The 11 Can’t-Miss Gay Ski Weeks Of 2018

A guide for all LGBT snow bunnies.

Live your best gay life with a gay ski trip in the new year.

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

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    January 20-27, 2018

    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.

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    January 14-21, 2018

    Aspen, Colorado

    The first and most famous gay ski festival in the U.S., Aspen Gay Ski Week promises 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 and daily hot-tub gatherings to soothe your aching body.

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    January 17-21, 2018

    Stowe, Vermont

    The longest-running gay ski week in the Northeast, Winter Rendezvous offers 40 miles of powdery terrain, plus an encore performance by Logo’s Julie Goldman. There’s also giant indoor pool parties, an ice-carving competition and more shenanigans.

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    January 21-28, 2018

    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 Splash Pool Party.

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    February 22-25, 2018

    Park City, Utah

    Elevation: Utah is the four-day 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.

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    February 24-March 3, 2018

    Telluride, Colorado

    Up in the San Juan mountains, this popular gay ski retreat is now a full eight days. Enjoy dancing, cocktails, a performance by drag queen Suzy Wong, and an epic pool party at the Peak Resort.

  7. Snow Gay Weekend

    March 1-4, 2018

    Boí Taüll, Spain Pupi Poison and La Nenuco host hundreds of snow bunnies in the Spanish Pyrenees for skiing, snowboarding, parties and more.

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    March 3-10, 2018

    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.

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    March 14-18, 2018

    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).

  10. European Snow Pride

    March 17-24, 2018

    Espace Killy, France

    Espace Killy in the French Alps offers nearly 200 mile of powdery runs at Val d’Isere and Tignes. There’s also plenty of aprés ski parties, a film festival, and top DJ talent including Barry Harris and Katrin Quinol.

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    March 17-24, 2018

    Les Trois Vallées, 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 host debauched gatherings for gays of every stripe.

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