From Aspen to Vail, there are many popular ski resorts all around Colorado. Telluride is one of the best-rated and most welcoming. Offering around 2,000 acres of skiable area and more than 120 different runs, Telluride Ski Resort attracts countless visitors all year long and runs various special events all year long. One of the most popular special events at Telluride Ski Resort is Telluride Gay Ski Week. This event began back in 2002 and has continued every year since then.
Located in one of the prettiest parts of the country and one of the most gay-friendly communities in Colorado, Telluride Gay Ski Week is a fun event for every attendee, offering a full and varied schedule of activities including ski sessions, snowboarding fun, parties, food, karaoke, and more. Read on to learn all about the details, schedule, and accommodation options at Telluride Gay Ski Week.
Getting to Telluride Gay Ski Week
If you'd like to attend the next Telluride Gay Ski Week, you'll need to know how to get there. Despite being perched among the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Telluride is surprisingly easy to access. The closest major airport is Montrose Regional Airport, which is a little over an hour away from the ski resort. It doesn't make a lot of sense to drive to Telluride as you won't need a car on the slopes so you'd have to leave it behind. Instead, it makes sense to rely on the various forms of public transport available, beginning with the flights.
No less than 12 major cities all around the United States are running direct flights to Montrose through the following airlines: American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Delta, United Airlines, and Boutique Air. You can fly into Montrose from the following cities: Newark, Chicago, Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Denver, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. Not only that, but Telluride has its own little airport too and flights can be found traveling there direct from Denver.
When you arrive at Montrose airport, you can use a gay-friendly company like Mountain Limo or Telluride Express. These companies actually provide discounts for people traveling to Telluride Gay Ski Week and offer comfortable, safe journeys all the way to the resort from the airport in a range of vehicles from large vans to coaches and SUVs.
What to Expect at Telluride Gay Ski Week
The first thing to expect at Telluride Gay Ski Week is a warm welcome and a lot of friendly faces. Everyone attends this event to have a good time and potentially make a lot of new friends, so there's a really laid-back, joyful vibe and atmosphere throughout the whole week. Telluride Gay Ski Week 2019 will run from Saturday, February 23 through to Saturday, March 2.
The schedule is packed with activities for you to enjoy, and the fun begins at 9:15 am on February 23 for the first of the daily skiing and snowboarding roundup sessions. These events will involve groups of people meeting up at the Gay Ski Week flags over by Lift 4 to meet new people and have fun together. In the afternoon, the first daily 'Apres Ski' event begins, allowing everyone to warm up after some time on the slopes with good drinks and even better company.
Naturally, a party will also be held on opening night at the Sheridan Opera House and this is a must-do part of your Gay Ski Week festivities. From there, the days will continue with regular roundups and apres ski events. Additional parties like 'The White Party' and a karaoke session will be held as well, and there's an exciting drag show scheduled for March 1. In short, the fun never ends during Telluride Gay Ski Week and there's always something exciting going on.
Where to Stay for Telluride Gay Ski Week
The organizers of Telluride Gay Ski Week have teamed up with several local hotels and resorts to offer great deals on accommodation during the event. Here are a few of the best places you might choose to stay during your time at Telluride Gay Ski Week.
- The Peaks Resort & Spa - 136 Country Club Dr, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-728-6800
An award-winning resort, The Peaks is the top name in luxury accommodation at Telluride. Providing a large range of comfortable, beautifully decorated rooms and suites, as well as private condos and cabins, The Peaks has it all. There's a huge spa and wellness center here, along with a fitness center too, giving you lots of things to do on the days where you just want to spend some time indoors rather than hitting the slopes.
- Telluride Luxury Rentals and Real Estate - 220 E Colorado Ave #105, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-728-0461
Offering a wide selection of incredible properties, Telluride Luxury Rentals and Real Estate lets you stay the way you want to stay. Regardless of the kind of private accommodation you need, this company will be able to provide it and also offers a 10% discount to all attendees of Telluride Gay Ski Week.
- The Victorian Inn - 401 W Pacific Ave, Telluride, CO 81435, Phone: 970-728-6601
Just a short walk from the gondola station, this beautiful, authentic inn is located in downtown Telluride, offering close connections to the shops, bars, and attractions of the town. Free breakfast and free Wi-Fi are provided to all guests and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. This is the best budget option for people traveling to Telluride Gay Ski Week.