Full of chill parties and hot trade, gay ski weeks are a great opportunity to mix and mingle with gay men from across the globe. And let’s be honest: You don’t really have to be a skier to have an amazing time at a gay ski week. Sure, it helps if you have some experience. But you can have just as much fun if you’re riding down the bunny slope or hitting the double black diamond.
So here are five icy-hot gay ski weeks for you to indulge in, whether you’re a first time skier or a professional snowboarder.
Here are 5 gay ski weeks happening in 2018:
1. Aspen Gay Ski Week, Jan. 14–21, 2018
Aspen Gay Ski Week has roots dating back more than three decades. It’s now one of the largest and most well known events of it’s kind held each January in Aspen, one of the most renowned ski resorts in the United Staes. LGBT men and women travel from across the country to enjoy seven days of skiing, partying and other fun events.
2. Elevation: Utah, Feb. 22–25, 2018
After throwing a successful gay ski week in Mammoth Lakes, California, Tom Whitman decided to take his brand to another destination. He picked the destination of Park City, Utah, a world-class resort with some of the lightest powder on Earth. Learn the ropes from local hotties, and warm up at the fun parties every afternoon and night.
3. Telluride Gay Ski Week, Feb. 24–March 3, 2018
Telluride Gay Ski Week was founded in 2002. Since then, it has been a week to look forward to for travelers and locals alike. When director Rosie Cusack took over the reins of Telluride Gay Ski Week in 2016, she was sure to create a carefully orchestrated schedule of entertainment, which ups the fun. The opening-day party, daily après ski, wild pool parties and late-night lounge happenings give ski week goers lots of opportunities to party, with events like the lavish White Party extending well into the morning hours.
4. Elevation: Mammoth, March 14–18, 2018
For 16 years, Tom Whitman has brought his five-day gay ski week to the amazing ski destination of the Mammoth Lakes in California. Joined by some of the country’s hottest DJs and performers, 2,500 riders turn up for 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.
5. European Gay Ski Week, March 17–24, 2018
European Gay Ski Week is in its 10th year and takes place in the French Alps, bringing lots of sexy men from all over the continent of Europe. Located in Les Menuires, the event attracts more than 1,000 people during the week. The organizers bring lots of experience and a large budget to provide fun and engaging activities all week long. In addition to hitting the slopes during the day and twirling it on the dance floor at night, you’ll find other activities like pool parties, private mountain tours and cabaret shows to indulge yourself. Basically, there’s something for everyone.