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Gay Ski Week Australia

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Frosty • Fun • Fabulous!

Welcome to Gay Ski Week Australia 2018

The information on this page relates to the 2018 event, which is now concluded. We are in the process of building the 2019 event and will be updating these pages for on sale announcement in early November.

In the meantime, please enjoy the gallery (2018 image being uploaded shortly) and register for information on the 2019 event.

Want to know more about Gay Ski Week Australia? Register now for info on our amazing 11th year in 2019

Register for 2019

Do you want to hang in Australia’s best natural snow?  Are you looking for a fun people to ski and board with? Would you like play at Australia’s biggest alpine party?

Gay Ski Week Australia is the updated and expanded, fabulous gay ski festival previously known as the Frosty Fruits Ski Trip (running since 2009) and produced by Points of Difference Travel & Events.

In celebrating our tenth year of snow play, we have dialled up the frosty fun and literally pushed the boundaries of the event. Now covering two amazing resorts and running over two weeks, we guarantee you one HELL of a gay time!

This year’s trip offers two by four-night programs (one for each resort) or one amazing eight-night experience across both resorts. We have two tiers of event offerings (value and VIP) and three levels of accommodation, catering to all budgets and tastes.  Whether you are a Valley Pass Holder on a budget or a Mountaineer Pass Holder in our amazing five-star property, you will find a range of events and access to suit.

Highlights include…

  • Stunning on-mountain accommodation with saunas and hot tubs
  • Great value lift tickets and rentals, including FREE lessons for all attendees
  • 770 ha of skiable terrain across both resorts with Australia’s best natural snowfall
  • Offical GSWA Welcome Party and the final night “Chill” party
  • Morning Muster and Group Breakfast
  • Queer Shorts Film Festival
  • Picnic on the Peak (with guest DJ)
  • T-Bar Trivia with Trace (without a Y)
  • Hot Tub Time Machine Aprés (with guest DJ)
  • Soak & Spa Afternoon
  • The GSWA Rainbow Run
  • Off-Piste Pasta Night
  • Offical GSWA Pool Comp at QT Hotel,
  • Après events galore, and
  • Snowshoe to Fondue (exclusive Australian experience).

The amazing alpine experience kicks off on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Falls Creek Resort (VIC), before transferring to Hotham Alpine Resort on Sunday September 9. Guests can book into either resort or combine both into a fabulous and uniquely Australian winter pride event!

Gay Ski Week Australia 2018 on sale now! Register or act now and grab your Early Bird Specials, Accommodation Deals, and Exclusive Access!

Gay Ski Week Australia

The Gayest Resorts In Australia

For year’s we have been calling Mt Hotham the gayest mountain in Australia. Why? Because the resort is so welcoming and friendly, and they like a good party! They even turned the snow pink one year for us!

Welcome Falls Creek

Joining Hotham Alpine Resort as a host resort is it’s little (or is that big) sister, Falls Creek.  With the reputation as Australia’s only true ski-in and ski-out resort, “Falls” provides a treelined winter wonderland and true alpine village to explore.

Welcome back to Hotham Alpine Resort

The first thing to note about coming to this resort, 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 to know more about the resorts? Click here for their info pages.

Take the full 8 for a fabulous time!

Gay Ski Week Australia is an 8-night program full of great gay snow time and socialising (with shorter 4-night 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 traveling to resorts out of Queenstown? That’s basically a whole day wasted during a week’s stay. At GSWA, everything is at your fingertips.

The Gay Ski Week Trip Highlights

Stay on Top!

Fabulous accommodation for our Snow Queens and Studs! Stay right on snow with stunning on mountain alpine accommodation and sweeping views. Ski-in and ski-OUT! Jump in your spa or sweat it out in your sauna after a hard day on (and off) the slopes. Accommodation this year ranges from 3-star rooms through to 5-star apartments, suiting any style! Great deals for early bookers on a budget, starting at $70 per night!

Ski or Board

With two amazing resorts in 2018, Hot Boarders and Skilled Skiers have more choices and more powder than any other ski event in Australia! Beginners are welcome! Try the gentler runs at Falls Creek or for advanced skiers, get off-piste at Mt Hotham. Enjoy pristine first tracks and private mountain tours. Grab some pipe in the Hotham Terrain Park. Ski and board the untracked powder off-piste with Kat Skiing and Boarding plus Cross Country tracks. Discover new terrain and find powder stashes in the trees.

Play and Party

Go easy or go hard!

A full event program with value and all-inclusive options, means there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Cheers at the fun and friendly daily alpine aprés (right off the snow). Gasp in amazement at Australia’s first LGBT Short Film Fest in the Alps! Be indulged at Australia’s only 5-star alpine hotel and cocktail bar.

Sink your balls at the official GSWA Pool Comp, but watch out in case you sink the white: Nudie run in the snow!

Why not “Snowshoe to Fondue”, for seriously cheesy good fun?

There’s nightcaps, trivia, pasta night, cocktails, burgers & beer, plus the GSWA Welcome Party at QT Falls Creek and wrapping it all up, the “Chill” party at (where else) Chill Bar at Hotham Central. And did we mention the hot-tubs on your balcony???

Want to know more? See the full schedule and key events page here.

Gay Ski Week Australia

A Typical Day

Morning Muster: Breakfast of Champions!

Grab a juice and kick off your day at our Morning Muster, where you can catch up and plan your day with your fellow GSWA guests. Breakfast is included for all our package guests. Here’s where you buddy up and find peeps of your level to hang with. Group Lessons follow and there are plenty of levels.

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

The instructors love our group and fight over who gets to run the classes. Invite your favourite to our final night party!

Afternoon delight!

After you’ve filled up on a huge mountain lunch at one of the many eateries on the mountain, you’ll be back out on the runs working off the carbs!

As the sun moves low in the sky, afternoon après kicks off at one of the cool alpine bars (pop into QT at Falls for our après drinks specials or check out Zirky’s at Hotham for your traditional Austrian inspired bar setting and European beers). Watch out for the Hot Tub Time Machine Après Party this year!

Then it’s onto your evening events and nighttime action! Mountaineer pass holders have priority access to our events and dinners are included. Want a more relaxed stay? Grab a Valley Value pass and have more flexibility to do your own thing.

Nightcaps!

After all that indulging, the gang retire back to their gorgeous group apartments and 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!

Ready to grab a hot package? Jump on our packages here.  Want to see the full schedule? Jump there. Like to know more about our accommodation? Let’s snow!

Gay Ski Week Australia Rainbow Run