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Aspen Gay Ski Week 2024 unveils a winter wonderland of inclusivity, philanthropy, & glamor

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Aspen Gay Ski Week

Dive into the exhilarating slopes and vibrant celebrations of Aspen Gay Ski Week, where winter sports meet inclusivity and philanthropy in a week-long extravaganza.

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Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW) stands proudly as the oldest annual, week-long LGBTQ+ ski event in the nation, setting the gold standard for similar gatherings across the world. For 47 years this vibrant celebration has seamlessly blended the thrill of winter sports with a commitment to fostering tolerance and understanding. Nestled in the picturesque and historic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado, AGSW offers a unique vacation experience that goes beyond the slopes.

Let's explore why AGSW is not only a thrilling ski week but also a beacon of inclusivity and support for the LGBTQ+ community.

AGSW is not merely a ski week — it is a groundbreaking tradition that traces its roots back to 1977. Often considered the first form of LGBTQ+ Pride in Aspen, the event has evolved into one of the largest LGBTQ+ non-profit fundraisers in the region. This milestone is a testament to the event's enduring legacy and its pivotal role in shaping Aspen's vibrant LGBTQ+ community.

Aspen Gay Ski Week

At the heart of AGSW is AspenOUT, a local non-profit organization dedicated to anti-bullying and tolerance. Since 1996, AspenOUT has been instrumental in producing AGSW, with the aim of funding local programs and supporting national organizations aligned with their mission. By promoting tolerance, understanding, and diversity through education, community action, and service, AspenOUT has been a pillar of support for the LGBTQ+ community in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. AspenOUT is humbled to have the continued support of JPMorgan Chase & Co. as the title sponsor for AGSW 2024. These sponsors help provide over $275k for LGBTQ+ college scholarships, mental health services both locally and nationally, and grants to smaller grassroots LGBTQ+ nonprofits that often get overlooked for vital funding.

AGSW extends its festivities beyond the ski slopes with a week-long lineup of captivating indoor events. From glamorous parties to insightful talks, AGSW ensures there's something for everyone, creating a sense of community and celebration.

Aspen Gay Ski Week

Opening Night Extravaganza: Kick-off AGSW 2024 in style at the luxurious W Hotel Aspen. Celebrate 47 years of philanthropy, skiing, and camaraderie in your finest cocktail attire.

Tuesday Night Drag Bingo: Hosted by the fabulous Ms. Mariam T and local talent Kendra Matic, indulge in a night of laughter and glamor at 39˚.

Talks Like These: Delve into LGBTQ+ history, the importance of intersectionality, and mental health awareness with a panel of industry and LGBTQ+ professionals at Belly Up.

Late Night Dance: Let loose at Belly Up with DJ Jeremy Blacklow, celebrating with Visit Dallas and reveling in an Electric Cowboy Circuit Party.

Thursday Night Womxn Party: Join the Womxn-centric event at Ponyb̶o̶y̶GIRL in Aspen, followed by an exclusive Womxn’s Dinner with local cuisine master Chef Emily.

Dance Party Saturday Night: Experience an alternative dance party at The Collective in Snowmass, featuring DJ Lord Izac from Los Angeles.

Aspen Gay Ski Week

Beyond the indoor events, AGSW offers a myriad of experiences, including daily aprés ski, nightly Friendship Dinners at supporting restaurants, a Fashion Boutique & Gallery Walk, comedy shows, and more.

AGSW 2024 is not just a ski week — it's a celebration of diversity, philanthropy, and the spirit of inclusivity. As the festivities kick off on January 14th and run through the 21st in Snowmass and Aspen, embrace the opportunity to be part of this iconic event. Visit gayskiweek.com to learn more, secure your tickets, and join the celebration of love, acceptance, and the joy of winter sports in the heart of the Rockies.

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