ELEVATION, the largest series of annual LGBTQ ski and snowboard events returns to Quebec
After 17 years of promoting ELEVATION Mammoth in Mammoth Lakes, one of the largest gay ski weeks in the world, and 9 years of ELEVATION Utah in Park City, event producer Tom Whitman announces that the new addition to the winter gay ski calendar, ELEVATION Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec is now officially an annual event! ELEVATION offers gay skiers a chance to play hard both day and night with great skiing, great parties and great company.
With strong growth last year across all events, and expecting to nearly double the size of ELEVATION TREMBLANT, Whitman expects more than 6000 attendees between the three events. By itself, ELEVATION Mammoth is already the third largest gay ski week in the world and with the addition of Utah and Quebec, the combined crowds will make ELEVATION the largest series of gay ski and snowboard events in the world. “We created ELEVATION at Mammoth Mountain seventeen years ago, and nine years ago expanded to Park City for ELEVATION UTAH. Each year, we have watched the events grow in attendance. We are so excited that Tremblant is now part of the family after an amazing launch year in 2019. Mont Tremblant is the perfect place for Elevation –ranked #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 20th time by SKI Magazine readers, with very easy access from Toronto, Montreal, Boston and NYC.”
“With the addition of Tremblant, we can now offer gay skiers more choices all across North America, in the best places to ski,” says Tom Whitman. “Our goal for each ELEVATION is simple: Great skiing, amazing parties, new friends, and memories that will last forever.”
ELEVATION TREMBLANT 2020: January 30th – February 2nd, 2020 ELEVATION Tremblant returns to Quebec from January 30th to February 2nd. “I am so excited about our newest Elevation. Last year, our LGBTQ attendees were split evenly between Canadian and American attendees, which was perfect. We had a ton of Quebecois and Ottawan attendees, joined by US attendees who got to experience Tremblant, sometimes for their first time. Not only is Tremblant one of the best ski towns in North America, Quebec is an amazing place to visit not only for the Quebecois culture and the natural beauty, but also for its welcoming attitude towards the LGBTQ community. The community of Mont Tremblant was such an integral part of making ELEVATION Tremblant 2019 a success,” says Tom Whitman. “And I’m not going to lie, the friendly and sexy Quebecois and Toronto boys and girls don’t hurt.”
ELEVATION Tremblant will feature après-ski and night-time events over 4 days, with go-go dancers and DJs from LA, London and Montreal, and themed events, including the Onesie Après-Ski, the Neon Party and the naughty GEAR party. And of course, hundreds of sexy snowboarders and skiers from Montreal, Toronto, NYC, Boston, DC and beyond.
Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to its guest experience both on-mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, Tremblant’s 24h, and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – put it in eighth position among North American ski areas by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2016, among the top 25 best ski villages in the world in 2014 according to National Geographic, in addition to being voted #1 Ski Village in Eastern North America in 2020 for a 20th year by SKI Magazine readers. Tremblant is part of Alterra Mountain Company’s family of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, and offering the Ikon Pass ‒ the new standard in season passes. With your family, sweetheart, friends or group, the resort welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature’s doorstep.
ELEVATION UTAH 2020: February 26th – March 1st, 2020 ELEVATION Utah returns to Park City for the 10th annual “gay invasion of Utah,” with DJs, go-go dancers and themed events including the Onesie Party, the Neon Party, the naughty GEAR Saturday night party and the signature Elevation après-ski events. ELEVATION Utah draws attendees from all over the country for the best snow in the world, to an area packed with world-famous ski mountains, including Park City Mountain – now the largest ski resort in the US. The gay ski week events are centered on Main Street in one of the most iconic ski towns in the world.
“I have had some of the best ski days of my life in Park City. Utah really has snow like no other. And there is something very special about a week of big gay events right on the Main Street of one of the most iconic ski towns in the world,” says Tom Whitman. “And I would put the crowd at our Saturday night event as one of the sexiest and friendliest of any gay party in any city.”
The parties at ELEVATION Utah will showcase headlining DJs including DJ Grind, Adam Turner, Dawna Montell, and DJ Blacklow who are joined by energetic go-go boys and dynamic drag queen hostess’.
ELEVATION MAMMOTH 2020: March 18th – 22nd, 2020 ELEVATION Mammoth will take place March 18th – 22nd and will feature a collection of thirteen events over five days. The ski by day/play by night weekend starts from the moment guests arrive at the resort with daily events including après-ski and evening parties. Highlights include the signature après-ski parties, including the themed Onesie Après-Ski, the naughty night-time GEAR party, Comedy Night, and a VIP wine tasting. The parties at ELEVATION Mammoth will showcase headlining DJs from Miami, Los Angeles and beyond, including DJ Dan Slater, The Perry Twins, Casey Alva, Drew G and Josh Peace, who are joined by energetic go-go boys and dynamic drag queen hostess’.
“The key to the longevity and success of the Elevation events is the attitude of the attendees,” says Tom Whitman. “Or rather, lack thereof. We specifically encourage everyone to leave any “city attitude” at home, to be friendly and to introduce yourself to new people. And every year, people return because of the friends they have made and the connections they have forged. Some of our attendees have been to an Elevation event more than 15 times. We have Elevation marriages; we even have Elevation kids! But mostly, you’ll meet hundreds of fun, friendly, hunky guys (and girls) that you’ll want to stay in touch with.”
For more information on ELEVATION MAMMOTH, or any ELEVATION event, visit: elevationgayski.com.