During Winterpride Whistler(gaywhistler.com), held every January or February, the resort heats up for a week with naughty nightlife, fine dining, fabulous après-ski, and slope-side fun.
The raucous World Ski & Snowboard Festival (www.wssf.com) end-of-the-season bash fills 10 days with music, arts, fashion shows, and extreme sports.
When the going gets tough, hundreds of die-hard warriors head for the two-day Tough Mudder (www.whistler.com), a grueling military-style obstacle course that tests more than physical stamina.
More than 100 daredevil racers from all over the world hurtle down S-bends at breakneck speeds during Whistler Longboard Festival (www.whistlerlongboard.com).
The annual Crankworx (www.crankworx.com) mountain-bike festival showcases the sport's boldest and most talented athletes as they whip down double black-diamond runs; there are also daily concerts and a huge downhill biking scene.
The four-day, suds-filled Whistler Village Beer Festival (wvbf.ca) celebrates everything that makes the craft beer movement one of the world's fastest growing drinking phenomenons.
There's a little bit of everything at Cornucopia (www.whistlercornucopia.com), an annual festival for foodies and oenophiles. The grand gala is a veritable who’s who in the Pacific Northwest wine industry.
The annualWhistler Film Festival (www.whistlerfilmfestival.com) features world premieres from top directors, industry events, and parties, all with a Canadian focus.