Mountain Mayhem: Aspen Gay Ski Week |

Mountain Mayhem: Aspen Gay Ski Week

by May Selby
01: The Aspen Club's firefighting squad - the winners of the Downhill Costume Contest.

Aspen Gay Ski Week celebrated its 39th edition from Jan. 16-24, across all four Aspen/Snowmass ski areas and throughout town with nearly 4,000 guests in attendance. Introducing Logo TV as the presenting sponsor this year added a major impact with more exposure than ever leading up to the festivities, as well as afterward with programs aired on the LBGT channel.

The robust events schedule featured dozens of parties, dinners, art exhibits, comedy shows, film screenings, après-ski gatherings and more. Keeping with tradition, the popular Downhill Costume Contest & Ski Race returned, commanding a crowd as always, this time with the theme “It’s Hotter in Aspen.” Logo TV’s host and judges, joined by a panel of local judges, deemed The Aspen Club the winners with their performance as firefighters skiing down Little Nell run in flawless form, holding a fire hose, and blaring Nelly’s “Hot in Herre” over the speakers.

The week closed out with the NewNowNext Honors with comedian Margaret Cho, singer Meghan Trainor and other entertainers at Aspen Meadows, which aired on Logo TV on Feb. 1.

Aspen Gay Ski Week is the oldest annual, week-long gay ski event in the nation. It’s also the annual fundraising event for AspenOUT, a local non-profit focused on anti-bullying and tolerance.

Learn more online at and save the date for the 40th anniversary year in January 2017.

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