Schedule

Telluride Gay Ski Week Presents
February 20-27th, 2016

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Saturday February 20, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

1:00 PM | TGSW LAUNCH Dance Party at Gorrono w/ special guest Gus Kenworthy
Venue: Gorrono, Mountain Village Entertainment: DJ Ryan Kenney
BBQ, DRINKS, MUSIC, DANCING AND FUN IN THE SUN at the mid Mountain Gorrono Ranch outdoor deck.  Join us with special guest Gus Kenworthy in kicking off Telluride Gay Ski Week.  Food, drinks, fun in the sun (and snow!) and dance the day away with DJ Ryan Kenney setting the tone.

8:00 PM | TGSW Opening Cocktail Party @ arroyo w/ special guest Gus Kenworthy (21+ Event)
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar Entertainment: DJ Ryan Smith
Join Gus Kenworthy for our opening night cocktail reception with DJ Ryan Smith.

10:00 PM | Pop-Up Night Club
Venue: La Marmotte, Telluride Entertainment: DJ Ryan Kenney Entry: $20, Buy Tickets
Dance the Opening Day and Night away in the boutique dance club at La Marmotte in the Town of Telluride.


Sunday February 21, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

3:00 PM | Après Ski Pool Party @ Madeline Sky Terrace w/ special guest Gus Kenworthy (21+ Event)
Venue: Madeline Sky Terrace Entertainment: Soul Atomic Entry: $25, Buy Tickets
Start the week off right… DJ Soul Atomic spins at this EPIC pool party and the very FIRST pool party at the new Sky Terrace at Madeline Hotel & Residences. Don’t miss this FUN in the Sun on Sunday with special guest Gus Kenworthy!

 

7:30 PM | Telluride Sleigh Ride
Cost: $105, Book Here
EXCLUSIVE TGSW RIDES: For an unforgettable experience, enjoy a dinner sleigh ride under a canopy of stars. Telluride Sleighs and Wagons is locally owned and operated by the Aldasoro family who has lived in Telluride for four generations. Located on their private ranch outside of Telluride, Telluride Sleighs and Wagons offers diners the most unique dinner experience in the valley. Enjoy a Spanish-Basque meal in the “glamping” style canvas tent complete with warm wood burning stove that diners access on either sleigh or wagon pulled by trusty snowcat.

(Cost $105, Includes transportation to/from Town of Telluride, sleigh ride, dinner and drinks!)


Monday February 22, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

9:00 AM | Excursion of the Day
Venue: Hotel Madeline Yoga Studio

  • Power Vinyasa with Erin Gehrke ($15)
    Something magical happens when we can ‘check out’ of our day-to-day and tap into our passion, our grace & our vulnerabilities. This practice offers you an opportunity to move without limitation, feel without judgement, and ‘dance’ without inhibition. We will synchronize our breath and movement to an eclectic mix of music. We will breathe. We will smile. We will sweat. And, in the end, We will set ourselves free. 🙏 (60 minutes)

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

1:00 PM | Moet Monday at Bon Vivant
Venue: Bon Vivant, Mountain Village Entertainment: DJ Ryan
Enjoy lunch and champagne at Bon Vivant, located at the top of the Polar Queen Express Lift (5)!

7:00 PM | Dine & Drink Around TELLURIDE & MOUNTAIN VILLAGE
Venue: Cosmopolitan, Chop House, La Marmotte, Rustico, Telluride
STAY TUNED: Town of Telluride & Mountain Village Participating restaurants and shops will offer featured specials and discounts. Every Bar is a Gay Bar!


Tuesday February 23, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

9:00 AM | Excursion of the Day
Fat Tire Valley Floor Bike Ride
A great ½ day activity for folks of all ages and abilities. Custom designed for the group’s abilities and interests, the tour can be as aerobic or casual as the participants request. Enjoy a cross country tour through mellow snow fields or traverse high alpine mountains. Riders can expect terrain that is perfectly suited for Fat Tire Bikes; riding through snow, mud, stream crossings, and smooth single track. The Salsa Mukluk’s are our ride-anywhere fatbikes, providing extreme tire floatation and traction.  $99 per person, no additional charges.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

12:00 PM | Tomboy Tavern Nooner
Venue: Tomboy Tavern, Mountain Village Entertainment: DJ Harry
Tomboy Tavern features a wraparound bar, expanded indoor seating, and big screen televisions to go along with the best beer garden and patio in Telluride.

