Imagine soaring new heights over snow-capped mountains with fresh powder, breath-taking views, friendly fireside chats, warming mulled wine, awesome parties and delicious dining with sexy new winter sports-loving, gay friends. The perfect mix of beautiful surroundings, party and delightful accommodations is what makes gay ski weeks a growing global cult phenomenon. With anywhere from hundreds to thousands of guests at each of dozens of gay ski weeks being held annually around the globe, it’s no wonder that these pride-filled vacations have become one of the best gay and lesbian winter vacation options in recent years and the places to be this coming ski season.
Check out some of the best options below and pack your onesie for those great, late night, wine filled, gay camaraderie sessions that are sure to happen next to a warm fireplace in the ski-lodge that works best for you:
Hakuba Japan Gay Ski Week
The Penke Panke Lodge in Hakuba, Japan offers a team of service that is excellent. The lodge has its own ski hire facility, which means that after check-in, you simply go downstairs to have your boots and skis fitted, followed by a week of fun with a small group of party-hard shredders from Australia, Canada, the USA and UK. The kanone’s running the show do so with a passion for fun, providing a unique and memorable experience with one-on-one care and are currently offering your chance to win accommodations for two, ski passes and much more for the next March 3rdto 8th, 2020 event. Winner drawing takes place on Nov 15th, 2019 so click here to enter and find out more about Hakuba Gay Ski Week and the nearby festivals taking place in conjunction with this week’s event.
Gay Ski Week Australia
Produced by Points of Difference, Gay Ski Week Australia (GSWA) is as Australia’s only national Pride event. A frosty, fun and fabulous tradition, celebrating their 11thyear, GSWA returns to the Victorian Alps for two weeks of outrageous fun on and off the snow. This year’s trip offers plenty of choice with a 6-day/5-night program at Falls Creek, followed by a 5-day/4-night program at Hotham Alpine Resort. Kicking off on September 3rd, 2019, everyone is invited to the party at Falls Creek and the laidback VIP conditions at Hotham. New this year is organiser’s ‘Falls Creek Weekender Package’, offering two nights and two days of snow time from Friday, September 6thto Sunday, September 8th. No need to chuck-a-sickie with this excellent option as you can expect to arrive at the resort within three and a half hours from your flight with Albury’s year-round, fly/drive access from Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. Visit GSWA to find out more.
Taking place in Quebec, Tremblant from January 30thto February 2nd, 2020, Park City, Utah from February 26thto March 1stand California’s High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes from March 18th– 22nd, Elevation provides every ripper’s dream come true with three months of six-pack rides to some of the best slopes North America has to offer. With 18 years behind them, 2500+ attendees each year and three locations, you’ll want to book your tickets and flight path early to join this global communion of gay ski week enthusiasts and magic carpet riders featuring 12 major dance parties with internationally known DJ’s, some of the most beautiful insta-worthy backdrops and the whole experience comes with zero attitude, free of charge! Find out more at Elevation’s home page and book your journey today!
Allegra in Arosa is 7 days of heaven in the fun and sun of Switzerland. With 600 guests, this week is the best gay and lesbian winter vacation event in Europe. The perfect mix of stunning surroundings, magnificent accommodations, serene slopes and unforgettable experiences, Arosa offers a unique European getaway including the White Snowball and ADDICTED Pool Parties. In conjunction with supporting partner hotels, Arosa is also offering a special Event Pass package (on sale from December 2019) with exclusive benefits such as 20% discount on ski/snowboard hires and free sun loungers at the Tschuggenhutte. To match all tastes and wallets with a best price guarantee, click to Arosa’s homepage and ensure your own experience of a lifetime.
Rainbow Mountain, Thredbo
Five years ago, Heaps Gay started life as a regular series of Sydney parties for LGBTIQ+ kids and their friends, and has since become one of the city’s best regular events for anyone who wants to have some fun and support charities. With the Heaps Gay crew pumping up the colourful winter wonderland vibes in Thredbo, Rainbow Mountain is returning in 2019, bigger and queerer, with a 5-day festival jam-packed with on-and-off snow events from September 4th– 8th, 2019. From parties, apres, huge live concerts, sparkling lunches, on-mountain races and so much more, it’s a massive week for all divas to partake and features some of Sydney’s biggest entertainment from the LGBTQIA community. With headliners including Kira Puru, Stereogamous, imbi the girl and Rachel Maria Cox, start planning your outfits and get the crew together for a chockablock 5 days of fun at Thredbo Rainbow Mountain.