2023 Gay Ski Week Events: What’s Planned?
The Best Gay Ski Weeks to Attend in 2023 & 2024
Gay ski week season is one of the best times of the year. With so many different ones to choose from, I’ve compiled one epic list of all the best gay ski events around the world.
Note: This post is updated regularly as additional event information becomes available. All the latest dates are listed. See all official ski week links within!
Even if you’re not a skier, you can easily enjoy the fun après ski events with friends at a gay ski week. It’s an awesome way to spice up your winter. And while you’re planning, don’t forget about these must-have cold weather and ski accessories.
Here are the top gay ski weeks for 2024 and the remaining 2023 season along with event dates, location details, and host hotels.
Aspen Gay Ski Week
- Location: Aspen, Colorado, USA
- Dates: Jan 14 – 21, 2024
- Host Hotels: W Hotel Aspen, Limelight Hotel Snowmass
Aspen Gay Ski Week is one of the most well-known gay ski weeks in the USA. And with every passing year, their events get better and better!
You can look forward to events like a Saturday pool party at the modern local rec center, daily après ski gatherings, and a downhill costume party on the slopes, all in addition to skiing the “mountain du jour.”
Get ready for tons of parties, too. Bring your best White Party outfit for the celebration at the Cloud 9 Lodge, as well as plenty of sexy gay swimwear for all the pool and jacuzzi time.
Passes to Aspen Gay Ski Week come in three tiers which range from $400 to over $1200 per person. You can also buy individual tickets just for the events you want to go to.
If you’re thinking about AGSW, check out wolfyy’s Aspen gay guide for local hotel and nightlife recommendations.
Arosa Gay Ski Week
- Location: Arosa, Switzerland
- Dates: Jan 20 – 27, 2024
- Preferred Hotels: Tschuggen Grand, Valsana, Seehof Arosa, Faern Altein, Aves Arosa, Provisorium
Some of the week’s 12 huge events include Frisco Disco, the Addicted Pool Party, White SnowBall, and Sunset Apero.
Ski passes are pretty affordable at Arosa, especially considering how expensive Switzerland can be.
If you’ll be spending any time in Zurich during your adventure to Switzerland, get recommendations in wolfyy’s Zurich gay guide.
Stowe Vermont Winter Rendezvous
Consider Stowe’s Winter Rendezvous weekend pride event if you’re looking for a gay ski week without too much pressure to actually ski the slopes.
Plan on a good time at the signature Stowe Bowl event, a steamy pool party and the Blow Out dance party. Some more relaxed events on the Winter Rendezvous gay ski week schedule include a wine and cheese gathering and drag bingo!
Be sure to pack some hand warmers to keep your hands extra cozy. Slip them under a stylish pair of waterproof winter sport gloves, and share some with your friends.
Swiss Gay Ski: Lenzerheide
- Location: Lenzerheide, Switzerland
- Dates: March 3 – 8, 2024
- Host Hotel: Hotel Schweizerhof Lenzerheide
The Swiss Gay Ski 8-day program is perfect for those who want to focus on hitting the slopes and prefer more of an intimate setting. Newbie skiers can start the week off with lessons and anyone can join the daily guided courses.
Evening events include Hammam Night (which includes some personal masseurs), cinema night, high tea, and daily group dinners. With more intimate events, Swiss Gay Ski is a great place to make some new friends!
Mammoth Gay Ski Week
- Location: Mammoth Lakes, California, USA
- Dates: 2023 Events Finished, 2024 Dates TBA
- Host Hotel: The Village Lodge
- Preferred Hotels: The Westin Monache, Juniper Springs Resort, Mammoth Mountain Inn
Mammoth Gay Ski Week is one of the most popular in the United States. It’s one of three events hosted by Elevation, known for their extravagant parties, attended by an international crowd.
Various types of ticket packages are available, including individual event passes, weekend passes or party passes. Planned parties include Throwback Thursday and the sexy GEAR party, among others. Bring your best gay party gear!
Saturday’s signature event is the Rainbow Run, where everyone skis down the slopes in their best rainbow outfits.
Telluride Gay Ski Week
Telluride gay ski week happens in the picturesque Rocky Mountains of Colorado, where the powder is always superb. It’s one of the most popular gay ski weeks in the United States.
As of 2023, Telluride Gay Ski Week has all-new owners and producers, who plan to bring a host of fresh events while still honoring the event’s traditions.
A few must-mention events include the Gay Sleigh horse-drawn sleigh ride, the Alpine Rendezvous outdoor dance party, the Costume & Drag Ski Race, and the Sno Go-Go afterparty.
European Snow Pride: Tignes
- Location: Tignes, France
- Dates: 2024 Dates TBA
- Preferred Hotels: Les Campanules Hôteles, Résidence Santa Terra, Les Suites Maison Bouvier, Hotel Curling
European Snow Pride is hosted at the openly gay-friendly Tignes winter ski resort. As part of this unique gay ski event, the entire village, called Val Claret, pretty much becomes an entirely LGBT+ zone.
