Because the snow begins to build up on the slopes, Telluride Homosexual Ski Week (TGSW) revealed the 2023 lineup of performers Thursday. Set for Feb. 25 to March 4, the LGBTQ+ winter celebration of out of doors recreation options comedians Margaret Cho and Daniel Webb; native Olympian Gus Kenworthy; DJs Fleetmac Wooden, Matt Suave, Sinna-G and CASTLE; drag queens Ada Vox, Suzy Wong, Pattaya Hart, Bitter Betty and Aria PettyOne; burlesque dancers from Telluride Theatre’s Home of Shimmy Shake; efficiency dancers from AJA Expertise; go-go dancers from the Sage Gray’s Mile Excessive Go-Go Firm; and style philanthropist Cameron Silver.
“We’re honored to have such a dynamic array of artists and personalities be a part of us in our first 12 months as the brand new producers of Telluride Homosexual Ski Week,” occasion director Steve Gumble stated within the announcement. “Margaret Cho is an icon and pioneer who has paved the way in which for a lot of queer comedians. Between Margaret Cho, Olympian Gus Kenworthy, nationwide drag queens, Telluride’s personal Home of Shimmy Shake burlesque dancers, together with many DJs, that is going to be an epic week of enjoyable within the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. I might be remiss to not point out our fleet of dancers from Chicago and Denver, who will likely be including a sure aptitude to a lot of our occasions. The Chicago-based dancers will likely be led by world-renowned freelance choreographer Alberto J. Arias.”
These artists, performers and personalities are set to hitch TGSW attendees for per week filled with spectacular night reveals, on-mountain occasions, culinary experiences, après-ski events and extra.
The week begins with a sublime opening reception on the fashionable Timber Room of the Resort Madeline & Residences, the place attendees will mingle and luxuriate in decadent handed appetizers ready by govt chef Invoice Greenwood and store at an unique style pop-up from award-winning costume designer Cameron Silver.
Persevering with the cherished partnership with the Telluride AIDS Profit (TAB), the opening night time of TGSW coincides with the closing night time of the TAB Vogue Present Gala and the TAB Vogue Week Wrap Celebration. A spotlight of the winter for a lot of, the style present fundraiser is taken into account one in all Telluride’s greatest productions and has been thought to be a “Broadway Pop-Up” and “Cirque du Soleil meets New York Vogue Week.”
The week’s occasions will likely be headlined by a stand-up comedy present from Grammy and Emmy award-nominated actress, comic and singer-songwriter Margaret Cho at Telluride’s largest, indoor, state-of-the-art efficiency venue, the Michael D. Palm Theatre, providing glorious sight strains from each seat.
TGSW presents a one-of-a-kind burlesque and drag present, that includes two nights of elaborate costumes, sensual dancing and striptease from the unique dancers of Telluride Theatre’s The Home Of Shimmy Shake, alongside loss of life drops, splits, kicks and costume reveals from drag queens Ada Vox, Pattaya Hart, Suzy Wong, Bitter Betty and efficiency dancers from AJA Expertise. The primary night time’s present will likely be adopted by a free after-party with music by Sinna-G.
A wide array of themed events is deliberate for the week, together with a vibrant pool occasion with two sizzling tubs and the signature euphoric disco home beats from Matt Suave, the celebrated White Celebration that includes Matt Suave, and a staff of go-go dancers and a spirited closing occasion to cap off the week on a excessive mark with the thrilling and lovingly curated remix undertaking, Fleetmac Wooden.
Free après-ski events will likely be held at a number of Telluride’s most unusual bars and lounges every day. Après-ski is French for “after-skiing,” and Telluride is understood for taking its après significantly. Attendees can take pleasure in these dynamic social gatherings all through the week to cap-off a day on the slopes.
For these night time owls trying to hold the enjoyable going, the Liberty Bar & Lounge will function the official free Late Evening Lounge for attendees to relax and calm down in a comfy, trendy lounge positioned within the coronary heart of downtown Telluride. With curated music and heat ambiance, the lounge affords a comfortable area to fulfill associates, recount the day’s occasions and plan out enjoyable actions.
Residence to extra than simply snowboarding, the slopes will host on-mountain festivities with a signature flare, highlighted by the costume/drag race contest the place attendees can costume up in costumes and ski right down to Gorrono Ranch to the music of their selection for an opportunity to earn epic prizes. Judges will likely be awarding prime honors for the best-dressed skiers/snowboarders, whereas Sinna-G units the occasion vibe. Gorrono Ranch may also function the venue for an unique on-mountain every day gathering place, playfully named the Homosexual Chalet. The comfortable, rustic Western-style cabin will provide a welcoming alternative to make a journey again in time and heat up subsequent to a wooden range whereas assembly new associates.
With a nod to the legendary on-mountain champagne events of Europe, TGSW will recreate an identical expertise on the Alpine Rendezvous Dance Celebration at Bon Vivant, one in all Telluride Ski Resort’s greatest eating places. French eating, panoramic alpine views and dancing with music from native favourite CASTLE will make this a celebration to not miss.
TGSW is thrilled to associate with Telluride Sleighs & Wagons to supply an intimate eating expertise not like anything — The Homosexual Sleigh. The night incorporates a horse-drawn sleigh journey by means of the historic Aldasoro household ranch to an genuine sheep-herders tent adopted by a ranch-to-table Spanish Basque-style dinner ready by chef Graeme Charles. The ranch affords sweeping, panoramic views of the San Juan Mountains.
TGSW ends the week with two noon brunches cleverly titled to honor an unforgettable line from a success music by pop icon Britney Spears, “It’s Brunch, Bitch.” Situated on the Mountain Lodge, this tongue-popping, fan-flicking, lip-syncing extravaganza will characteristic meals and drinks ready by govt chef Perse Vordokas, together with host Aria PettyOne, and the fabulous drag queens Pattaya Hart, Suzy Wong, Bitter Betty, ElectriX Cute and drag king Chad wearing outsized wigs, sparkles and six-inch heels, whereas lip syncing to all the favourite pop diva songs.
TGSW tickets are on sale now. 4 totally different ticket packages provide entry to the week’s occasions in a wide range of bundle choices. These looking for extra flexibility should buy stand-alone tickets to every occasion. Moreover, attendees should buy ski raise tickets at a particular discounted fee for TGSW. Cheaper offers aren’t out there on the ticket window or wherever else. Skiers and snowboarders can save $34 every day on one-to-three days of snowboarding and $44 every day on four-plus days of snowboarding. Carry tickets don’t have to be used consecutively however are solely legitimate for a 10-day window from Feb. 25 to March 6. All raise ticket purchases should be accompanied by occasion ticket purchases to TGSW. For data or to buy tickets, go to TellurideGaySki.com/Tickets. To buy tickets by cellphone, name 970-728-8037. View the complete lineup and schedule at TellurideGaySki.com/Lineup.