Arosa Gay Ski Week – Switzerland, January 19-26, 2019

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Arosa Gay Ski Week – 15th Annual, from January 19th to 26th, 2019

Allegra in Arosa! The typical Graubünden greeting, which can be translated from Romansh as ‘enjoy yourself’, shows how important the well-being of their guests is to the team around Hitsch, Valerie and Alex, the promoters of the Arosa Gay Ski Week non-profit organization.

What started modestly in 2005, has since become one of the best-known, and favourite, ski weeks for lesbians and gays in Europe. The more than 600 participants, from over 30 different countries, gather for fun-filled vacations with lots of winter activities and parties in the gay-friendly mountain resort.

Arosa sits at the top of a Swiss valley, between Davos and St. Moritz, just 2½ hours from Zürich.

The ski region of Arosa Lenzerheide allows participants to enjoy 225km/140miles of slopes with fantastic snow conditions, and lots of sunny days, in one of Europe’s best skiing domains.

Snow bunnies can discover the vast ski area in groups, with a friendly gay ski week team, or take some lessons with one of the experienced ski instructors at the ABC school. The breathtakingly beautiful winter landscape should be enough to convince even the most resigned couch potato to chance at least one downhill run… Non-skiers are not left out: in addition to extensive walking and sledging trails, the midday rendezvous at the mountain hut can also be reached easily and pleasantly by foot!

Away from the slopes, several activities are held at various locations throughout the village, like daily après-ski and friendship dinners. So many possibilities – so little time! Fortunately, while on holiday anyone can turn night into day without feeling guilty, because you won’t miss the clubbing nights with world-class DJs, drag shows, hot go-go dancers, the Addicted pool party, or Swiss fondue night, with sleigh rides under the stars. The Arosa Drag Race slalom competition, with amazing prizes and a classical concert at the village church, are also on the jam-packed agenda.

Arosa offers accommodation to satisfy all requirements and budgets. In addition to the 12 participating 1 to 5-star hotels, there is a selection of nice holiday apartments and chalets to suit any and all needs, all gay-friendly!

Best is to book a package, which includes accommodation + ski pass + event pass.

There are 3 kinds of Event Pass: Gold (all week), Silver (mid-week) and Bronze (weekend). They give access to all parties, après-skis, concerts, ski-guiding, free sun-loungers, and deck chairs at the mountain hut, and offer 20% discount on ski and snowboard rental.

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