Miami and Gay Ski Events in ManAboutWorld’s November Issue

11 11 2015
ManAboutWorld's November cover: the Miami skyline at night

Miami, our November cover

We don’t mind the unseasonably warm weather enveloping most of the U.S. as we go to press, but it’s not helping us mentally prepare for winter ahead. Where nature fails, ManAboutWorld gay travel magazine delivers though with our insider-y guide to Miami, an easily accessed, LGBT-popular destination that’s undergoing an exciting evolution.

Download ManAboutWorld to discover a city bursting well beyond gay-centric South Beach. Wynwood is home to some of the most exciting galleries on the planet, especially at this moment when they’re preparing for next month’s Art Basel, which we also cover this month. Brickell feels like the capital of Latin America, filled with dining, drinking and hobnobbing. And discover some of the most exciting new hotels in the country that have recently opened their doors, a number of them located in Miami’s newly emerging Mid-Beach district.

In winter, not everyone flees to warm-weather destinations. Some people actually run towards the cold. Gleefully. For you we present a

Aspen gay ski week in ManAboutWorld (gay travel magazine)-November issue which also includes Miami

Aspen gay ski week

hot list of cool snowy events encircling the globe. Aspen Gay Ski week is still the daddy of all gay winter events, and it seems to be getting better with a reinvigorated leadership and truly welcoming vibe. We’re proud to be media partners with this event which benefits a number of worthy LGBT community organizations.

Have you seen our new Radar section? These are discoveries around the globe sent in by our correspondents and friends. We encourage you, dear readers, to send us your discoveries, which you may see included in an upcoming issue. Use our “Contact us” page on the blog.





New ZealandGay Ski Week: Start Planning for Next Year

10 10 2015
ManAboutWorld's Michael Siebert (left). and his friend Joao at gay ski week Queenstown

ManAboutWorld’s Michael Siebert (left)

The largest gay ski event in the southern half of the world sees hundreds of people flock to Queenstown, NZ during the last part of August and early September, every year, for a full week of skiing, drinking, dancing and adventure. The next official DNA Gay Ski Week will happen August 27 to September 3, 2016.  Start making your plans now. Here’s a report by ManAboutWorld correspondent Michael Siebert who is pictured here (on the left in the photo above) with his handsome friend, Joao. They enjoyed Gay Ski Week with hundreds of gay ski and boarding aficionados but also spent a little time exploring Queenstown and surroundings.

Queenstown is an adventure town. Consider skydiving and all the other options available to a fun-seeker.  Days trips to Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound are available; however, I would consider an overnight boat tour so that you are able to see the sound at sunset and sunrise. Exploring the lake area is a lovely option as well.  Another option:  One could rent a car in Christchuch and drive through the lake regions for some spectacular views, but the drive is approximately 6-7 hours from Christchurch to Queenstown.

Ski season in Queenstown is from mid-June to early-October.  If you plan for early October you just must might have the slopes to yourself and it is a perfect time to stay at Pounamu since it is just outside their busy season.

This year, our gracious host, Pounamu Apartments was a an excellent place to call home for a week of skiing and relaxation. The views and comfort, along with the excellent hospitality, you will feel like a local in no time.  Pounamu is short 10-minute walk to the city center; however, you will have the comfort of your own kitchen, fireplace, fantastic views, service and the staff are available to help customize your trip to your liking.  If walking is not your thing, rent a car for your trips to the mountain and surrounding areas; however, walk to the center of town, the traffic will drive you mad and parking can be difficult.

Skiing in Queenstown does require a short bus ride (if you do not have your own car) to any mountain (three to choose from) and the bus stop is just outside the front steps of Pounamu.

Can’t wait till next August? ManAboutWorld will cover gay ski events in the Northern Hemisphere in our next issue. Stay tuned.

ManAboutWorld's Michael Siebert (right). and his friend Joao at gay ski week Queenstown

Michael and his friend at the Pounamu Apartments

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Gay Ski in Queenstown, New Zealand

31 08 2015
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!)

