Hit the slopes, shred the mountain, or party in a ski chalet at these winter getaways.
Aspen Gay Ski Week
Aspen, Colorado, January 15-22
Home to the world’s first and longest running gay ski week, AGSW celebrates its 46th year this January. The iconic event includes ambassador-guided skiing and riding on three of Aspen’s mountains (AJAX, Snowmass, and Highlands) as well as daily aprés-ski soirees, nights out on the town, dance parties, drag bingo, a downhill costume contest, and an evening of music and comedy with Sandra Bernhard.
Dubbed “the best gay ski week in the east,” Stowe’s annual winter Pride festival draws hundreds of LGBTQ+ skiers and riders of every level for five days of exploring the resort’s 116 trails. Additionally, Winter Rendezvous’s 40th anniversary celebration will include ice skating, dog sledding, hot tubbing, bonfires, pool parties, drag bingo, and live performances, including a Tina Turner tribute concert by Debby Holiday.
Celebrating its 30th year, Whistler’s winter Pride event ranks among the world’s largest. Skiers and riders can find immediate bonding and learning experiences with groups of every level. There’s a ski parade, massive pool party, snowball fight, roller disco, art walk, charity ski race, and a slew of rotating après and dinner plans.
Launched 13 years ago by Elevation founder Tom Whitman, Utah’s annual celebration has grown every year, hosting queers and friends from all over the world. This year, Utah Gay Ski Week features guided skiing and riding at Park City and nearby Deer Valley as well as themed costume aprés-ski meet-ups, dinners, and dance parties.
Gus Kenworthy’s stunningly beautiful hometown has thrown down every winter since 2002. For 2023, SBG Productions (producers of the ski town’s blues and jazz festivals) takes over Telluride Gay Ski Week. Kicking off with the historic Telluride AIDS Benefit Fashion Show, it will include guided ski groups, live music, happy hours, pool parties, yoga, an art walk, sleigh ride dinner, and drag brunch.
This rugged town in the Canadian Rockies becomes even more picturesque when sprinkled with rainbow flags. Celebrating its 14th anniversary, Jasper Pride & Ski Festival offers 10 days of skiing and snowboarding at Marmot Basin as well as on-mountain costume parties, fun races and ski parades, live music, drag bingo, burlesque parties, and both family and teen-specific events.