Gay ski week: top events for next winter

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Don’t miss out on the biggest and most exciting parties being held this winter. The long tradition of gay ski weeks first began at Aspen Gay Ski Week in 1977. Today, there are almost 20 gay skiing and snowboarding events the world over. From Australia to the Aspens, gay ski events draw crowds ranging from hundreds to thousands of participants.

From the heated rendezvous in the pool to scintillating drag queens at the club, these parties feature the best DJ’s and will have you dancing all night long. Prepare to turn up the heat at gay ski week events and hit some of the most popular slopes world-wide. Snowboarding, skiing, and other winter sports will fill your days. As for you nights, they will be consumed with the hottest entertainment to be found across the seven continents. From the snowy European peaks to the powder white inclines of North America, gay ski events bring out the best in winter sports across the globe. Here is our selection of the Top 10 Gay Ski Events In 2017.

1 – Aspen Is Hot In January


The mother of all gay ski events, Aspen Gay Ski Week is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this coming year. On the week of January 15-22, 2017 Aspen, the oldest annual gay ski event, will hold its yearly summit. The week-long event will feature the best exciting entertainment options including late night dance parties, film screenings, comedy shows, and much more.

2 – Winter Rendezvous In Vermont


Stowe Mountain Resort’s annual Winter Rendezvous Gay Ski Event is the largest gay skiing event in the northeastern United States! Located in north-central Vermont, the gay ski event is marking its 33rd birthday this January. Join in on the fun from January 18-22, 2017.

3 – The Pride Of The Swiss Alps


Join participants from over 30 countries this year for the 13th edition of the Arosa gay ski event in the Swiss Alps. One of the biggest pride events in Europe, the annual gay ski event is sure to leave you with some unforgettable memories. From January 21-28, 2017 you too can ski, party, and make new friends in the Swiss Alps.

4 – Whistler Pride’s 25th Anniversary Blowout


Clear your calendar the week of January 22-29, 2017 for a party that is not to be missed. With gay and lesbian participants from over 26 counties, Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Join in on the fun, and experience the friendliest party on the plant. This year’s performances will feature iconic international celebrity air hostess Pam Ann.

5 – Gay Ski In Utah


One of the most exciting gay ski events in North America, Utah Gay Ski Week is celebrating its 7th birthday in Park City, Utah. From February 23-26, the peaks of Utah will be filled with scores of gay and lesbian ski week attendees. This year’s event will feature DJs Casey Alva, Dawna Monetell, and Josh Peace.

6 – Show Your Pride In Telluride 


Sign up for another amazing Telluride gay ski event. The week-long event takes place in stunning Telluride and is brimming with fantastic activities and events. From splendid booze filled brunches to shimmering white snow, a wonderful time can be had by all. Meet life-long friends and like-minded party goers this year while you show your pride in Telluride from February 25 – March 4, 2017.

7 – Mammoth Gay Ski


For the past 15 years, the Mammoth gay ski event has taken place in Mammoth Lakes California. Bringing excitement and more than 2,500 attendees to the High Sierras, the tremendous event features nine major parties with zero attitude. This year, join the fun from March 15-19 at the third largest gay ski event in North America.

8 – Come Out For European Snow Pride


European Snow Pride in the French Alps combines with the 3rd annual Tignes Gay Pride event for one mega gay pride festival at one of Europe’s most beloved ski resorts. The week-long event features a multitude of winter sports, music, and films. You too can enjoy all that the event has to offer this year from March 18-25, 2017.

9 – Mark Your Calender For Les Ménuires


In the stunningly beautiful French Alps, European Gay Ski Week moves to Les Ménuires, home to one of the best skiing area in the world, Les 3 Vallées. This coming year the event will be help from March 18-25 and will feature hot slopes and fantastic parties.

10 – Gay Snow Happening


The Gay Snow Happening will be held this year at Sölden from March 25 to April 1. The exciting event, located in the Austrian Alps, features an array of mini-events, parties, and winter sports that are sure to keep you busy during the short days and the long nights of the week-long holiday.