Whether you’re a member or a supporter of the LBGTQ community or anyone who wants to have a marvelous time, you’re invited to attend the 16th Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week that has been scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, March 2. Rest up before you arrive because you’re in for a full week of fun and excitement with live music, fashion shows, gourmet dinners, dancing in the streets, snowboarding, ice skating, skiing and much more. The Colorado mountain communities of Telluride and Mountain Village go all out for this amazing week, and everyone is welcome.
Schedule of Events
Many of the scheduled activities are free to the public, and others require a ticket. Read on to learn more about the many events that you won’t want to miss.
These activities are scheduled to be held each day of the Telluride Gay Ski Week.
Apres Ski: While the specific locations have not yet been determined, this activity will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. It’s a wonderful way to meet up with friends, both old and new, after a long day of skiing, and you’re sure to enjoy the warmth, the companionship and the tasty drinks and snacks after your fun day in the snowy outdoors.
Skier/Boarder Roundup: Whether you’ve never been on skis before or consider yourself a professional on the slopes, you’re invited to meet up at 9:15 a.m. at the base of Lift 4 for a morning of skiing. Group up with those looking for some easy skiing, or you might want to join the extreme group. Either way, you’ll have a great time and meet new friends.
Most of the special activities and events listed below require a ticket to attend, and you should be aware that the tickets sell out fast.
Saturday, Feb. 23:
Opening Night Party: The festivities begin at 9 p.m. at Telluride’s Sheridan Opera House, and there will be live music, dancing and plenty of elaborate drinks. This is a great time to meet everyone and figure out who you want to ski with in the morning.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
Karaoke Night: Come on out and show off your vocal talents or just have a fun time and a drink. This is a special event that does not require a ticket, and the location has not yet been determined. The fun starts at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
The White Party: Considered by many to be Telluride’s best party of the year, the White Party will begin at 9 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House. Put on your most magnificent white outfit, and be ready to party until the sun rises. Live music, dancing, drinks and much more will keep you entertained for hours.
Friday, March 1
Drag Show and Dance Party: The drag show starts at 9 p.m. at the Sheridan Opera House, and the dance party cranks up right after. This event is tons of fun, and it’s the last big special event before the end of the Telluride Gay Ski Week.
Come Join Us
Here at Exceptional Stays, we welcome you to lodge with us in one of our luxury vacation rentals near all of the incredible activities during the Telluride Gay Ski Week. Our dedicated concierge team is available to secure your tickets for all of these special events, and you may choose from a wonderful selection of vacation residences that include such perks as a full staff, an on-site gym, a private pool, a game room and a theater room. Just let us know what we can do to help you enjoy the perfect getaway when you make your reservations for your preferred vacation rental, and we’ll take care of everything.