From: Saturday, January 18, 2025
To: Saturday, January 25, 2025
Arosa – Hosts for Europe’s most stylish Gay Ski Week 2025
Arosa Gay Ski Week is seven days of pure fun in the snow attracting more than 600 guests worldwide. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views, mulled wine, fabulous parties and fresh powder on the slopes each day, not to mention the relaxed and fun apres-ski vibe! It is one of the best gay winter vacation escapes in Europe.
Plan ahead and book your hotel
- Next edition: Saturday 18th January 2025 – Saturday 25th January 2024
- Guests start planning their own accommodation months in advance, so book your hotel your ski chalet well ahead for the best deal and the best location.
- For a truly memorable stay, book the Tschuggen Grand Hotel, a haven of luxury and style.
- For a great rate, check out the charming 3 star Hotel Stoffel famed for its location (just 1 minute from the ski slopes) and its rich buffet breakfasts.
- The Arosa Gay Ski week takes place at the top of a 6,000-foot Swiss valley. The Program offers a wide range of activities, ensuring something for everyone, even for non-skiers. Arosa is a 2 and a half hour drive from Zurich Airport
- Arosa’s fond attention to detail reveals itself with quiet elegance to seasoned travellers making Arosa the perfect winter holiday destination for a gay and lesbian vacation in Switzerland.
Highlights include theme dinners, a drag ski race, horse-drawn sleigh rides, a pool party, a classical concert at the village church, Go-Go boys, international DJs, and more. Some special memories for us include:
- Classical Concert – featuring with guest artists performing in the beautiful village church – Lineup to be confirmed.
- The White Snowabll – The Farewell „white” deluxe dance party with a laser show will be one of the highlight of the week. Heels on Ice show at midnight with guest acts and the ·ES· hot gogo-dancers.
- Music by famous international DJs to end the week with a firework of the best powerful house music tracks to let you dance all night long before saying good-bye. Event takes place at the Kursall Hotel Resort from 10 pm. Venue to be confirmed
The Pool Parties
- The Pool Parties at Solbad – Let’s dive into the adventure pool with underwater massage jets, waterfall pipes, bubbling volcano and wild river.
- The pool offers a world of continuous fun and relaxation. Key West Aqua bar at the plunge pool, blow up toys and tight speedos to keep your eyes popping. Music with guest DJs and wild wet •ES• beach guards dancers.
Drag Fun Race
- Drag fun Race –Dress up and strut your stuff down the outdoor runway of the legendary and soon to be notorious Tshuggenhutte for the Arosa “Drag Fun Race”.
- The red carpet walk is not to be missed, with celebrity hosts, and then all eyes will be focused on the ensuing downhill competition.
- From 12.00 registration of participants at the Carmennahütte. At 13.00 starts the slalom in groups of 2.
The Night Sled
- The Night Sled –The unforgettable sledding evening with the best cheese fondue since 1952.
- Take at 19:30 the Arosa free bus from Postplatz (Weisshornbahn/Skischule) direction Prätschli. Get off at the last stop and meet at 19:45 at Restaurant Burestübli of the Hotel Arlenwald.
- Warm reception for the traditional cheese fondue dinner with candlelight. Unforgettable night-time moonlight/floodlit sledging fun ride down to the village after the dinner.
- There is a bus/night express for those who don’t want to do the toboggan run or prefer a romantic walk back to the village.
- A gold pass gives you access to all the events and parties; theme dinners are paid for separately at the welcome desk, which is where you go to buy your gold pass on arrival.
- Arosa is situated on a broad, sunny plateau in the middle of the Swiss Alps at the end of the Schanfigg valley. Since 1877, this traditional holiday destination has been a well-loved alpine cure resort with an incredibly stimulating climate. Arosa is generously spoilt by the sun and protected from the wind.
- Whether you like to take it easy or push yourself to the limits, you will find a wide choice of routes on varied terrain, skiing down on uncrowded pistes surrounded by the Weisshorn and Rothorn peaks. It’s a skiing experience that appeals to skiers of all ages & abilities! Explore over 225 km of runs spread over two beautiful valleys with three sunny sides, as well as a 50 km, freeride area and a fun snow park.
