ASPEN GAY SKI WEEKEND


For those that plan ahead,
the 2007 Annual Gay and Lesbian Ski Weekend will take place in Aspen,
January 14th-21st, 2007.

Called The Seven Deadly Sins – It’s the 30 th anniversary and I am told they are going
to be  pulling out all the stops. If you’ve never been to Aspen for Ski Week before, this
will be the one not to miss !

For over 30 years now, as the first official gay ski week, Aspen Gay Ski Week has gained
the reputation of hosting the most exclusive and explosive winter entertainment. World
renowned DJ’s, indoor & outdoor pool parties, debauchery that will take you into the morning
hours just in time to hit the slopes.

 

Every January, this ski resort, synonymous with fur-wearing celebrities and jet-setters,
turns into a roving gay pride parade on snow. In what is known simply as Gay Ski Week,
more than a thousand well-groomed men (and a smattering of women) converge on Aspen
for seven days of cocktail mixers, shopping sprees, sushi dinners, pool parties, dancing and,
if time allows, some skiing and snowboarding, too.

The town has an angle, too. Gay revelers help fill the gap between the holidays and the peak
ski season, not only in terms of lift tickets, but for bigger-ticket items like Prada parkas
(about $1,300) and St. Regis suites (starting at about $1,125 a night). “January has historically
been our quietest month,” said Paul Menter, Aspen’s finance director. “After the holidays, Gay Ski
Week is the most lucrative time for retail stores.”

 

The Aspen resort is deemed to be one of the best in the world.
It is renowned as the winter playground for the rich and famous,
and so could be considered an ideal location for the event!

There are 4 mountains to ski, providing endless runs. Some seem to be appropriately named for us, the best include: Bottom’s up, Hal’s Hollow, Naked Lady, Fanny Hill, Bear Bottom, Adam’s Avenue and even Sam’s Knob! The snow is always  fantastic with lots of fresh powder. The snow, the breath-taking scenery and the fantastic runs lined with beautiful snow drenched pine trees all make the resort live up to it’s hype.
(Thanks to Chris Geary for some of the photos & text!)

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