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. www.icealaska.com
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. www.wssf.com
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.