GAY SKI WEEKS…who knew? I didn’t, but I’m not sure why — there are tons on the calendar for the 2009-2010 ski season.
And there’s a lot more than powder on offer. We’re talking concerts, DJs, themed parties, comedy shows, and special packages (ahem).
Below is a selection of events from a variety of mountains and dates. To see the whole list, check out “A higher elevation” from www.dallasvoice.com.
Utah Gay & Lesbian Ski Week
where: Park City, Utah
when: January 6-10
Utah starts it off. How nice of them. As the original article notes: “This is the Sundance Film Festival’s backyard, so it’s liberals everywhere for a few weeks.”
Aspen Gay & Lesbian Ski Week
where: Aspen, Colorado
when: January 17-24
Now in its 33rd year, this is one of the biggies. Lots of music and a downhill drag race are included in the full 7 days of festivities.
where: Kerhonkson, New York
when: February 12-15
The 16th annual Winter Explosion, dedicated especially to the African-American gay community, will also be its swan song. The artist Ledisi is headlining.
Telluride Gay Ski Week
where: Telluride, Colorado
when: February 20-27
This one’s been voted top gay ski week in the country. How could it not when hosting parties with names like Hump Night (on Wednesday, of course)?
where: Whistler, British Columbia
when: March 1-8
After the Olympics shuts down, the pride party is set to hit Whistler-Blackcomb’s 8,000 skiable acres. There’s no telling which athletes might decide to book an extra week in the Olympic Village…
Also check out Photo Essay: Gay Pride in Oaxaca, Mexico.
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