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Big Powder: The Gay Skiing Movement Take Off

Photo Credit: Richard Mitchell
Above, beautiful skiing conditions are one of the big draws to Aspen Gay Ski Week.

Gay Skiing Gets Big
Did those seventies partiers know they were part of a gay ski trend, a movement? Did these guys think they were at the beginning of what today is a multi-million dollar industry with gay ski weeks and gay ski clubs popping up all over the world?

Probably not; chances are they just wanted to have a good time and ski. But today, Aspen Gay Ski Week, while huge and highly successful, is now just one of a list of popular gay ski weeks establishing residency at popular ski mountains. (For a complete list of popular gay ski weeks you may want to consider attending this year, see the last page of this article.)

Skip Ahead
Page 1: Birth of a gay ski movement
Page 2: Aspen Gay Ski Week
Page 3: Gay ski weeks spring up
Page 4: Gay ski clubs
Page 5: Running a gay ski club
Page 6: Gay snowboarding
Page 7: Having fun off the slopes
Page 8: All ages and levels welcome
Page 9: Links to gay ski weeks and ski clubs