10 Great Gay Ski Weeks

The lowdown for LGBT ski bunnies.

Winter’s rapidly approaching—and with it comes gay ski week season—when folks from around the globe hit the slopes, hot tubs and dance floors and the hot with their fellow queer ski bunnies.

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Below, we’ve mapped out some of the best LGBT ski getaways, offering miles of fresh trails, plus apres-ski cocktails, pampering, parties and memories you’ll never forget.

Logo Presents: Aspen Gay Ski Week runs January 17 to 24, and features top music and comedy acts, as well as a fresh take on the NewNowNext Honors.

Arosa Gay Ski Week

January 10-17
Arosa, Switzerland

Switzerland is home to one of the biggest gay winter events in Europe: More than 130 miles of slopes, plus daily events from classical concerts to theme dinners and après-ski cocktails, pool parties and disco nights.

Aspen Gay Ski Week

January 17-24
Aspen, Colorado

The first and most famous gay ski festival in the U.S. hosts a week of skiing, snowboarding, parties, concerts, drag shows and more. Enjoy cocktail and dinner events, music, comedy, a downhill costume parade, theme parties, a movie screening (courtesy of Logo) and daily hot-tub gatherings to soothe your aching body.

Stowe Gay Ski Week

January 20-24
Stowe, Vermont

The longest-running gay ski week in the northeast, Winter Rendezvous offers 40 miles of powdery terrain, plus performances by the Kinsey Sicks and hunky string quartet Well Strung. There’s also giant indoor pool parties, a Sound Of Music sing-a-long, and more shenanigans.

Snow Pride Barcelona

January 22-24, 2016
Barcelona, Spain

Though only its third year, Snow Pride is a great way to be introduced to the gorgeous Spanish Pyrenees. Located at La Molina resort, about an hour north of Barcelona, the event is a more intimate affair than other ski getaways, and has a reasonable price tag to match.

Winter Pride

January 23-31
Whistler, Canada

Boasting North America’s highest vertical drop, world class Whistler welcomes LGBT snow bunnies for daily après-ski parties and themed events like FURRocious (a uniform-and-leather bash) and the Mad Hatter Mar-Tea-ni Party. There’s also a fashion show and the grand finale for the Mr. Gay Canada contest.


Elevation: Utah

February 18-21
Park City, Utah

Elevation: Utah is the brainchild of event planner Tom Whitman, bringing hundreds of gay ski bunnies to some of the lightest powder on Earth. Learn the ropes from local cuties, and join in the party fun each afternoon and night.

Telluride Gay Ski Week

February 22-March 1
Telluride, Colorado

Surrounded by the San Juan mountains, this popular gay ski retreat is now a full ten days long. Enjoy dancing, cocktails, a popular Academy Oscars bash and the closing-night White Night party.

Organizers are still locking down talent but RuPaul’s Drag Race stars have known to perform in years past.

SWING: Switzerland Gay Ski Week

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February 28- March 9
Lenzerheide/Valbella, Switzerland

Residents of the Graubünden region of Switzerland are practically born with skis on, but if you’re a newbie there’s still plenty of hiking, ice skating, snow-shoeing and tobogganing. Or you can skip the outdoors altogether, and enjoy Hotel Schweizerhof’s Turkish baths and sauna, movie nights, fondue parties and art talks.

Elevation: Mammoth

March 16-20
Mammoth, California

Enjoy the company of more than 2,500 party-ready skiers at nine major parties across a week of snow and booze. The highlight of the event is the annual 10,000 Feet party (held at that exact elevation).

European Gay Ski Week

March 19-26
Tignest, France

European Gay Ski Week is one of the biggest on the continent, with more than 190 miles of trails. After hanging up your skis, spend you nights in the lounge being entertained by drag divas, cabaret stars, magicians and burlesque queens.

In the evening, international party brands—including Hustlaball, Spain’s WE, Paris’ LAB’s and Berlin’s GMF—host debauched gatherings for gays of every stripe.

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