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.
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!
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.
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!