PROTECT YOUR PASSION. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

Love. Doesn’t hearing the word just warm you right up? Love is the greatest gift we can give to each other—and it’s free. That’s why everyone should be allowed to love the person they choose. Unfortunately, it’s a right many in the LGBTQ community are still fighting for. At Aspen Snowmass, we've proudly hosted Gay Ski Week for more than forty years. Now we’re going to Give A Flake even more about defending all people’s right to love. It’s the Aspen Way.


#GIVEAFLAKE - IT’S THE ASPEN WAY

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Give A Flake rainbow logo

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Video thumbnail of Give A Flake video

Join The Movement

Join The Movement

Flake Yourself

Join the movement and flake yourself with the help of our image generator. Upload your favorite photo, select a flake, download, and share on your preferred social media channel using #GiveAFlake. Don’t worry, we will also provide you with a suggested caption for your post as well. Happy flaking!

LGBTQ History In Aspen 

LGBTQ History In Aspen 

A History Of Aspen Gay Ski Week

For 40 years, Aspen Gay Ski Week has provided a safe space for LGBTQ men and women to celebrate who they are and share their love for skiing. Take a look through time at some moments captured on film.
Photos courtesy of Aspen Historical Society

Hometown Hero: Jon Busch

Jon Busch 1979
Jon Busch 1979

Photograph of Jon Busch in The Aspen Times on November 22, 1979. Photo courtesy of Aspen Historical Society.

Today Aspen is an incredibly LGBTQ-friendly place, but it wasn't always that way. In 1977, Jon Busch founded Aspen Gay Ski Week and pioneered gay rights ordinances through Aspen City Council. He has lead the way in creating the vibrant and supportive community we know and love today. Read his story for a look back at life in 1977 when it all began.

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Take Action

Take Action

Donate To Aspen Out

Vote with your dollars and support the organizations that are leading the way to support legislation, create tolerance, and provide resources to LGBTQ individuals. Here in Aspen, Gay Ski Week has been hosted by Aspen Out for over 40 years, and the proceeds from these events help support LGBTQ youth in our valley.

AspenOUT is a nonprofit organization in the Roaring Fork Valley that promotes tolerance, understanding, and diversity through local and national programming, fundraising, and grants for the LGBT+ community, their families, and allies, with a focus on youth, education, and community action.
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Pledge to be Open To All

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Open To All logo

As a nation, we decided long ago that when a business opens its doors to the public, it should be open to everyone on the same terms. It’s the law in Colorado. But shockingly, many Americans still can’t be sure they will be treated equally when they seek goods or services from businesses in their local communities.

Join the Open to All Colorado coalition and make your voice heard. Invite local businesses to sign the Open to All Colorado Business Pledge, use the new Open to All attribute on Yelp, and hang Open to All signing in their storefront windows! Because no one should be turned away from a business simply because of who they are.

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Be An Ally

Employees working at Four Mountain Sports
Employees working at Four Mountain Sports

While 80% of non-LGBTQ people agree that the LGBTQ community should not have to hide who they are at work, the message that they send their colleagues betray those good intentions. 53% of LGBTQ workers report hearing jokes about lesbian and gay people in the workplace. Not surprisingly, 46% of LGBTQ workers remain closeted at work.

Clearly, there are still great strides to be made in the workplace to create equality for LGBTQ employees. We can do better. Learn more about how you can be an ally as a coworker, manager, or employer.

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