Gay Ski Week 2017

6/8/2017 | Posted in Discover Queenstown

Join us in Queenstown for the Southern Hemispheres largest and (easily) most fabulous event of Winter – Gay Ski Week! Spanning a week from the 2nd – 9th of September.

Our three local ski fields play host to guests from all over the world to celebrate diversity by throwing a week long party!

Opening Party

Where: World Bar, 12 Church Lane, Queenstown

When: Saturday 2nd September 7:00pm

Head to World Bar for opening night and enjoy a complimentary drink, a few nibbles and be entertained by the sounds of DJ ACraig

Gayote Ugly

Where: Lone Star, 14 Brecon St, Queenstown

When: Sunday 3rd September 8:00pm

A fun night with friends whilst enjoying great music, a few drinks and some bar dancers. DJ Kitty Glitter has made the trip over from Sydney

Queer Quiz Night

Where: The Ballarat Trading Co. 7-9 The Mall Queenstown

When: Monday 4th September 7:00pm

Show off your general knowledge and head down to the Ballarat, don’t miss out on the great prizes up for grabs

SKYCITY Speed Dating

Where: SKYCITY Queenstown Casino 16-24 Beach St, Queenstown

When: Tuesday 5th September 7:00pm

Head to the Casino for a night of great food and great company.

Diversity Day – Drag Race

Where: The Remarkables Ski Field, Queenstown

When: Tuesday 5th September 9:00am

Always a highlight of Gay Ski Week! Pop on your suit 'n tie or glamorous frock and race with others in the famous Drag Races. There are many prizes up for grabs, even for those that just show up and support the racers.

Gibbston Valley Long Lunch

Where: Gibbston Valley Winery, 1820 State Highway 6, Gibbston

When: Wednesday 6th September 2017, 12:00pm

Enjoy a relaxed lunch at the famous Gibbston Valley Winery. Located in the stunning Otago country, take a mid-week break from Queenstown’s crowds and try Gibbston’s award-winning wine and food, with a complimentary glass of bubbles on arrival.


Where: SKYCITY Queenstown Casino, 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown

When: Wednesday 6th September 2017, 8:00pm

Are your voices ready to be heard? Then this is the event for you. A fun event with glitz and glamour and the fabulous host, Miss. Ribena of Family Bar, Auckland.

Onesie Day

Where: Cardrona Ski Resort NZ

When: Thursday 7th September 2017, 8:00am

It was so much fun last year - they're doing it again! Join with the Cardrona Resort Staff and carve the slopes in style!

Cabaret Night

Where: Skyline Gondola, Brecon St, Queenstown

When: Thursday 7th September 2017, 6:30pm

This year Gay Ski Week are returning to the Skyline for a night of great food and entertainment. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival at the bottom of the gondola and then be whisked up to 450m above Queenstown. Cabaret dinner and entertainment with the fabulous Miss Kola and friends from Auckland and then finished off by the wonderful Golightlies.

Night Skiing

Where: Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown

When: Friday 8th September 2017, 4:00pm

Coronet Peak night skiing. Night skiing is a special feature on this year's program - it's set to be a magical night.

Leather & Lace

Where: Vinyl Underground, 13 Church St, Queenstown

When: Friday 8th September 2017, 9:00pm

Head to the Vinyl Underground for the most fabulous dress up party of the year, DJ’d by Victoria Anthony.

Propaganda Gold Dance Party

Where: Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial St, Queenstown

When: Saturday 9th September 2017, 9:00pm

The final night of Gay Ski Week QT and we have Auckland’s premier gay dance party, Propaganda, coming to Queenstown for the first time. DJ Adam Love and DJ Jordan Eskra will end the week in style.