Telluride Gay Ski Week, February 25 – March 3, 2012

By: Christopher Donaldson

This season, Telluride (Colorado) is turning from rustic, world-class ski-resort into a gay winter wonderland suspended at 9,540 feet. And that’s perfectly okay for this former mining-town where people from all sorts of backgrounds seem to come from everywhere.

But even in a city of distinctive types, one thing is certain about Telluride Gay Ski Week (February 25- March 3, 2012): There’s an inescapable satisfaction--on the slopes, in the crisp air and blue skies, and in the wide selection of men, food and drink (and the occasional errant celebrity).

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Where To Stay

TGSW has teamed up with The Peaks Resort & Spa to offer exclusive packages only available at or by calling toll free, 888.376-9770. As the official resort of TGSW, The Peaks will provide an assortment of amenities from full-service spa and indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools to three unique on-site restaurants, in addition to daily Apre’ Ski events, late night lounge parties and the White Night Party—arguably the week’s most popular event. Room rates start at $169 per night and packages start at $250 per person, per night (packages include room accommodations, lift tickets, rentals and T-Pass, your ticket to T-12 official parties).

Getting There

Reach Telluride Gay Ski Week via three surrounding airports: Telluride (TEX), Montrose (MTJ) and Grand Junction (GJT). Most major airlines offer non-stop or connecting service from such major cities as Dallas- Fort Worth, Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Houston.

Saturday, February 25

Hospitality Concierge, The Peaks Resort & Spa, 12:30 - 3:30 pm.

Apre’ Ski Welcome Reception, The Peaks Resort & Spa, 4 - 8 pm.

Dine and Unwind Dinner Recommendation, location TBD, 8 pm.

Sunday, February 26

Meet & Eat for breakfast, The Peaks Resort & Spa, 8 - 9:30 am.

T-Shack Cabin, Gorrono Ranch on the Mountain. 10 am – 3 pm.

Aprés ski at The Peaks, 3 - 6 pm.

Dine & Unwind Dinner, location TBD, 8 pm.

Oscar Bar Party at THE PEAKS (T-Pass Event), 9 pm -1 am.

Monday, February 27

Meet & Eat for Breakfast, TRACKS in Mountain Village, 8 - 9:30 am.

Nuclia Waste’s GET WASTED! Party at Bubble (T-Pass Event), 8 pm – Midnight.

Tuesday, February 28

Aprés Ski at The Peaks, 3 pm - 6 pm.

Dine & Unwind Dinner Recommendation, location TBD, 7:30 pm.

Midnight– A-List Pajama Party (T-Pass Event), location TBD, 9:30 pm

Wednesday, March 1

2012 Wig Run: Wig Run Registration at Hospitality Tent on The Beach (bottom of the slopes), 9 am-3 pm. Register your wig for $5.00 donation to Telluride AIDS Benefit. Winners announced at Après Ski at The Peaks.

Hump Night Party (T-Pass Event), location TBD, 9 pm – 2 am.

Thursday, March 2

Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) Sneak Peek Fashion Show. Tickets for this event are not included in the T-Pass package and must be purchased through TAB at, Telluride Conference Center, 7 - 9 pm.

Annual White Night Party (T-Pass Event), The Peaks, 9 pm - 2 am.

Friday, March 3

Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) Reception & Silent Auction. Admission is FREE. Sheridan Opera House, 7 - 9 pm.

Last Call Party, Shanghai Palace, 9 pm - 2 am.

Saturday, March 4

Telluride AIDS Benefit (TAB) Fashion Show, Conference Center in Mountain Village, 7 pm.

Telluride AIDS Benefit After Hours Party, 10 pm.

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