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2022 North American gay ski week calendar

After last year’s hiatus, I wanted to resume my tradition of sharing a calendar of ski weeks organized here in New England and North America. However, it goes without saying that you should continue to check ahead because of COVID.

Here is the 2022 calendar of gay ski celebrations as the circuit moves from beaches to slopes. I also want to give OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club a shout out to those in the area. If I’ve missed a ski week, please share in the comments.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 16-23, 2022  This week long celebration is the biggest and oldest of its kind starting back in 1977 and has grown significantly over the years.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 19-23, 2022 This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. Boston’s  gay ski club, OutRyders (mentioned above) will help members organize and logistics.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 23 – 30, 2022  This annual tradition started 30 years ago in 1992, and it offers plenty of activities. If you’re coming from the US enjoy the favorable exchange rate.

Pride “WOW” weekend at Sunday River, ME: February 4 6, 2022 Hosted by OutRyders this weekend is light on programming and heavy on getting outside to enjoy the snow. This is mostly attended by the New England LGBTQ community.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: February 23 – 27, 2022 While Utah isn’t exactly “gay friendly”, this will be the 12th anniversary and each year the event grows in popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 16 – 20 2022 The Elevation Ski Week brand started 20 years ago at Mammoth Mountain and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

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Elevation Tremblant Gay Ski Week takes place in late January in Quebec, but it will not occur this year. The website indicates this fun gay ski week will return in 2023.

Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay’s Peak, VT no word on if this annual ski weekend run by The OutRyders at Jay’s Peak in southern Vermont will occur but it typically takes place in March.

Boston gay sports clubs / teams

At the start of each academic year, tens of thousands of people move to Boston for the first time.  Whether you are new to Boston or just looking for an excuse to be more active and make friends, joining one of the many LGBT sports teams and clubs can help you do both.

Some of the larger leagues have two divisions; one competitive and the other more social. While not all clubs / teams are open to everyone and all skill levels nearly all are open to anyone and often will help you learn the fundamentals. Keep in mind that some of these teams / leagues are seasonal.

If you don’t see relevant or up-to-date information on the league’s / team’s Facebook page, feel free to contact me directly and I can provide you the name and email of the contact for that group for you to learn more. Alternatively, another great resource is the Facebook group, B.A.G.S. (Boston Alliance of Gay Sports) – check’em out.

Apologies if I have overlooked any area gay clubs or sports leagues.  Feel free to add information for any such group in the comments section of my blog