About Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson is the CEO, Executive Producer of GayWhistler.com + the annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival. Dean is also the founder of the Pride House movement with the opening of the first Pride House at the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver/Whistler. Dean is an LGBT activist and social media contributor. He is also a travel writer. You can follow him on most channels at @gayWhistler

Skate Away with a Piece of Sports History

Skate Away with a Piece of Sports History while supporting global LGBTQ Human Rights!
Pride House founder, Dean Nelson, will be awarded the Pioneer Award at the 35th annual IGLTA gala Voyager reception and awards dinner on Friday, May 11th, 2018. In an effort to help build the Pride House legacy we are working with […]

March 22nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTAs Pioneer Award

Pride House Founder to Receive IGLTA’s Pioneer Award
Dean Nelson, CEO of Whistler Pride & Ski Festival, to be honored on 11 May at the Voyage benefit during IGLTA’s 35th Anniversary Global Convention

TORONTO (21 March 2018)—Pride House founder Dean Nelson will receive the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association’s Pioneer Award on 11 May at Voyage, the signature fundraising […]

March 22nd, 2018|In the News|0 Comments

Epic Pass for Gay Ski Week

Epic Pass for Gay Ski Week

For our avid skiers and snowboarders we are so excited to see how the EPIC Pass has enhanced Gay Ski Week. The value of the global pass now accepted at 61 mountain resorts around the world  including our home mountain of Whistler Blackcomb.

New for the 2018/19 season is the […]

Whistler Pride 2018 Photos

Whistler Pride 2018 Photo Gallery
Thank you to all of our guests, volunteers and partners that helped to make this year's 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival super memorable. We hope you enjoy some of the photos we were able to capture along the way. Reminder to take our annual survey and you could […]

February 15th, 2018|In the News|0 Comments

2018 Charity Ski Race Results

The 2018 Charity Ski Race Results at Whistler Pride and Ski Festival

On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 Whistler Pride and Ski Festival welcomed 42 racers to guess their time at the GMC Race Centre on Blackcomb Mountain. Raising $376 and more donations are still coming in benefiting Squamish Safe N Sound.

Congratulations to the following Top […]

Whistler Pride Celebrates 26 years

Award-winning Whistler Pride and Ski Festival celebrates 26 years of inclusivity

Whistler, B.C. – One of the countries biggest and best gay and lesbian LGTBQI events, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival, returns to Whistler for its 26th year from January 21-28, 2018. Experience firsthand why GayTravel.com has awarded Whistler Pride as the Winter Event of the Year. This […]

January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Blasted Church Wine Paired Dinner

Blasted Church Wine Paired Dinner at the Bearfoot Bistro
Join Blasted Church Vineyards and the Bearfoot Bistro for an intimate Wine Paired dinner in the Wine Cellar of the award winning Bearfoot Bistro.

Welcome Champagne Sabering Reception
OMG traditional method sparkling Blasted Church wine

FIRST
2016 Blasted Church Sauvignon Blanc
hamachi & yellowfin tuna sashimi
buddha hand, sake macerated mandarin, cucumber, […]

January 10th, 2018|Culinary|0 Comments

WPSF2019

Join us January 20-27, 2019 for the 27th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival WPSF2019
Plan ahead and save the dates the 27th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival WPSF2019 returns to Whistler January 20-27, 2019. Some things you can expect to see for the 2018/19 ski season include a $66-million capital investment from Vail Resorts. […]

Whistler Pride WPSF2018 Festival Guide

Whistler PRIDE WPSF2018 Festival Guide
The 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival WPSF2018 is January 21-28, 2018 at Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. GayTravel.com has named Whistler Pride the #1 Winter LGBT Event of the year for the second consecutive year. We are very proud of the work we have done in creating an exciting festival […]

Whistler Celebrates 2017

Whistler Celebrates an Award Winning Year
Canada marked its 150th anniversary this year and celebrations continue as the country was recently awarded the designation of Travel + Leisure’s 2017 Destination of the Year. Adding to the cause for celebration are some recent accolades awarded to Whistler, its premier businesses and hotels.

The Condé Nast Readers' Travel Awards […]

December 1st, 2017|In the News|0 Comments