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Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Over 3,000 revelers from 26 nations come to Whistler for the week-long festival that celebrates diversity on and off the slopes. Après, themed bar nights, dance parties, comedy from Margaret Cho and a pool party are among the many activities.

Telus Winter Classic

Join in a fun-filled weekend for a good cause. Ski events are finished off with a mountaintop gala complete with wine, beer, food, live and silent auctions, and entertainment. Funds go to an assortment of worthy causes such as the Whistler Public Library, the Squamish Food Bank, and the Whistler Writers Festival. Wine and cheese ticket $75. Gala ticket $195.

Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

Gay-pride cultural events, lively nightlife and, of course, skiing.

Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer

Enjoy soul, blues and funk from this Vancouver-based duo. Shawn Hall sings and plays the harmonica while Matthew Rogers uses his feet to play the drums and hands to play the guitar. Guests are encouraged to dress up for an elegant night out and drinks will be served. Millennium Place. 4335 Blackcomb Way. For ages 19+.

Family Day

This long weekend is all about family. Whistler Blackcomb offers 50% off full-day lift tickets for BC residents. For all out-of-towners, there are many family-friendly activities at the Roundhouse Lodge such as watching snow become a life-size car sculpture, exploring the family Wonder Route, checking out the Magic Castle and deals on kids’ food and drink. The Roundhouse Lodge, 4545 Blackcomb Way.

The Little Prince

This beloved novella by Antoine de Sant-Exupéry is brought to life with puppets, masks, music and storytelling. Enjoy the tale of interplanetary travel, imagination, love and loyalty that captures the hearts or children and grown-ups alike.$20, child $12, S/S $18, family 4-pack $56. Millennium Place. 4335 Blackcomb Way.

Peak to Valley Race

A team of four races over two days in this long-standing and unique race. The course—over 5 km—starts on the Whistler Saddle and finishes at Dusty’s in the Creekside and has a vertical drop of 1,443 metres, with 180 gates.

Sigge’s P’ayakenstut Cross Country Ski Loppet

This Payak is a cross-country skiing event that welcomes all levels and ages. With courses that range from 15 to 50 km in length, there is something for everyone. Guaranteed vistas of Callaghan Valley, Black Tusk and the Brandywine mountain range. Activities for children five to 14. Whistler Olympic Park.

TorQ Percussion

Watch this modern Western percussion ensemble make music on anything and everything, from metal dishes to xylophones. The engaging performance spans generations and geography with both original and established pieces. Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way.

TEDActive 2015: Truth or Dare

Watch the highly anticipated five-day program simulcast from Vancouver on HD screens in a comfortable and informal setting. Challenge today’s reality with talks from inventors, designers, explorers and change makers from all over the world. Costs $4,250 to go to the simulated conference in Whistler or $500 to watch it streamed from home.

The GoPro Junior Freeski Challenge

Youngsters who like to shred big mountain terrain take part in this challenge based on style, control and technique. Kids from 12 to 18 free ski down a predetermined run on Blackcomb Mountain while wearing the latest GoPro cameras and accessories.

Six Guitars

This one-man act combines comedy, music and characters to tell the tale of six different guitar players, each with their own voice and musical style. Chase Padgett plays blues, jazz, rock, classical, folk and country to accompany this moving journey. Millennium Place, 4335 Blackcomb Way.