Hey boys! After Christmas and New Years it seems the bars and special events seem to drop off… Here are a few listed below that are sure to brighten the cold months of January and February.
January 12th to 19th:
AROSA Gay Ski Week 2014
On Sunday, January 12th, 2014 Arosa Gay Ski Week will welcome you for their 10th Annual week of sport and fun, with a ski area x3 bigger than before: 225km of ski and snowboard trails thanks to the new Arosa-Lenzerheide-Valbella connection.
This started off small in 2005 – it’s now a big one, and Switzerland now has its own international LGBT ski week. With hundreds of participants from around the world, it’s now a fantastic gay winter sports event.
January 12th to 19th:
Aspen Gay Ski Week 2014
Aspen Gay Ski Week is the premier gay and lesbian winter travel and vacation event in Colorado. They are celebrating their 37th year (presented by Bud Light) and they want you to know that they’re not just a vacation but a fundraising event for local and national LGBTQ organizations.
January 17th to 20th:
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend 2014
Established in 1976, the annual Mid Atlantic Leather Weekend descends on Washinton DC. MAL Weekend is one of the hottest leather/fetish events around, as well as the world’s largest leather club.
Every year thousands of Leathermen, Skins, Gearheads, Kinksters, and Rubber Freaks come to the USA’s capitol for a week of hot horny fun.
The entire Hyatt Regency Hotel is under contract to MAL for the weekend, so it’s set to be an exclusively leather event, with lots of action!
January 22nd to 26th:
Winter Rendezvous with Come Out Travel
Winter Rendezvous is the largest and longest-running gay and lesbian ski event on the east coast, attracting hundreds of LBGTQ skiers and riders to Stowe each year.
The event offers a diverse lineup of activities, parties and entertainment. Five days of skiing, snowboarding, and cross country skiing take place on Mt. Mansfield and Spruce Peak. Enjoy snowshoeing and dog sledding on the world class trails of the Trapp Family Lodge.
January 26th to February 2nd:
GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE 2014
WinterPRIDE is the biggest and best gay and lesbian ski week in North America.
8 Days, 65 Events, 3000+ guys and gals representing 26 Nations. 8,171 Acres of pure skiing/riding bliss at Whistler Blackcomb.
There’s daily guided skiing, snowboarding tours, ice skating, snowshoeing, dog sledding and lots more more. Followed of course by the infamous daily Aprés Ski parties…
As part of their 22nd anniversary year, they’re partnering with Big Roger Events, renowned for their world-class dance parties. They’ll be raising the bar with lights, sound, go-go dancers and a line-up that includes global superstar headliners DJ PAULO (LA), Ivan Gomez (Barcelona), DJ Phil B (San Francisco), DJ Seth Cooper (Chicago), DJ Pornstar (San Diego) and Vancouver’s own Nick Bertossi.
January 30th to February 2nd
The 3rd Annual Winter Pride Festival in Iceland, Rainbow Reykjavik, kicks off at the end of January.
There’s a fantastic mix of cultural, music, nature, relaxing and fun, with events ranging from visits to natural spas to concerts and the awesome Pink Party. The locals are hot, blonde and friendly – a good combo!
February 14th to 17th:
SF Bear Weekend 2014
For twenty-two years President’s Day Weekend has been “bear weekend” in San Francisco, starting in 1992 with the first Bear Expo.
Seventeen International Bear Rendezvous followed, but sadly, 2011 was the last IBR.
In its absence, and with the understanding that the essence of any bear event is of course the people, SF Bear Weekend – a grassroots, web 2.0, social media driven event was born.
SF Bear Weekend 2012 and 2013 were huge successes, and they are looking forward to seeing old friends and some new ones at SF Bear Weekend 2014!