The magic of winter has arrived in Queenstown, with fresh snow-capped mountains, blue skies and the anticipation of Gay Ski Week New Zealand high in the air.

The town is already pumping with one of the many ski fields, Coronet Peak, opening over the weekend with an awesome snow base of 50cm.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Queenstown is the base camp for the week and is ecstatic with the 400 room nights that have been booked already.

Gaining a reputation as the best gay alpine event in the southern hemisphere, this year’s GSWNZ includes another stellar week of entertainment.

Official Gay Ski Week events include the welcome Party, ski bum party, retro bowling night, karaoke casino night, wine tour, lake cruise and dinner at Walter Peak (hosted by DNA magazine) and the final night’s White Out Party.

Some new events for those who require a day off the slopes or those who don’t ski are a Dyke Hyke, a spa day at Millbrook Resort and a lunch/shopping day at Arrowtown.

Now in our sixth Gay Ski Week NZ it’s great to see many familiar names who return each year which helps make the week social, organiser Mike Sanford said.

The package deals are proving popular, especially the I Don’t Ski Package for the non skier. This also works well when the partner or friend hits the slopes while the other half does the daily non-ski events.

We have also partnered with a larger variety of accommodation providers for those that want something different, from Queenstown house ski lodge and apartments, Commonage villas luxury homes to private hotels. This means you can stay at gay friendly accommodation and know there’s likely to be other GSWNZ guests staying too so you’re not the only gay in the village.

Book via our secure online booking engine, email, phone. Our professional team with many years experience in Queenstown are sure to make your stay as fun as possible.

From bungee jumping to a relaxing massage, jet boating to heli-skiing, snowboarding to sky-diving, you can relax, unwind and rejuvenate or find out why Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world.

To purchase tickets and for all event information, go to the GSWNZ website www.gayskiweeknz.com.

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