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Gay Ski Week returns to Arosa, Switzerland

2015-09-21
From January 10th to 17th, 2016 the gay friendly resort of Arosa, Switzerland, revs up again for its lively and colorful winter Pride festival. Each year, hundreds of gay and lesbian travelers gather for a week of skiing, snowboarding, partying and lounging in the sun at Arosa, which sits at the top of a typical Swiss valley just 2 ½ hours from Zürich. The huge ski area of Arosa-Lenzerheide allows participants from over 30 different countries to enjoy 225km/140miles of slopes with fantastic snow conditions and lots of sunny days in one of Europe’s best skiing domains. dzslhISGbAdUe9ptdMkiN2fH75ojfgwHDlcvdjg0RQA Some of the highlights on the calendar include the welcome cocktail party with La Diva Live, several friendship dinners, daily après-ski with DJs, and late bar nights out. Night time activities include the classical concert at the village church, the Swiss fondue fun night with moonlight sledging or the Splash Pool Party. Then there are clubbing nights with DJs and go-go dancers, the Drag Ski Race and the closing party at the world’s highest White Party on top of the Weisshorn. Snow bunnies can discover the vast ski area in groups with the friendly Arosa Gay Ski Week team, or take some lessons with one of the experienced ski instructors of the ABC Snow Sport School. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will not be bored: in addition to the challenging slopes of Arosa-Lenzerheide, they can even book a ski trip to St. Moritz by helicopter. Non-skiers are not left out: in addition to extensive walking and hiking trails, the Tschugenhütte midday rendezvous can also be reached easily and pleasantly on foot. dpJ_Rt575yoWTM9QwwuVViw8uyDmJZsSroHP5TGV0Xc In addition to ten participating 1 to 5-star hotels, Arosa offer a selection of private gay-friendly holiday apartments. The Event Pass Gold, which is included in the packages at an additional rate, delivers access to all parties, après-skis, and concerts, as well as a 10% discount for the ski pass, 20% discount on ski rental, and free sun-loungers deck chairs at the Tschuggenhütte terrace during every day of the week. How to get to Arosa Arosa is at the end of the Schanfigg Valley of Canton Graubünden in Eastern Switzerland, between Davos and St. Moritz. Excellent transport connections enable you to arrive at your holiday destination relaxed and ready for the week ahead. It is an easy drive from Zurich to Arosa by car, and the scenic train journey is just as simple: trains go from Zurich Airport to Chur, where you change to the Arosa line. This beautiful stretch of the journey takes about an hour. W1lybcXvSYjrGt3mzwG508fqLW6j8H7Lj3oGin_fWTQ info: www.arosa-gayskiweek.com