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GAY SKI WEEKS 2018 - Katie Bamber, Senior News Reporter
Tuesday November 28, 2017 - Email this article to a friend

The top LGBT parties on the slopes around the world.They offer some of the best apres ski around, check out where the main ones are.

They're notorious.

What for?

Think the best apres you've done and multiply it by whatever you dare...

Raves, DJs, many, many smooth bare chests, drag queens, fancy dress, pool parties and debauchery.

North America is famous for its wild celebrations, though pictures from Les3Vallees last year look like fun.

Aspen holds perhaps the most exclusive gay ski week, started nearly 40 years ago.

But it's by no means the only big resort option.

Here's a look at the top rated gay ski weeks across the Northern Hemisphere:


Arosa, Switzerland

20th - 27th January

"Relax, play, party & socialise."

And the main feedback is that it's welcoming

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Les3Vallees, France

Hosted by Les Menuires, this year is the 10th anniversary of the biggest 'snowmosexual' LGBT ski & music festival.

It's expected to pull in 1,200 party-goers.

Read on here for more on the biggiest gay party in the Alps
Gay Snowhappening, Solden, Austria

17th - 24th March.

A crazy week where you're invited to come along and have an "oblivious experience"...

Gay Snowhappening
Boi Taull, Spain

It's a long weekend here in the Spanish Pyrenees, running from 1st - 4th March.

Here's a look at the 2017 edition:

Swing, Switzerland

It's a long European gay ski week party in Lenzerheide from 3rd - 10th March.

And it's a more sophisticated affair than what we might automatically associate with these ski weeks.

If this is more your vibe here's the Swing website for more on the program.


Aspen, Colorado

It's an early one; 14th - 21st January.

All the mountains are taken in over the week and there's lunches and dinners, cocktail receptions and even a ballet performance at locations across the four resorts of Aspen.

A downhill costume competition, night pool parties and karaoke balance the sophisticated options with apres ski is daily at the Limelight hotel from 3-7pm.

Aspen has produced a blog for gay ski week virgins. Read on...

Aspen instagramThe king of Gay Ski Weeks?

WhistlerPRIDE, Canada

21st -28th January for the 26th annual Whistler Pride and Ski Festival at Whistler Blackcomb Gay Ski Week.


Jackson photografix WhistlerPRIDEWhistlerPRIDE 2017 - overcast day with 100% rainbows

Telluride, Colorado

24th February - 3rd March:

An 8-day party marathon.

With Mardi Gras apres, pool parties, late night lounges and karaoke it promises a full on week...

Telluride, ColoradoTelluride, Colorado

Elevation at Mammoth Lakes CA

It's the 3rd biggest gay ski week in North America...

It's a top resort and part of the Vail crew, so partying aside the skiing is epic.

But of course there's the rest of it as well in the California resort.

Elevation, Park City UT

This one is an expansion of the Mammoth Elevation.

A weekend about a community coming together, friends new and old, and serious fun.


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