Gay ski weeks are held in resorts around the world and are renowned for an exciting mix of skiing, socialising and nights full of fun.
Queenstown’s very own Gay Ski Week is a must-do event on the GLBT calendar, with both visitors and locals alike joining in the celebrations from August 30 to September 6.
Queenstown Gay Ski Week – Skiing and Snowboarding
Late August to early September is regarded by those in-the-know as the best time of the season for skiers and snowboarders. The mountains all have good snow coverage and conditions are perfect for people of all abilities.
For those looking to make the most of the fantastic skiing conditions, Cardrona Alpine Resort will be offering free intermediate to advanced mountain hosting to ensure you know the best places to cut some tracks throughout the week.
Queenstown Gay Ski Week – Non-Skiing activities
For those not of the skiing persuasion, there are still plenty of daytime activities to choose from. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline pumping day of jet boating or bungy jumping, or a more relaxed tour of the many local wineries, restaurants and cafés, Queenstown has something for everyone.
On Tuesday, September 2, Gay Ski Week organisers have arranged for a day of non ski-related adventures. These include great deals for helicopter-accessed snow-shoeing, a helicopter trip to Highlands Motorsport Park with a fast dash in a Lamborghini and go-cart race, and a dusk Ziptrek tour in the hills around Queenstown.
Queenstown Gay Ski Week – Party Time
Queenstown Gay Ski Week is known far and wide for being full of revelry, socialising and outrageous parties. The 2014 event is no different, and the organisers have ensured that not a night goes by without the chance for a bit of a knees up.
There is something awesome on every night of the week including live musical performances by the likes of Anika Moa, a cabaret dinner up the Skyline Gondola, and a Karaoke night, plus many more activities.
The party not to be missed, however, is on the final night of the week – the Belevedere Oh, What a Circus party. This is being held at the Queenstown Memorial Centre and is billed as Queenstown’s ‘biggest ever dance party’. With DJs Adam Love and Kate Monroe flying in from Sydney and a late liquor license, Gay Ski Week is going to end with a bang! Tickets are $50 and are available here.
If you’re keen to get involved in some of the fun in Queenstown but not sure where to stay, we’ve got some of Queenstown’s best accommodation at Staysouth.com. Our luxury apartments are spacious, modern, positioned in fantastic locations and can cater for all requirements – from couples to large groups. Get in touch today – we get the basics right so you can get out there and enjoy yourself.
(Photo courtesy of Queenstown Gay Ski Week)