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.