Rainbow clad masses descended upon the town of Aspen, Colorado in the USA this week to celebrate Aspen’s 42nd Gay Ski Week. Around 5,000 people attended the week-long celebration of all things LGBTQ+ with events like a pool party with lazy river ride, water slides, a “Pose” party on a
The week’s flagship event, the Downhill Costume Competition, saw competitors slip, slide and parade their way down the Little Nell ski run – often scantily clad or naked, despite the constant snowfall. However, spirits were high and laughter in the air as the judges attempted to pick the winner.
In addition to being a week of frivolity and fun, 100% of the party’s proceeds are donated to AspenOUT. This non-profit organisation assists local LGBTQ+ youth, families and community with education grants and counselling.
The Aspen Skiing Company also launched a campaign called “Give A Flake” whereby local businesses were encouraged to sign an “Open To All” anti-discrimination pledge and commit to ending intolerance.