Pride Celebration in Aspen
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The Longest Running Celebration of Pride in Aspen, CO – Our History Runs Deep
Prides worldwide have long used the Stonewall Riots as the epicenter and birthplace for LGBTQ+ Pride Celebrations. Much like those riots, the start of Pride came about long ago in Aspen with political movements to help establish equal rights amongst the LGBTQ+ Community in Aspen.
A group of local guys, 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 and show Pride. Every year each ski club volunteered to host parties on different nights to which all were invited. At first, the local contingent’s contribution was 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.
Our Host Hotel – The Limelight Hotel Aspen – Celebrating Pride
The Limelight is also the location of après & our hospitality suite. The daily après ski is in the lobby bar, outdoor hot tub & pool area. Call 866-564-8398 to speak to an agent in Aspen. We also have lodging options at all Aspen & Snowmass properties at price levels to suit individual travelers or groups. Please note there is an 8% resort fee in addition to the base rate. By using the purple button below, you will get the best rate, plus help our non-profit, AspenOUT.
Nestled steps from Aspen Mountain and just beside Wagner Park, the Limelight is within walking distance of Aspen’s renowned landmarks, restaurants, and hotspots. No need for vehicles: complimentary transportation to and from the Aspen Airport and town. With its fresh, contemporary design, relaxed atmosphere, and eager-to-serve staff, the Limelight is an ideal spot to start and end your epic day in the mountains. The Limelight team prides itself on superior guest service. We believe that our care for each one of our guests is our most defining characteristic.
Parking. We offer parking in our underground parking garage for $18 per night. Parking is secure, self-park, and available 24 hours per day. Alternatively, we have parking permits for the residential area surrounding the hotel, which costs $5 and is valid for one week.
Complimentary Shuttle Service. The Limelight is an environmentally-conscious hotel. We provide complimentary transportation to and from Aspen’s Roaring Fork Airport and around town, so there’s no need to rent a car. Ask about our complimentary cruiser bikes if you want to cruise Aspen’s bike-friendly streets or paved trails.
Expanded Continental Divide Breakfast. Rise and Shine; it’s Breakfast time! Served daily from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Limelight Lounge, our spread includes an assortment of the best local fresh-baked pastries, a waffle bar, homemade granola, fresh fruit, yogurt, hot and cold cereals, bagels, smoked fish and sliced meats, in addition to coffee, tea, and juices.
Outdoor Pool & Hot Tubs. An active day in paradise calls for a sudsy soak in one of our bubbly and blissful hot tubs. Or perhaps you’d prefer a starlit swim in the heated pool. Either way, take a deep breath of fresh mountain air and ease further into your stay. Open seasonally from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Our Partner Hotel – The Little Nell
The Little Nell, Aspen’s only Five-Star, Five-Diamond, ski-in/ski-out hotel, offers luxury services and unparalleled access to America’s most famous mountain town. Guests of The Little Nell – a Relais & Châteaux – enjoy a cosmopolitan yet intimate ambiance, haute cuisine, and exclusive adventures designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Luxurious services and amenities include Ski Concierge, complimentary mini-bar snacks & non-alcoholic beverages, heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, complimentary transportation services, and more. The Nell is also a pet-friendly property.
Best LGBTQ+ Ski Week in the World
47 Years and counting, our diverse tradition expands yearly to learn, grow, celebrate pride and give back to our colorful community.