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2023 Gay ski weeks

Winter rendezvous

Each January I write about the various ski weeks and weekends that are organized here in New England and North America for those of you who love to take ski vacations. Below I’ve included a handful of such gay ski celebrations.

If you enjoy skiing and live in the Boston area, I’d also like to use this opportunity to give a shout out to OutRyders – New England’s largest gay ski club.

Aspen Gay Ski Week: January 15 – 21, 2023
This year AGSW celebrates its 46th year. This week long celebration is the biggest and longest running gay ski weekend. It has grown significantly over the years and it includes a ton of programming on and off the slopes.

Winter Rendezvous at Stowe, VT: January 18 – 22, 2023
This is New England’s largest (and longest running) gay ski week. Although you needn’t be a member to participate, Boston’s gay ski club, OutRyders, helps their members organize logistics if you’re interested in this event.

Whistler Pride & Ski Festival: January 22 – 29, 2023
This annual tradition which started in 1992 celebrates its 30th anniversary and will offer plenty to do. If you’re coming from the US you’ll be able to enjoy a nice price break with the favorable exchange rate.

Elevation Utah Gay Ski Week at Park City: February 22 – 26, 2023
While Utah isn’t exactly known as the most gay friendly place in America, this event continues to grow and gain popularity.

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week: March 15 – 19, 2023
The Elevation Ski Week brand started here at Mammoth Mountain and attracts mostly a west coast crowd.

If there is a gay ski week or weekend celebration I’ve overlooked that you would like to share, please leave the name, date and web link in the comments section so people can learn more.

Winter Rendezvous: Gay ski week at Stowe Mountain

Winter Rendezvous is New England’s largest and longest running gay ski week party. This year the event will take place January 18-22, 2023. For those of you trying to buy a holiday gift for someone who enjoys skiing, this may be the perfect present. Winter Rendezvous includes events each night at the gorgeous Stowe Mountain resort in Vermont.

Official lodging venues include Top Notch Resort (host hotel), Brass Lantern Inn, and Stowe Motel, but people will be making reservations wherever they can find space and if you’re thinking of going, I’d recommend you do the same before places sell out.

This year’s parties and entertainers will include an amazing Tina Turner tribute by Debby Holiday, Miss Richfield 1981, Miss Jackie Beat, and several dance parties with great DJs. For more information about Winter Rendezvous 2023 visit the website, www.winterrendezvous.com.

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.