Hit The Slopes: 10 Top Gay Ski Weeks Around The World

With the holidays and all that forced family “fun” now irreversibly upon us, there’s never been a better time to make some truly pleasurable winter plans for after the madness is over.

Fortunately, from the Rockies to the Alps and from Aspen to Austria, a slew of international gay ski weeks start swooshing in the new year beginning in early January, and will keep kicking up the pink powder right on through to spring.

The slopes are just part of the attraction at these mile-high affairs, with plenty of way-gay après-ski action, including raucous bashes and top entertainment. Skiers of all skill levels (and even no skill level) are always welcomed.

Check out our picks for the season’s top gay ski events, and their best parties and performers. It’s all downhill from here!

Click through for the 10 Best Gay Ski Weeks


Photos: Thomas Haywood/Arosa Gay Ski Week

Arosa Gay Ski Week
Arosa, Switzerland
January 6 to 13, 2013
Parties: I Heart Disco; Splash Pool Party; White Snow Ball
Entertainment: Classical Concert; Drag Queen Race



Utah Gay and Lesbian Ski Week
Park City, Utah
January 9 to 13, 2013
(Not to be confused with Elevation: Utah, also in Park City in February.)
Skiing mountains: The Canyons, Alta, Snowbird, Snowbasin and Brighton

Photo by Eric Schramm, courtesy of the Park City Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau



Aspen Gay Ski Week
Aspen, Colorado
January 13 to 20, 2013
Skiing mountains: Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands
Parties: GayWatch Pool & Dance Party; Fashion & Art Night Out
Entertainment: Drew Carey Comedy Gala; Downhill Costume Parade & Contest


Winter Rendezvous
Stowe, Vermont
January  23 to 27, 2013
Parties: Back2Basics Disco Party; Pool Party Extravaganza; Sound of Music Sing-a-long; Blowout Party
Entertainment: Dina Martina


Whistler, British Columbia, Canada
February 3 to 10, 2013
Parties: WinterPride Dine Out; Cowboy/Cowgirl Party; Mad Hatter Party; WinterPride Pool Party; Furrocious Bear/Leather/Denim Party; Purrlesque (lesbian party); Snowball Dance ‘Til Dawn
Entertainment: Mr. Gay Canada Competition


Elevation: Utah
Park City, Utah
February 21 to 24, 2013
Parties: Cherry Pop Park City


Telluride Gay Ski Week
Telluride, Colorado
February 22 to March 3, 2013
Parties: White Night Party
Entertainment: Coco Peru, DJ Casey Alva


Elevation: Mammoth
Mammoth, California
March 13 to 17, 2013
Parties: Snow Plow; Secret Service North; Avalanche; St. Patty’s Day Brunch


European Gay Ski Week
Alpe d’Heuz, France
March 16 to 23, 2013
Parties: The Snowball; Erotica; Pool Party; Closing Party
Entertainment: La Diva Live



Gay Snow Happening
Solden, Austria
March 24 to 31, 2013
Parties: Sinners Party; Salvation Party; Sexy Costume Party


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