Audain Art Museum Walk and Talk
Tours (year-round): Every Wednesday
through Sunday, at select times, join their
knowledgeable docents on a one-hour
introduction tour of the museum, which is
included in the admission. Various other
ongoing events and programs are also at the
museum. Visit audainartmuseum.com.
Fire & Ice Show (Dec. 23 – March 25): Every
Sunday night, plus special added dates. Spend
your evening with family and friends with free
live entertainment! Who can resist fireworks
and fire spinners — especially when snowflakes
fill the air! Whistler’s best skiers and riders,
including Whistler Blackcomb Snow School’s
finest, hit a big air jump through a blazing ring
of fire. Skiers Plaza, Whistler Village base.
Show starts at 7 p.m.
Family Après (Dec. 17 – March 27): Every
Monday and Wednesday. Enjoy outdoor
Canadian winter fun at Whistler Olympic
Plaza. A variety of activities and entertainment
happen each week. FREE. Join in and extend
your day’s fun, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Made in Whistler Market (Dec. 15 – March 30):
Every Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. on Level 1,
at the Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler. Browse
and shop artisans’ unique hand-made goods,
including jewellery, pottery, fine art, fashions,
food and more. Additional markets Sunday, Dec.
23 and 30.
Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Sessions
(Dec. 16 – Feb. 3): Select dates. Open to skiers
and snowboarders of all ages, Park Rider
Sessions feature slopestyle, rail jams and
halfpipe competitions. Helmets are mandatory.
Pre-registration is strongly recommended as
events do sell out. Register through all Whistler
Blackcomb Guest Relations and Ski School
King of the Rail presented by Showcase
(Dec. 20; Dec. 27; Jan. 3): The King of the
Rail is a series of rail jam contests starting
at 7 p.m. at the base of Whistler Mountain
next to the Fitzsimmons Chair. Categories for
snowboarders and skiers, males and females,
adults and youth. All participants have a chance
to win fantastic draw prizes.
Kokanee Valley Race Series (Jan. 10 – Feb.
14): The Kokanee Valley Race Series is held
on select Thursdays throughout the season.
The series is open to skiers, telemarkers and
snowboarders with different gender and age
divisions. No racing experience is required to
join in on the fun of recreational racing.
Official Opening Day - Winter (U.S.
Thanksgiving Day): This is the day skiers
and snowboarders look forward to all year!
Celebrate your very first tracks of the season!
Whistler and Blackcomb mountains as well as
the Peak 2 Peak Gondola open for skiing, riding
and sightseeing. Date subject to change.
Arts Whistler’s Holiday Market
(U.S. Thanksgiving weekend): Featuring
artisans from the Sea to Sky Corridor,
Lower Mainland and beyond. A wide array of
ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal,
jewellry, leather, candles, as well as Christmas
decorations. Plus, live music and a food court.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Whistler Conference Centre.
The Whistler Holiday Experience (Dec. 22 –
Jan 6): This family fun zone is unparalleled for
indoor entertainment! Kids enjoy a mini-putt
course, table games, bouncy castles, crafts
and video games free over the holiday season.
Takes place daily (excluding Dec. 25) from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. (noon to 6 p.m. on Jan. 1) at the
Whistler Conference Centre.
Whistler Presents: New Year’s Eve
Celebrations (Dec. 31): Say farewell to the
old and welcome the new at this alcohol-free
evening of family entertainment and celebration
in Whistler Village. Enjoy multiple early Kids’
Countdowns. Free public transit available from 6
p.m. to 4 a.m. Visit whistler.ca/nye.