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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers for AGSW 2021

Though COVID-19 has changed event life, for the time being, we’re still looking forward to some version of AGSW 2021. As questions come in, we’ll answer and update this page.

UPDATE – Published July 2020 

Will Aspen Gay Ski Week Still happen in January 2021?

Yes, but more of an “AGSW 2021 LITE” version. After monitoring the current state of COVID-19, we have decided to alter our programming for Aspen Gay Ski Week 2021. This decision has not come without much thought and consideration. The safety of our patrons and staff is very important to us. At this time, our larger gatherings such as the Pool Party, Belly Up Comedy Night and Dance Party, and Top of the Mountain Dance Party will either take a break or take a new form with an online approach for 2021. As gathering guidelines continue to change, we will too. Plans to come back better than ever for 2022 (our 45th Anniversary) are also in the works.

What do you mean by “AGSW 2021 LITE”?

We will offer discounted hotel rates, skiing rentals, and lift tickets, though our larger night time events will take a break for 2021. As of right now, all of the fabulous skiing and amenities that Aspen has to offer are still available, just on a scaled-back version.

In addition to offering discounted hotel rooms, lift ticket packages, and rentals, we are in discussions with our host hotel, The Limelight, to host more intimate events that will abide by state and local safety guidelines. Enhanced and lite versions of Après, as well as other possible events including Drag Queen Bingo, piano bar happy hour, comedy, are currently in development.

Will refunds be offered for lift tickets, rentals, and hotels if COVID-19 gets worse?

While we understand that COVID-19 is constantly changing on a daily basis, each hotel and rental company has its own policy for refunds and credits. Please be sure to read each of their policies before booking your ski equipment rental, lift ticket, and hotel accommodations. Aspen Gay Ski Week does not provide refunds for any of these purchases.

How safe is it to ski and what guidelines are being used?

Aspen Snowmass is putting in place procedures that will keep our guests, employees, and community safe and healthy. Read about their COVID-19 Operating Procedures here.

UPDATE – Published April 2020 

The last few weeks have been difficult for many of us. Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW) has heard stories of some being directly affected by COVID-19 and our hearts go out to all. We sympathize with everyone throughout the country and world who are being financially impacted by the “Stay-At-Home” efforts to stop the spread of this virus.

AspenOUT, the charity organization behind AGSW, continues to support the Roaring Fork Valley, as well as all of its benefactors throughout the country during this challenging time. Our team is right there with you virtually working from home to continue our ongoing planning for Aspen Gay Ski Week 2021. Currently, we are still moving forward with plans for AGSW 2021 to take place during Sunday, January 17 through Sunday, January 24, 2021. We are also in the process of relaunching our website with some fabulous new features.

One of those features includes our brand new text messaging service. We will utilize our text messaging service to get information out to guests during AGSW 2021 in real time. This will help notify people of venue changes, ticket information and more. Sign-up for our new text service here. Please also take a moment to follow and like our Facebook page and Instagram as we will continue to share photos, stories and more information relating to AGSW 2021.

As we are a world-class travel destination, Aspen has been effected significantly hard during this time. Most businesses, mountains, and hotels within Aspen and surrounding areas are closed. Due to those current circumstances, we are holding off our Blind Date sales for a few more weeks; however, we are planning all of our events and have secured all of our venues for 2021. We encourage you to follow our social media pages and sign-up to our text message club to get the most up-to-date information on when passes, tickets, hotels, lift tickets, downhill tables, and more will go on sale. In addition, we will keep our website updated and keep you informed through our email newsletters.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please stay healthy and safe. Everyone at Aspen Gay Ski Week looks forward to being back together again for an amazing 44th Annual Aspen Gay Ski Week 2021!