The nonprofit side of Aspen Gay Ski Week |

The nonprofit side of Aspen Gay Ski Week

Erica Robbie
The Aspen Times
DJ Lady Bunny having fun dancing with the crowd at the Logo's Comedy Cabaret and Dance Party for Gay Ski Week at the Belly Up in Aspen on Thursday night.
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times |

Eat, sleep (a little) — ski, apres, party — repeat.

A week in the life of Aspen Gay Ski Week is no different from a week in the life of most Aspen visitors, only with a little extra color.

Members of the LGBT community from all pockets of the world, including Australia, Germany, Brazil, the U.K. and Spain, flocked to our little ski town this week to celebrate diversity and participate in what began as the first-ever Gay Ski Week.

While the seven-day celebration features more than 40 events that offer no shortage of cocktails, feathers, sequins and fur, the mission behind Aspen Gay Ski Week is more serious.

AspenOUT, the nonprofit that’s produced Aspen Gay Ski Week for more than 20 years, grants 100 percent of the event proceeds to LGBT causes locally and nationally, particularly those aimed at helping young people.

More recently, the organization started a college scholarship fund for high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley.

For more information or to get involved with Aspen Gay Ski Week, visit