Hanging Out

The last time Vail tried a Gay Ski Week, it didn’t amount to much. But after an interim, it’s back with a brave new ramped-up approach crafted by the same folks who bring you the popular Telluride Gay Ski Week. Along with your basic meet-up meals, après-ski gatherings and slope sliding at a discount, Gay Ski Week participants will get more party for their buck during Vail’s 2010 Out on the Mountain, which kicks off tonight with a party in the Vail Plaza Hotel's Umbria Ballroom and continues through January 31.

Spa parties, pancake breakfasts, bar tours, a benefit gala, a beer bust and even a polar-bear swim round out the extra-long weekend’s off-mountain events, and, in a bow to the “L” in GLBT, Out on the Mountain is also throwing such lesbian-friendly events as the Turtle Bus Sex Toy Ride and Livid Lesbian Wrestling at the Samana Lounge. “It's really getting people talking,” notes spokeswoman Calli Adkisson of the event, which raises funds for the GLBT Community Center of Colorado. To find out what they’re talking about and to register, go to www.vailgayskiweek.com or call 877-411-8245.
Jan. 27-31, 2010

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Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
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