Partnering with Scruff, events at European Snow Pride include daily ski and snowboard groups, après ski, nightly parties, drag shows, and after-hours events.
European Gay Ski Week: Les Arcs
- Location: Les Arcs, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, France
- Dates: Mar 23 – 20, 2024
- Host Hotel: Les Mélèzes
- Preferred Hotels: Arc 1950 Le Village
European Gay Ski Week has a huge amount of events you can join, both day and night. From ski school and official hosted excursions to EGSW club nights, daily après-ski and after hours parties, you’ll be plenty busy.
Dinner events at European Gay Ski Week are always special. I also love how they organize solo traveler tables as well as shared accommodations for guests who are traveling alone!
Jasper Pride & Ski Festival
- Location: Jasper, Canada
Dates: 2024 Dates TBA
Preferred Hotels: Astoria Hotel, Bear Hill Lodge, Chateau Jasper
Winter sports, drag shows, live music, and comedy performances are all on the list for Jasper Pride in Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Events span an entire week including two weekends. Definitely a great option for an LGBT ski weekend in the spring!
Jasper Pride’s Facebook page has all the latest event updates. Grab your Jasper Pride Pass, which gets you special discounts at local attractions and restaurants.
Don’t forget to pack a good pair of thermal underwear and ski socks to stay warm on the slopes. Canada can get cold!
Queenstown Winter Pride
- Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
- Dates: Aug 25 – Sept 3, 2023
- Preferred Hotels: Novotel Lakeside, The Rees, Queenstown St. Moritz, Mercure Queenstown Resort
To avoid any confusion, Queenstown Winter Pride is the same thing as Queenstown gay ski week. Skiing is part of the pride event lineup!
The event lineup includes over 24 parties, 8 on-mountain days, and a bunch of other events that typically include quiz night, cabaret wars, ladies’ night, and a boat party.
If you love Kiwis and Aussies, Queenstown gay ski week/winter pride is a perfect choice.
Park City Utah Gay Ski Week
Utah Gay Ski Week is part of the epic trio of Elevation ski weeks. Perfect for a long weekend getaway, the events span Wednesday to Sunday.
Things start off with a welcome gathering and the Werq dance party. The week continues on with daily mountain recommendations for both skiers and snowboarders, lunch meet-ups, and hilariously themed evening parties, like Glo-Ho!
Grab your sexy onesie or a sleeveless hooded jumpsuit for an Après Ski event, a college frat outfit for the Frat Boy party, as well as your best gay party accessories for the GEAR party!
Gay Ski Week Hakuba
Gay Ski Week Hakuba is among the world’s youngest, making its debut in 2019 at the base of the stunning Japanese Alps.
Internationally known for fresh and deep powder mountains, Japan has long been a ski and snowboard destination. But now, they have their very own gay ski week!
While it may attract a smaller, more intimate crowd, it doesn’t make it any less of a memorable experience. Over 11 activity-packed days, you’ll enjoy live music, the lodge’s notorious dildo racing, and enjoy the vast range of alcoholic beverages and delicious food from Penke Panke Lodge’s Bar & Bistro.
Hakuba Gay Ski Week is more than skiing and snowboarding. It’s also about experiencing and tasting the wondrous and beautiful Japanese culture. The village of Hakuba has no shortage of restaurants offering authentic Japanese cuisine.
Other activities throughout the week include themed parties as well as excursions to Yamanouchi’s famous Snow Monkey Park, a Wassabi farm, and some of the country’s historic architectural sights.
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival is known for providing a truly authentic ski experience along with unmatched hospitality. They offer fantastic daily guided ski and snowboard groups, and plenty of fabulously queer-focused evening events.
Parties throughout the week include various T-Dance and signature Après events, as well as the Splash indoor pool party. You also can’t miss comedy night.
See more of what Whistler gay ski week is like in the video above. And don’t forget your essential winter and ski gear!
Gay Ski Weeks We're Watching
Some gay ski weeks aren’t held every year, and others—well, we just aren’t sure about yet! Here are a few events to keep an eye on.
The GoBreck website announced that Breck Pride was canceled for 2021, and since then hasn’t made any announcement about future scheduled events.
For now, dates are not available. But I still want to show some love with Breckenridge’s official video below, hopeful they’ll return one season soon!
Tremblant: Elevation Gay Ski Week
Elevation gay ski’s Tremblant event didn’t take place in 2023, and 2024 dates are yet to be released. While they haven’t hosted any events since before the pandemic, this ski week is still not one to be missed. Look out for more details later.
Now that you know all about the best ski weeks around the world, all you have to do is find which one is best for you! Thanks for reading.