We might be biased, but the best Gay Ski Week in the world is AGSW. With a history deep in philanthropy and protest, AGSW continues to forge ahead and earn the title of the “alpha and the omega of gay ski weeks” – Condé Naste.
It all started when a group of local Aspen gays, Jon Busch, David Hoch, Tom Duesterberg, Russell Anderson, and others, along with groups of gay tourists from various ski clubs (San Diego, Los Angeles, and Chicago), decided to meet more officially every January to celebrate the LGBTQ+ Community. Every year each ski club volunteered to host parties on different nights to which all were invited. The local contingent’s contribution was, at first, only a welcoming party to kick things off. But over the years, the all-volunteer “let’s put on a show” effort became the world’s first and, for many years only, gay ski week.
Going on our 47th Year in 2024, we look to continue to grow… maybe into Snowmass 😉 But you’ll soon find out.