Northwest Winter Festival Guide


November 5, 2016

Celebrate winter with our NW Festival Guide

Compiled by OutdoorsNW Staff

Photo at right: Fireworks above the Clock Tower at Big White Ski Resort in British Columbia. Photo by Andrew Jay, courtesy of Big White Ski Resort


World Ice Art Championships

Feb. 20–March 20 — Fairbanks, Alaska

This month-long event features ice-sculpting competitions, dog-sled rides and a children’s park. It attracts more than 100 ice artists and approximately 45,000 visitors each year from Alaska and all over the world.

World Ski and Snowboard Festival

April 7–16 — Whistler, B.C.

Enjoy family-friendly activities including daily concerts, art galleries, the Kokanee Freeride, Whistler DogFest, Mascot Mayhem, and the Pro Photographer and 72-hour Filmmaker Showdowns.

Winter festival dates were confirmed by press time in mid-October, however some of the winter festivals had not yet updated their websites with 2017 dates by the time the SNOW Guide was published.

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