The Best Gay Ski Weeks of 2021

From the Apres Ski parties in Aspen to the slopes of Queenstown in September, here are the top gay ski weeks to attend in 2021!

The best gay ski weeks tend to be in some of the most out-of-the-way destinations, so start planning early! Our favourites offer a unique mix of stunning ski trails and excellent apres ski entertainment. Aspen should be on everyone’s bucket list with its powder like snow and stylish guests. For a truly European affair head to Arosa (returning in 20201) where there’s a lot more skin on display, despite the temperatures!

Aspen Gay Ski Week

Aspen Gay Ski Week Sexy shows

Aspen Gay Ski week is one one of the longest running gay events in North America and attracts visitors from around the world.

Highlights of Aspen Gay Ski week include, Drag Queen Bingo, Piano Showtunes, Happy Hours, and the Downhill Contest. Aspen Snowmass is one of the most glamorous ski areas in the USA. The village of Apen, located at the foothills of the mountain is charming with great restaurants and apres-ski options. Aspen Highlands offers stunning homes and condominium rentals.

Covid Update: Aspen Ski week is still going ahead, with an Aspen “Lite” program. Many of the large events will be reformatted to ensure a socially distant and safe event.

Stowe Vermont Winter Rendezvous

Stowe Gay Ski Week

Winter Rendezvous is Stowe Vermont’s LGBTQ Winter Pride Festival, the Best Gay Ski Week in the East.

The Winter Rendezvous attracts hundreds of LTBTQ skiers, riders and winter sport enthusiasts for 5 days of pure snow bliss! The event coincides with Stowe’s Winter Carnival Festival and is the perfect way to begin a new year! The event offers a diverse line up of activities and entertainment. Visitors can ski and snowboard on Mount Mansfield, the highest peak in Vermont. Spruce Peak offers more than 100 trails and 40 miles of terrain. Enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing at the Trapp Family Lodge.

Treat yourself to a private Ski Chalet right in the heart of Stowe, close to all the amenities. Check out these AirBnb options.

Covid Update: Winter Rendezvous will be offering an “Abbreviated” version of events during the 4 day festival this year.

Park City Gay Ski Week

Utah Gay Ski Week

Utah gay ski week is part of the Elevation Ski Events and is one of the most popular with its three ski areas Park City, Deer Valley, and The Canyons all together forming about 250 km Ski & Snowboard runs up to an altitude of 3.050 meters.

Utah Gay Ski week takes place in one of the coolest little ski towns in the West, Park City, a fine place to shop and play in. The event is also host to some great parties such as the Onesie night, gear night and the Neon Party.

Stay in the centre of Park City and book a luxurious condo or charming Lodge. Check out our favorites on AirBnb.

Covid Update: Elevation Utah is currently working on their full itinerary and recommend booking accommodation early. Tom Whitman has confirmed that the event will go ahead with social distance rules.

Swiss Gay Ski: Lenderheide

Swiss Gay Ski Week

The Swiss Gay Ski Week at Lenzerheide takes place in March each year.

Highlights of the Swiss Gay Ski Week include group dinners, theme nights, wide-open ski trails and a relaxed apre-ski scene each night. Lenzerheide is an alpine oasis in the heart of Grisons, Switzerland. Gay Ski Week is unlike other large commercial events. Organisers are dedicated to bringing like-minded people together to share 225km of powdery pistes and a good time.

Book a private apartment in the centre of Lenzerheide. Check out our readers top Airbnb picks, from Deluxe chalets to apartments with wellness amenities.

Covid Update: Organisers state that the event will go ahead in March subject to social-distancing rules. 

Mammoth Gay Ski Week

Mammoth Gay Ski Week

Mammoth Gay Ski Week is part of the “truplet” of ski events organised by Tom Whitman. Famous for its stunning after parties, the Mammoth Ski week attracts an international jet set.

Mammoth ski week’s signature apres-ski events are more social, “cocktail-oriented” events, where you can meet (and buy drinks for) friendly guys from all over the country and all over the world.

Mammoth lakes has some great condos located in the centre of town.  Of why not book your own Cabin!

Covid Update: Orgnisers are planning their events for the ski week and advise early accommodation booking.

European Snow Pride: Tignes

European Snow Pride Pool Party

The European Snow Pride in Tignes is one of the biggest gay ski events on the continent. The event attracts more than 3,000 visitors each year. Expect epic after-ski, before parties, parties, pool parties and after parties.

The European Ski week is held in Tignes, a beautiful gay ski resort in France. The event’s home-base is the village of Val Claret. The village is transformed into a gay snow oasis during the week long pride festivities. Our favourite events include the  “Who let the drags out” drag party and the  “After Hours”, at the Avant Garde night club. The “Before” meeting parties at Arobase Café are a great way to get to know fellow guests.

Here are our readers recommended condos in Val Claret.

Covid Update: Events are still in the planning stages. Guests are advised to book accommodation with flexible cancellation.

Jasper Pride

Jasper Gay Pride

Jasper Gay Pride in beautiful Alberta, Canada takes place in mid April, marking the end of the skiing season in North America. The event is famous for its gay ski parade!

Jasper is a fairy tale mountain ski resort in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. It offers every conceivable world-class resort luxury, amenity and activity – plus gourmet dining with nearly as many stars as the clear midnight skies. Events not to be missed include the annual Pride Party, the Pride Apres Ski events and the Pride on the Hill Ski Party.

Jasper has some beautiful apartments available offering a more intimate experience.

Covid Update: Events are still in the planning stages. Guests are advised to book accommodation with flexible cancellation.

Queenstown Winter Pride

Queenstown Winter Pride

Way over on the other side of the world, Winter Pride takes place in August in New Zealand.

This fun-filled, whirlwind event is essentially nine days of socialising, dining, live music, partying, general hedonism and of course snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding are also on offer.

Queenstown has some superb apartments and chalets offering spectacular views over the bay and beyond.

Covid Update: Events are expected to go ahead as planned. The event is in August and with the advent of the vaccine rollout, organisers anticipate a busy season for skiing in Queenstown in 2021.

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