3:00 PM | Après Ski & Tequila Tuesday! (21+ Event)
Venue: Black Iron, Madeline Hotel & Residences Entertainment: DJ Soul Atomic
Join us for Apres Ski and DJ Soul Atomic.

(Sponsored by Telluride Association of Realtors and Affiliates!)


Wednesday February 24, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

9:00 AM | Excursion of the Day
Alta Lakes Observatory, Snowmobile, Cross Country Ski & Lunch Adventure
Booking Information
The Observatory is a private and most certainly unique backcountry cabin located 13 miles from Telluride, Colorado. It is one of only a few homes in the United States at 11,000+ feet! The Observatory is nestled underneath the 13,000-foot Palmyra and Silver Peaks of the San Juan Mountains and is adjacent to the Telluride ski area.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

10:30 AM | Excursion of the Day
Venue: Hotel Madeline Yoga Studio ($15)

  • Power Sculpt with Erin Gehrke
    If we had our way, most of us would spend half our day running, biking, skiing, yoga-ing! Unfortunately, most of us don’t have that kind of time. This class is designed to give you the results you desire in 60 minutes. It’s a mish-mosh of all your favorite workouts. Weights, plyometrics and yoga! Admittedly, it’s a butt kicker, with just enough yoga-love to feel like you got the best of both worlds. As always, our practice is motivated by some bangin’ tunes.

7:30 PM | Ladies Cocktail Reception
Venue: Madeline Living Room, Mountain Village

The Chicks of Gay Ski Week Meet & Greet.  Sponsored by;

Two Skirts, Telluride Gay Ski WeekBobbi Brown, Telluride Gay Ski WeekOlavie, Telluride Gay Ski Week

 

 

 

9:00 PM | Karaoke with Shawn Colvin
Venue: M Club Entertainment: Shawn Colvin & YOU! Entry: $30, Buy Tickets
SING ALONG! Share the spotlight with the Grammy Award winning Shawn Colvin!!! Join in the FUN for this is a very special night.  Colvin’s debut record won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 1991, but it was her 1997 single, “Sunny Came Home,” that firmly catapulted her into the mainstream. Colvin still commands a broad, loyal following today.


Thursday February 25, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

8:30 AM | Excursion of the Day
Dunton Snowmobile Tour & Lunch
Booking: Call Telluride Outside at 970.728.3895
Among the great tours of the West, Telluride Outside’s full day trip from Fall Creek to Dunton across Black Mesa is a beggar’s banquet of Rocky Mountain riding. Telluride Outside, Telluride Gay Ski WeekIt should be noted that our Dunton tour is not restricted to advanced riders, but there is seemingly unlimited play terrain and powder shots along this 28-mile cross-mountain route.
Upon reaching Dunton, we are treated to a gourmet lunch and hot springs soak in the secluded mountain retreat before riding back across the snowy divide.

Trip itinerary: 8:30-5:00 pm (pickup at guest lodging)
Trip price: $495/single snowmobile, $795/double snowmobile

~ Price includes all equipment, transportation and Dunton services. Gratuity not included.

Contact Telluride Outside for booking.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

8:00 PM | TAB Sneak Peak
Venue: Conference Center Entry: TAB Ticketing
Telluride AIDS Benefit’s Sneak Peek Fashion Show features local models and international designer fashions in a production that is best described as New York Fashion Week meets Cirque de Soleil. An exciting live auction immediately follows the show. Since 1994 the live auction has helped to raise over $2 million toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care in Colorado and Africa. Doors open at 7pm.

10:00 PM | Gay Ski Week White Party
Venue: Hongas, Telluride Entertainment: DJ Bimbo Jones Entry: $25, Buy Tickets
One of the most anticipated events of all Telluride Gay Ski Week. Known locally as THE best party any group ever brings to town. Do not miss!


Friday February 26, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

8:30 AM | Excursion of the Day
Dunton Snowmobile Tour & Lunch
Booking: Call Telluride Outside at 970.728.3895
Among the great tours of the West, Telluride Outside’s full day trip from Fall Creek to Dunton across Black Mesa is a beggar’s banquet of Rocky Mountain riding. Telluride Outside, Telluride Gay Ski WeekIt should be noted that our Dunton tour is not restricted to advanced riders, but there is seemingly unlimited play terrain and powder shots along this 28-mile cross-mountain route.
Upon reaching Dunton, we are treated to a gourmet lunch and hot springs soak in the secluded mountain retreat before riding back across the snowy divide.

