The Gayest Resorts In Australia
Sister resorts Falls Creek and Hotham Alpine Resort have some of the best natural snowfall in Australia, and as hosts for Gay Ski Week Australia, they have earnt the reputation as Australia’s Gayest Mountains!
Fabulous 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. Sited as Victoria’s largest alpine resort, it features 450 hectares of terrain. With roughly 90 runs accessed by 14 lifts, there is a huge variety of terrain including fantastic beginner and intermediate trails that are well suited to families and first-timers. For advanced skiers and riders, the Summit is packed with steep black runs and is the launching pad for the deep powder stashes and tree runs of the Maze. Falls Creek provides a variety of different lodging properties alongside great restaurants, bars, and nightlife. There’s over 38 different food and beverage outlets plus QT Hotel provides a great entertainment hub for GSWA. You will bound to fall in love with Falls Creek!
Heavenly Hotham Alpine Resort
Hotham Alpine Resort is nestled amongst the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range. Famous for its off-piste skiing and riding, Hotham is one of the few resorts in Australia that has access to true side-country terrain, some of which is above tree line. The resort boasts spectacular views, its own airport and 320 hectares of ski terrain. Considered the “Powder Capital” of Australia, Hotham is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the village is located on top of the mountain, dubbed an “upside down village”. This ensures endless awe-inspiring views and ski-in, ski-out opportunities from anywhere in the village and stunning sunrises!
With 13 chairlifts, 3 terrain parks and 35km of cross country skiing, Hotham has something for everyone, including off-mountain activities like tobogganing, snowmobile rides and the luxurious Dinner Plain day spa.
Want to know more about the resorts? Click here for their info pages.
Take the full nine for a fabulous time!
Whilst it may stretch you the first time, Gay Ski Week Australia is a 9-night 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 GSWA, everything is at your fingertips.
Gay Ski Week Australia 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 just $56 per night!
Ski or Board
With our two amazing resorts, 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 fun 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 highest 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 Hotham.
And did we mention the hot-tubs on your balcony???
Want to know more? See the full schedule and key events page here.
A Typical Day at Gay Ski Week Australia
Morning Muster: Breakfast of Champions!
Grab a juice (actually, try the chocolate milk) 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 party nights!
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). You can, of course, chillax in your balcony hot tub before or after apres too!
Then it’s onto your evening events and nighttime action! Most events are included in the Vally Value Events Pass, as no-one wants to miss out on the fun! With some fabulous new events in 2019, we can’t wait to see what pops up!
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!
Grab a great Gay Ski Week Package
Easy pickings and step-by-step selection.
And don’t we all love a good package! Check ours out now on the packages page.
Early Bird accommodation offers at Falls & Hotham!
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.
No problem! There’s fantastic instructors if you want to learn, but we also have a non-skier program: our “Watch-man” or “Watch-her” packages. Request a quote and we will get in touch and explain the options.