Dining Out in Arosa
- Twist – Oberseepromenade 2: Twist is a culinary delight with a twist! Known for its creative fusion cuisine, it offers a unique dining experience with a stunning view of the lake. A perfect spot for those who love adventurous flavors. Located at the Valsana Hotel & Ferienwohnungen Arosa
- Simmens Rösti – Poststrasse, 7050: A haven for traditional Swiss cuisine lovers, especially the iconic Rösti. The cozy ambiance complements the hearty, home-style cooking. It’s a must-visit for those craving authentic Swiss flavors.
- Güterschuppen – Bahnhofplatz: Set in a quaint, rustic setting, this restaurant offers a warm and inviting atmosphere. Known for its local dishes, it’s a great place to experience the true essence of Arosa’s culinary culture.
- Ahaan Thai – Kulm Hotel, Innere Poststrasse 269: A slice of Thailand in Arosa! This place offers an exotic array of Thai dishes, perfect for those who enjoy spicy and flavorful cuisine. The ambiance is vibrant, matching the lively spirit of Thai culture.
- Hotel Vetter – Seeblickstrasse 9: A charming hotel with a restaurant that offers a panoramic view of the surroundings. The menu is a delightful mix of local and international dishes, served in a cozy, family-friendly setting.
- Charlotte – Hotel Seehof, Unterseestrasse 74: Charlotte is all about elegance and fine dining. The menu is carefully curated with a focus on seasonal and fresh ingredients. Ideal for a romantic dinner or a special celebration.
- The Basement – Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Sonnenbergstrasse: A trendy spot with a modern vibe, offering a fusion of international cuisines. It’s the place to be for a chic dining experience combined with a lively atmosphere.
- Alpenblick – Ifängiweg 9: True to its name, Alpenblick offers stunning views of the Alps. The menu features traditional Swiss dishes, made with locally sourced ingredients. A great choice for those who appreciate simplicity and nature.
- Provisorium13 – Poststrasse: This restaurant offers a unique, casual dining experience with a diverse menu. It’s a fusion of contemporary and classic, perfect for a relaxed meal with friends or family. Located at hotel Obersee.
- La Brezza – Tschuggentorweg 1: Awarded and exquisite, La Brezza serves up a gastronomic experience with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine. The dishes are as artistic as they are delicious, making it a top choice for food connoisseurs. Located at Tschuggen Grand Hotel.
Getting to Arosa
Arosa is located in Eastern Switzerland, between Davos and St. Moritz and just a short distance from Zurich airport. Take the motorway A3 to CHUR and drive upward to Arosa in approx. Forty-five minutes on a narrow winding road. Make sure you stop at some of the scenic look-outs for photos and fresh mountain air. Winter tyres and snow chains are highly recommended. The ride up is impressive, and you are greeted with a pretty chocolate box village on arrival. Arosa is only 2½ hours away from Zurich.
- By rail – Take the Intercity Express train to CHUR. From there, the scenic Rhaetian Railway whisks you up to Arosa (trains run hourly). Some of the hotels will be happy to pick you up at the train station.
- By plane – Fly to Zurich Airport. From there, take the train to ZURICH HB and change for the Intercity train to CHUR with the connection to the Arosa train. It couldn’t be easier!#
Where to stay during Arosa Gay Ski Week
The entire village of Arosa fills up during the Ski Weekend with many guests planning their own accommodation months in advance. Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the ski lifts, parties and other attractions:
Gay Map of AROSA
Arosa doesn’t really have a “gay neighborhood”. The resort is almost 100 percent gay during the ski week. Most hotels are close to the center of Arosa which is directly in front of the train station and the ski lift and gondola.
Recommended Hotels in Arosa By Booking
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We have chosen hotels in Arosa that keep you close to all the shops,restaurants & bars
5 Star, Luxury Option
- Fitness Center
- Ski Rental on Site
- Spa & Wellness Center
- 2 pools indoor & Outdoor
- Its Own Mountain Railway
Arosa Kulm Hotel
5 Star, Alpine Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Fitness Center
- Business Center
- Exceptional Breakfast
- Spa & Wellness Center
Valsana Hotel Arosa
4 Star, Great Value
- Fitness Center
- Great Spa Area
- Outstanding Breakfast
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- wonderful location in town
3 Star, Location
- Family-Run Hotel
- On Site Coffee Shop
- Very Good Breakfast
- Turkish Bath & Sauna
- Beautiful Renovated Rooms
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