In January and February, skiing competitions take place at most alpine ski resorts in British Columbia.
From June through September, the Whistler Summer Festivals present street entertainment and a variety of musical events at the resort.
During the third week in June, Whistler Summer Solstice World Roots Music Weekend (tel. 604/932-2394) brings the sounds of Celtic, zydeco, bluegrass, Delta blues, Latin, folk, and world-beat music down to the villages and up to the mountains.
Whistler Summit Concert Series (tel. 604/932-3434) is held on August weekends, with the mountains providing a stunning backdrop for performers such as the Barenaked Ladies, Amanda Marshall, and Blue Rodeo.
The Alpine Wine Festival (tel. 604/932-3434) on the mountaintop during the first weekend in September, features tastings, a winemaker's dinner, and other events highlighting North America's finest vintages.
Also in September, mountain bikers compete in the Power Bar Garibaldi Gruel and the Cheakamus Challenge Fall Classic Mountain Bike Race.
The second weekend September ushers in the Whistler Jazz & Blues Festival (604) 932-2394, a great opportunity to hear live jazz, gospel, R&B, and blues.
Cornucopia - Whistler's Food and Wine Celebration Wine tastings, food sampling, gourmet dinners, celebrity chefs. Cornucopia brings together the best talent in the Pacific Northwest and over fifty top wineries.
Dozens of downhill ski competitions are held December through May. They include the Owens-Corning World Freestyle Competition (Jan), Power Bar Peak to Valley Race (Feb), Kokanee Fantastic Downhill Race (Mar), and Whistler Snowboard World Cup and World Cup Freestyle (Dec)