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Slideshow: Pride on parade at the Aspen Gay Ski Week Downhill Costume Contest

Participants in Aspen Gay Ski Week’s Downhill Costume Contest ski down Little Nell on Aspen Mountain with a large pride flag.
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On Friday the 45th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week held its raucous and fun-loving Downhill Costume Contest at Gondola Plaza at the base of Aspen Mountain. Hosted by Miriam T, contestants skied and snowboarded down the mountain to thumping soundtracks they selected and performed to impress the judges. Proceeds from the event benefit LGBTQ nonprofits.

Miriam T, the host of Aspen Gay Ski Week’s Downhill Costume Contest, pops some confetti at the event on Friday, Jan. 21 at Gondola Plaza.
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The champions of the Downhill Costume Contest celebrate on stage at Friday’s event at the base of Aspen Mountain.
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Participants were full of pride at Aspen Gay Ski Week’s Downhill Costume Contest on Friday at the base of Aspen Mountain.
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A group performs in front of the crowd for the Downhill Costume Contest as part of the 45th annual Aspen Gay Ski Week.
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A cowboy rides down Little Nell on Aspen Mountain.
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An attendee enjoying the show at the Downhill Costume Contest on Friday, Jan. 21.
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A participant in the Downhill Costume Contest on Friday, Jan. 21.
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Attendees celebrate with pride at Aspen Gay Ski Week’s Downhill Costume Contest on Friday, Jan. 21.
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A rainbow wig on display at the Downhill Costume Contest at the base of Aspen Mountain.
Paula Mayer/Special to The Aspen Times