Elevation Utah Park City Gay Ski Week returns from February 23rd - 26th for its seventh year running. An off-shoot of the extremely popular Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week in California, this four-day weekend full of fun is a chance for the gay community to come together in an amazing location. When the Elevation brand decided to expand their efforts, Park City was a natural choice. Not only does Park City offer world-class resort facilities for skiing and snowboarding, the town also has a plethora of event venues, restaurants, and hotels. Mix that with a major international airport and a vibrant LGBTQ community just a short drive away in Salt Lake City and you have the perfect location for a high-altitude celebration of diversity.
Gay Ski Week participants will be flying in from across the country to take part in the festivities, but Utah locals are invited to join in the fun as well. Special Après Ski gatherings will be held every evening from 4 - 7 p.m. at The Cabin (Thursday, 2/23), O.P. Rockwell (Friday, 2/24), and The Downstairs (Saturday & Sunday, 2/25-26).
After enjoying food, drinks, music, and mingling during après, you'll still have time for a hot tub session before heading out for the night. On Thursday night, DJ Dawna Montell will be spinning beats at The Downstairs in Park City from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Friday night, the festivities move down to JAM Salt Lake City where you can dance away to the mixes of DJ Roland Belmares, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. If you're staying in Park City and don't want to worry about driving down to the valley, roundtrip transportation tickets to and from the event are available through Elevation so you can party without any worries. Finish off Saturday night at O.P. Rockwell when DJ Josh Peace takes the stage.
Grab your tickets for individual events or passes to attend several on the Elevation Utah website (Utah residents get 40 percent off ticket prices); hurry before they sell out. Even if you don't want to attend any of the organized events, it's still worth your while heading up to Park City because there will also be plenty of opportunities for informal lunch meet-ups and on slope action where you can make new friends in the community!