Join the on-mountain fun at the legendary Frosty Fruits Ski Trip

Australia’s gay ski week @ Hotham Alpine Resort (VIC)

Would you like a quick getaway to the best snow?
Are you looking for a fun group of people to ski and board with?  Would you like play on Australia’s gayest mountain?

Imagine sparkling alpine days with fresh powder, breath-taking mountain views from your room, friendly fireside chats, warming mulled wine, awesome parties,  delicious dining and great gay camaraderie. Does this sound like your sort of gay ski (or boarding) vacation?

Gay ski weeks all around the world attract thousands of gay men and women each year. They are recognised as an important part of the skiing calendar and offer a wide variety of styles, events and skiing conditions. The US/Canadian trips tend to be loud and proud, while European’s tend to be more continental and multicultural (and arguably more scenic). They are a great way to enjoy snowplay and meet new friends, who all share something in common, a love for the cool white stuff.

Visitors to the Frosty Fruits Ski Trip, Australia’s Gay Ski Week, list the gay camaraderie and friendships as a big reason for the success of the event, that, and the views!  Described as a ‘mini-mardi gras’, Trippers (as they are known) come from all over the nation to celebrate at Australian’s highest pride event.

The 2016 Frosty Fruits Ski Trip runs August 18 to 23, and marks the 8th season of this popular event and this year we are promising more action, fun and entertainment, both on and off the snow.

The Resort

The first thing to note about coming to the Frosty Fruits Ski Trip is the village: it’s upside down!

The Hotham Alpine Resort sits on top of the mountain (at 1750m above sea level with the summit at 1861m) and offers breathtaking views from your apartment. With ski-in/ski-out chalets booked for the group, your stay will be memorable and offer easy access to the slopes!

Want a quick afternoon nap? No problem! Just pop back to your chalet. Everything you need is within meters!

The resort boasts the best natural snow conditions in Australia and has over 80 downhill runs. With more than 320 hectares of terrain, there’s a great mix of green. blue, black and double black, plus great terrain parks. They have invested over 14 millions dollars in snow making equipment over the 2015/16 summer, so you are guaranteed to have great base and more terrain options available to you this year.

The Frosty Fruits Ski Trip is a 6-day program full of great gay snow time and socialising (with shorter stay options too). Being on snow, there’s no time wasted travelling each day; so get out for first tracks at 7:30am and enjoy the pristine corduroy.

Did you know that you can spend over 2 hours EACH DAY travelling to resorts out of Queenstown? That’s basically a whole day wasted during a week’s stay. At Hotham, everything is at your fingertips.

The Gay Ski Week Trip Highlights

Stay on Top!

Enjoy stunning on-mountain accommodation and breathtaking views from Hotham’s upside down village!

Ski or Board

There are more choices and more powder that any other Australian Resort. Beginners welcome or advanced level can try a Master Class. Enjoy first tracks and mountain tours or the Terrain Park to challenge you. Get off piste with Kat Skiing and Boarding plus kilometres of Cross Country tracks.

Party and Play

There’s plenty to keep you amused and entertained, with daily apres and Tripper’s group dining, Pop-Up DJ Party Night, Trivial Hirsute with Dean Arcuri, Rainbow Run Competition, Scavenger Hunt.

Relax and Socialise

Indulge in unique Day Spas, heated pools and in-chalet saunas. Enjoy the gay camaraderie of chalet fireside chats and plenty of Zirky’s imported mulled wine.

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“It’s the fruits that made Frosty Fruits so much fun!”

Check out this fun review and pictures from SameSame.com.au, who attended last year’s trip.

 


 

A Typical Day

Morning Muster

Kick off your day at our Morning Muster, where you can catch up and plan your day with your fellow Trippers. Breakfast is included for package guests. Group Lessons follow and there are plenty of levels (the Hotham instructors love the Trippers and fight over who gets to run the classes, you may also see them out at one of the evening events).

Join a masterclass on the snow or enjoy one of the exclusive FFST events such as learning about tuning your skis/board. Heli ski anyone?

Afternoon delight!

As the sun moves low in the sky, afternoon apres kicks off at one of the cool alpine bars (check out Zirky’s for your traditional traditional Austrian inspired bar setting and European beers). Watch out for the Snow Bunny Apres Party this year!

Then it’s onto your evening events and nighttime action! VIP package holders have access to 3 special events, including a special VIP Chalet Cocktail Party.

Entertainment highlights in 2016 also feature the return of Trivial Hirsute hosted by the incomparable Dean Acuri and the very hot, Hot, HOT Cruising and Corduroy Party event with special guests and DJ to be announced soon.

Nightcaps!

After all that indulging, Trippers retire back to their gorgeous group chalets and continue on around the open fires or enjoy a late night sauna to help the muscles recover.  Dry your gear and get ready for first tracks! Sunrise on-mountain is simply stunning – it’s not called Morning Glory for nothing!

Terrific Tripper Travel Options

Getting there is a breeze!

Coach, car or even FLY direct to the snow! Ask us about the flight options from Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, direct into Hotham Airport. From Sydney is just an 80 minute flight tarmac to tarmac – and no bothering with customs!

See our transport page for full details or call us on 1300 990 390 for the full rundown.

Great Gay Ski Week Packages

From Luxurious to Laid Back

And don’t we all love a good package!
Packages start from just $995pp and run up to our all-inclusive VIP offers, for the best gay value on snow.

Special Chalet Accommodation offers now on sale!

First in-best dressed for the BEST on-mountain options (including ski-in/ski-out access, sauna, spa and fantastic amenities). Strictly limited bed numbers.

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