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Gay Ski Week at Aspen Snowmass


Widely regarded as the top ski destination for LGBTQ travelers, Aspen Snowmass delivers with four mountains of terrain, impressive après ski, cosmopolitan restaurants, world-class hotels, and the annual exuberance of Gay Ski Week—the nation’s biggest (and longest running) on-snow pride event. From funky to fashionable, whatever you seek in your winter or summer vacation, Aspen Snowmass has it.
Gay Ski Week at Aspen Snowmass
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Aspen Gay Ski Week, getting involved with AspenOUT, year-round on-mountain events—it's easy to find and feel the pride at Aspen Snowmass.

Gay Ski Week

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America's longest-running Gay Ski Week is packed with activities from morning to late into the night. Taking place every January, Gay Ski Week includes events like drag brunches, group ski days, daily cocktail gatherings, après pool parties, comedy shows, dance parties, a drag parade down the slopes of Aspen Mountain, and so much more.

Can’t make to Gay Ski Week? Consider donating to AspenOUT.

The Story of Gay Ski Week

In 1977, local John Busch and gay ski club leaders from Chicago, Los Angeles, and beyond finally pushed to secure space in restaurants and public places while visiting Aspen. Their goal was to accommodate and celebrate a wider range of visiting gay ski clubs—and the result was the official start to the longest-running Gay Ski Week in America.
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AspenOUT is the Roaring Fork Valley’s largest nonprofit providing support and services to the diverse LGBTQ+ population in the area. Gay Ski Week is the organization’s largest fundraising event every January, but the organization hosts shows, community initiatives, parties, programming, and events year-round.
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Flawless Weddings

From mountaintop views to an intimate cabin in the woods, Aspen Snowmass offers a wealth of wedding venue options across all four mountains. And with the event-planning expertise of our ASC Catering team, you can design the dream wedding you've always longed for in the heart of the Rockies. Get planning today.
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Our Values in Action

At Aspen Snowmass, we take the long view and aim to use our resources to make a lasting impact on both our local and global communities.

One Man's Perspective: Kevin McManamon

Kevin McManamon is the Executive Director of AspenOUT, the non-profit beneficiary of Aspen Gay Ski Week that provides life-saving support and services to the LGBTQ+ population of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. See how we are elevating Kevin and other notable changemakers this winter at Aspen Snowmass, where passion meets purpose.

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Discover Aspen Snowmass

Nestled in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley of central Colorado, Aspen Snowmass offers four mountains of terrain and two incredible mountain towns. With a thriving arts-and-culture scene, dining to die for, irresistible shopping and nightlife, and easy air connections via Aspen-Pitkin County Airport, the resort continues to be a popular hot spot for LGBTQ travelers.