The fourth annual Elevation Utah — Park City Gay Ski Week will take place from February 20 through 23, 2014.
Run by the same promoters as the 11-year-old Elevation Mammoth which draws 2,500 skiers to Mammoth Lake, Calif., Tom Whitman and FlipEvents, Elevation Utah brings the love to Salt Lake and Park City.
The four-day weekend kicks off Thursday with (two parties, including a Welcome Apres-Ski with DJ Josh Peace, followed that night by dancing into the late hours to DJ Lishus at a favorite Main Street dance club, Downstairs. On Friday there’s apres-ski in Park City with DJ Blacklow, and then heading down the mountain in a chartered bus to Salt Lake City’s JAM with dueling DJs. The local SkiOUT group will be host to skiing on Saturday morning, followed by “Boys, Boarders & A Beach Party” at Downstairs in Park City. DJ Brent Henrichsen will finish Saturday off at Park City Live on Main Street with Cherry Pop Park City. Sunday’s afternoon closing party with DJ Blacklow will send the travelers back home.
Utah residents are eligible for discount tickets at http://utahgayski.com/tickets14.html. Prices go up Nov. 16, and then again on Jan. 16 and Feb. 16. Party passes are the only way to get into all events.
“Because our venues are relatively small, we will sell out of weekend passes, and some events will be accessible only with the weekend pass,” organizers said in a statement. “To ensure that Elevation is open to everyone, we keep prices far more reasonable than comparable gay circuit events or even the other large gay ski events. For the price of one party during White Party weekend or at Whistler, you can attend all of our events.”
Of course, there’s also skiing each day at different Park City resorts, informal lunch meet-ups, and an Elevation Utah Guide to Park City, with suggestions on dinner, nightlife, and other things to see and do around the area.
Elevation Utah is offering lodging deals at a number of local host hotels, including Park City Peaks Hotel, Yarrow Hotel, Treasure Mountain Inn, the Chateau at Silver Lake, and Stein Eriksen Lodge.