Gay Ski Down Under: Gay and Lesbian Winter Pride, Queenstown, New Zealand

By @ 08/31/15 in Correspondent, Event, Gay ski, Gay travel, ManAboutWorld, Michael Siebert, New Zealand, Travel
Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

There’s Michael (right) with a friend about to gay ski (or board!)

Saturday Aug 29 kicked off Gay Ski (officially Gay and Lesbian Winter Pride in Queenstown, New Zealand; you know, the other down under. It’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere so those of us in the Northern Hemisphere can cool down a bit from this late August heat simply by enjoying these photos. The event goes through September 5.

Have you ever enjoyed a gay ski week? It can be really fun. All these outdoorsy athletic fellows who like going fast. The slopes can be a democratizer, too (if you can afford to go, that is), and there’s nothing like après-ski when everyone excitedly shares their best runs of the day, hair messy, facial sunburns surrounding otherwise a goggle-shaped white patch of skin. Gay ski events often include crazy drag antics. Check out the line up at this event and maybe plan a gay ski experience down under next year or in our hemisphere this coming winter.

The photos on this page were submitted by our Australia-based correspondent Michael Siebert. Below is a special one he took during the kick off. In his words:

At 4PM NZ time a rainbow appeared and literally kicked off Gay Ski Week. The timing was spectacular. The photo was taken from the balcony of our lovely hosts, Pounamu Apartments on Frankton Road.

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Now that’s a gay ski kick off!

More photos from the event.

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

Gay ski and board at gay ski week, Queenstown, NZ in ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine

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