Escape to Canada for a new gay/lesbian ski weekend.
By Victor Zorn
Four reasons to love our neighbor to the north:
1. Same-gender nuptials, sanctioned last month by the Canadian Supreme Court
3. Catherine O’Hara
4. Powder & Pride, the new gay-and-lesbian ski weekend at Lake Louise
The inaugural Powder & Pride will take place January 21–23 at the Lake Louise region located in Banff National Park in Alberta (www.skilouise.com). In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing and boarding, activities include the Saturday-night Winter Wonderland Ball.
Packages are $539 Canadian and include two nights at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (booking: 866/840-8357, www.fairmont.com/lakelouise), ski-lift passes, and tickets to the ball. Some Powder & Pride proceeds will benefit AIDS Calgary Awareness Association and Canadian Breast Cancer Association.
For details, check out the website of event producer UB Productions at www.ubproductions.com.
Victor Zorn previewed the opening of the Clinton Center in our November issue.
Eight more queer ski destinations
• Utah Gay & Lesbian Ski Week
Jan. 5–9, www.communityvisions.org
• Switzerland Gay and Lesbian Ski Week
Jan. 11–18, www.eurobound.com/gay
• Aspen Gay Ski Week
Jan. 16–23, www.gayskiweek.com
Jan. 29–Feb. 7, www.outontheslopes.com
• Telluride Gay Ski Week
Feb. 16–Mar. 6, www.telluridegayskiweek.com
• Ascent: The Winter Party at Lake Tahoe
Feb. 27–Mar. 6, www.ascentlaketahoe.com
• Lake Tahoe WinterFest
Mar. 6–13, www.laketahoewinterfest.com
Mar. 30–Apr. 3, www.outboard.org