Joey. Yard Sale. Pow Pow. Brain Bucket. Ripper. Don’t worry if you are not familiar with these ski terms, there are plenty of snow bunnies who will be happy to get you up to speed on the lingo at one of the many upcoming LGBT ski weeks.
Jan. 12 to 19: Arosa Gay Ski Week – This Swiss event has grown in popularity and fun over its ten year history.
Jan. 12 to 19: Aspen Gay Ski Week: This grande dame of LGBT ski weeks continues to keep it fresh with its creative parties and entertainment.
Jan. 22 to 26: Winter Rendezvous: Held in Stowe, Vt., this New England adventure is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special performance by the all-male quartet Well Strung.
Jan. 26 to Feb. 2: WinterPride: Whistler is one of Canada’s top resorts, and its WinterPride is one of the top LGBT ski weeks.
Feb. 20 to 23: Utah Gay Ski Week – DJs Josh Peace, Lishus, Blacklow, Chris B, and Brett Henrichsen will be heating up the slopes in Mormon territory.
Feb. 21 to March 2: Telluride Gay Ski Week – It is all about skiing hard and partying harder at this Rocky Mountain staple.
March 2 to 9: Swing – Only 90 minutes from Zurich, the Swiss resort village of Lenzerheide is the perfect setting for an Alpine adventure.
March 12 to 16: Elevation (aka Mammoth Gay Ski Week) – More than 2,500 participants will be in the High Sierras for Mammoth Lake’s favorite event of the year.
March 22 to 29: European Gay Ski Week – This party is so cool it takes place in two countries, with participants able to ski trails in France and Italy.
March 22 to 29: Gay Snow Happenings – The hills come alive with LGBT skiers on Austria slopes.
March 25 to 30: OutBoard – With a focus on snowboarders (but skier-friendly), OutBoard is making its 2014 home at Steamboat Springs, Col.