This pas weekend Gay and Lesbian Winter Pride (gay ski!) 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 looking at these photos. The event runs through September 5.

Gay ski weeks can be really fun. All these fast-moving outdoorsy athletic guys. 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 highlights of the day, helmet-shaped hair, facial sunburns surrounding otherwise a goggle-shaped white patch of skin. These events often include crazy drag antics. Check out the line up at this event and maybe plan a trip 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

A rainbow to start the event!

More pix 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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In 2013, Ski Japan’s (Gay) St. Mortiz

20 04 2012

Just powder!

For the first time as far as we know, a gay ski trip is planned to Japan. In late February 2013, when conditions are considered to be optimal, the friendly, expert folks at SKI BUMS is leading a trip to Niseko, Japan, boasting “snowflakes large enough to cast shadows.

They’re planning a six nights in Niseko and a weekend in Japan which will include gay highlights. Discounted pricing is available for a limited time. Click here for more information about the trip and SKI BUMS.





Atten-SHUN! Military Personnel: Free at Telluride Gay Ski Week

6 02 2012

The organizers of Telluride Gay Ski Week, which takes place from Saturday, February 25, 2012 through Saturday, March 3, 2012, is offering free VIP party passes for the week for active service members and a special military-themed “Do Ask Do Tell” dance party.

In celebration of the defeat of the discriminatory ban on openly gay and lesbian military personal known as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” the party will take place during the middle of the week.

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2012

When:

  • Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Saturday, March 3, 2012

Where:

  • Towns of Mountain Village and Telluride, CO and Telluride Ski Resort

Info:

  • Event schedule and ticket information available at www.telluridegayskiweek.com.
  • Exclusive lodging packages available by calling toll free to 888-376-9770.

The host of Nuclia’s Get Wasted Party





Gay Ski: Double Diamonds Are a Boy’s Best Friend

30 01 2012

 

Not exactly a shot of the ski slopes but at least one guy is wearing a hat!

Elevation Mammoth 2012, March 14-18, celebrates its 10th anniversary as an LGBT ski event, while sister event, Elevation Utah Park City Gay Ski Week, February 23-26, marks its second anniversary. The names may be a mouthful but the events have received enthusiastic praise from attendees throughout the years.

Click on the websites above for more information. Here’s a brief outline of the two events:

ELEVATION UTAH 2012:

  • Dates: Feb. 23 – Feb. 26
  • DJ Roster:  DJ Roland Belmares, DJ Josh Peace, DJ Brynn Taylor, DJ Pornstar, DJ Drew G & DJ Beau Dasher
  • Utah Party Pass: $100 (early pre-sale for 7 parties);
  • Utah Residents will be offered a special “Resident Discount Pass”
  • For more information on events, pricing, lodging and more visit:  www.utahgayski.com

ELEVATION MAMMOTH 2012:

  • Dates: March 14- March 18
  • DJ Roster: DJ Beau Dasher, DJ Drew G, DJ Pornstar, DJ Brynn Taylor, DJ Josh Peace & DJ Roland Belmares
  • Mammoth Party Pass: $145-$165 (early pre-sale for 9 parties)




But Why Is There a Shirtless Guy in a Post about Skiing?

21 11 2011

Because it’s a gay ski week posting, that’s why! Plus who can resist this sexy image of  A-List New York’s Reichen Leimkuhl?

Telluride Gay Ski Week, named by Gay.com as “Top Gay Ski Week” in the U.S.A, includes Leimkuhl and other A-List reality personalities along with abundant snow (they hope and assume) and lots of fun activities and events.

From the organizers:

We’ve got fun things planned for 2012 – new and returning likeNuclia’s Get Wasted PartyWhite Night Party and on-mountain T-Shack.  We will start off the week with the Academy Awards but we are keeping it casual this year with an Oscar Bar Partywhere you can keep up with the awards but more importantly work on getting your altitude and you attitude accustomed to partying in Paradise.

The Telluride Gay Ski Week is scheduled to take place from February 23 through March 3, 2012. For more information, visit: www.telluridegayskiweek.com/

 

 

 

 








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