AGSW is short for Aspen Gay Ski Week for you newbies.
Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW) is the oldest annual, week-long LGBTQ+ ski event in the nation. A model for other LGBTQ+ ski weeks, AGSW offers a unique vacation experience in the scenic and historic mountain town of Aspen, Colorado. AGSW visitors enjoy four mountains of varied skiing and snowboarding terrain, as well as cross-country skiing, snowshoe, and winter hiking trails in the Elk Mountains of Colorado.
Not Just a Party – Aspen Gay Ski Week is a Non-Profit Fundraiser
Aspen Gay Ski Week is also the annual fundraising event for AspenOUT, a local non-profit and 501(c)(3) organization focused on anti-bullying and tolerance. AspenOUT has been producing this event since 1996 for the purpose of funding local programs and supporting national organizations that fit our mission. You can read more about AspenOUT below.
Events Beyond Skiing & Snowboarding All Week Long
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, we also offer a full 7 days of indoor events:
• Lunches both on and off the mountain
• Daily aprés ski (happy hour for city folk)
• Nightly Friendship Dinners at Supporting Restaurants Around Town
• Late Night Dance Parties
• Drag Queen Bingo
• Fashion Boutique & Gallery Walk
• Comedy Shows
• Top of the Mountain Party
• Indoor Pool Party
• And so much more!
With a mission of promoting tolerance, understanding, and diversity through education, community action, and service, AspenOUT has been serving the LGBTQ+ community of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond since 1996 as a non-profit organization. AspenOUT produces many events throughout the year, including AGSW each January, which brings thousands of LGBTQ+ skiers to the mountains of central Colorado. AspenOUT not only supports local anti-bullying and tolerance programs, but it also supports national organizations, such as GLSEN, Point Foundation, Matthew Shepard Foundation and You Can Play Foundation. Visit AspenOUT.com to learn more.
What Does A Pass Get You?
Passes get you in to all AGSW events with the exception of the comedy show and the downhill costume parade (The Patron pass does include seats to these). Pass holders will receive priority access to all AGSW events and parties. In the event of a sell-out, all pass holders will be admitted and those who remain will be admitted on a one-out, one-in basis. If available, single tickets for individual parties may be purchased at AGSW Registration at our Host Hotel the Limelight, Aspen. There will also be limited complimentary cocktails at selected parties and events, courtesy of our sponsors.
Best LGBTQ+ Ski Week in the World
Discover why AGSW considers itself the best LGBTQ+ ski week in the world with over 45 years of progress.