopes. Skiers and riders of all ages are invited to put on their best Santa or Mrs. Claus ensembles to spread Christmas cheer around Whistler Blackcomb. In return, a free lift ticket is gifted to the first 100 people to arrive at the Garibaldi Lift Company at the base of Whistler Mountain, in full Santa or Mrs. Claus attire.

When: 15 December

Where: Garibaldi Lift Company


The ultimate winter wonderland experience awaits you this holiday season. Wintersphere celebrates this magical time of year with festive activities for the entire family! Join in the fun with visits from Santa, entertainers, a holiday café, kids crafts, signature holiday maze and much more. Please note that Wintersphere is closed on December 25 and open December 31 from noon to 8 PM.

When: 17 to 31 December

Where: Whistler Conference Centre

Whistler's New Year's Eve Celebrations

Say goodbye to the old and welcome in the new at Whistler’s New Year’s festivities for all ages. It's a full day of entertainment and activities that wraps up with a celebration in Skier's Plaza including a special edition Fire & Ice Show, early countdown and dazzling fireworks display. 

When: 31 December (11am to 9pm)

Where: Various locations

January 2023

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Whistler is proud to host the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, celebrating its 30th year in 2023. One of the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski weeks in North America, the LGBTQI pride week features a packed events schedule of skiing, snowboarding and social events. 

When: 22 to 29 January

Where: Various venues in and around Whistler

Snowed in Comedy Tour

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned into a Canadian success story, celebrating its fourteenth year. Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn returns as well as the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug. 6 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher is back along with Erica Sigurdson with over 70 appearances on the Debaters. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a flurry of laughs”.

When: 25 January

Where: Maury Young Arts Centre

February 2023

Peak to Valley Race

The Peak to Valley Race, presented by Jackson-Triggs, celebrates its 37th year on Whistler Mountain. This unique race is not only long-standing, it's also the longest GS race of its kind on the planet, challenging teams of four to race down Whistler Mountain.

When: 24 to 25 February

Where: Whistler Mountain

April 2023

23rd Annual Showcase Showdown

The longest running Canadian snowboard competition comes back to Whistler Mountain this year with a slopestyle event not to be missed. This event is a jam format contest with three features in a custom-built venue and is open to four categories of snowboarders. Tons of great prizes to be claimed from Mission Control.

When: 1 April

Where: Various locations

July 2023


Born in Whistler, BC in 2004, Crankworx has evolved into a multi-stop international festival series, bringing together the best mountain bike athletes to compete in elite-level competitions in a variety of disciplines, as well as hosting races for amateurs, Kidsworx contests for young riders, participatory events, and celebrations of mountain bike culture, all while showcasing amazing destinations. And while the festival has gone international, each year the global mountain bike community comes home to Crankworx Whistler for the ultimate celebration of all things mountain bike. The original. The biggest. The heart of it all. The defining celebration of mountain biking.

When: 21 to 30 July

Where: Various locations