Trip itinerary: 8:30-5:00 pm (pickup at guest lodging)
Trip price: $495/single snowmobile, $795/double snowmobile

~ Price includes all equipment, transportation and Dunton services. Gratuity not included.

Contact Telluride Outside for booking.

9:45 AM | Daily Gay Ski Meet Up
Explore the mountain with people interested in similar terrain. Whether it’s wide-open greens, blue bumps and groomers, or hike-to double black, you’re sure to find a new friend or 2.  Meet each morning at 9:45 and depart at 10 a.m. by the green, blue, or black Gay Ski Week flags at the base of Chair 4 (Village Express) in Mountain Village.

10:30 AM | Excursion of the Day
Venue: Hotel Madeline Yoga Studio

  • Power Vinyasa with Erin Gehrke
    Something magical happens when we can ‘check out’ of our day-to-day and tap into our passion, our grace & our vulnerabilities. This practice offers you an opportunity to move without limitation, feel without judgement, and ‘dance’ without inhibition. We will synchronize our breath and movement to an eclectic mix of music. We will breathe. We will smile. We will sweat. And, in the end, We will set ourselves free. 🙏 (60 minutes)

All-Day PM | Spa Time
Venue: Madeline Hotel & Residences, Mountain Village
M Spa at Madeline Hotel & Residences rest nearly 10,000 feet above the everyday world. Discover a tranquil spa experience that’s already halfway to heaven. Here, you’ll find tranquility, inner-peace, and time for yourself. M Spa has created three special services for TGSW each for $20 or all three for $50.  Read full details on schedule. Call 970.369.8961 to book services.

6:00 PM | TAB Art Auction
Venue: Sheridan Gallery, Telluride Entry: Free Event
The annual TAB Silent Art Auction includes paintings, drawings, photography, furniture, fabric art, jewelry and home furnishings accessories, all donated by local, regional and national artists. All art is priced to sell.

Bidding begins at noon. Reception 6:30pm. Food donated by participating restaurants. Cash Bar

9:30 PM | ‘FEEL THE BERNHARD’ | SANDRA BERNHARD
Venue: Nugget Theatre Entertainment: Sandra Bernhard Entry: Buy Tickets (SOLD OUT)
Get ready for a riotous evening with Sandra Bernhard as she joins us at Telluride Gay Ski Week!

The inimitable Sandra Bernhard is making a rare Telluride appearance at Telluride Gay Ski Week with her all new show “Feel The Bernhard” which she debuted at her annual holiday shows at Joe’s Pub in New York City.


Saturday February 27, 2016


8:00 – 11:00 AM | Queen City Vodka Lounge @ arroyo
Venue: Arroyo Gallery & Wine Bar
Stop by arroyo every morning to grab your morning coffee, and special vodka & coffee drinks, homemade breakfast goods sponsored and created by Queen City Vodka.

10:00 AM | Farewell Brunch
Venue: 221 South Oak, Telluride Entertainment: DJ Kinue Entry: Buy Tickets
Enjoy Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s while we listen to the DJ spin music and wrap up our week of fun at the 2016 Telluride Gay Ski Week!

(Tickets are $40 and includes a full gourmet brunch. Cash Bar).

8:00 PM | TAB Gala & Fashion Show (Telluride Aids Benefit)
Venue: Conference Center, Mountain Village Entry: TAB Ticketing
The Gala Fashion Show features local models and international designer fashions in a production that is best described as New York Fashion Week meets Cirque de Soleil. Since 1994 the live auction has helped to raise over $2 million toward HIV/AIDS education, advocacy, clinical care in Colorado and Africa. An exciting live auction immediately follows the show!

Tickets on sale now! | SELLS OUT FAST!

10:00 PM | Telluride Gay Ski Week & Telluride Aids Benefit present DJ RUCKUS
Venue: Sheridan Opera House Entertainment: DJ RUCKUS Entry: $50, Buy Tickets
Closing out the week of amazing events, Telluride AIDS Benefit and Telluride Gay Ski Week present DJ RUCKUS. Hailed by GQ as “the most sought after DJ in the world,” DJ Ruckus has never moved slowly in establishing himself as the premiere open-format deejay. At sixteen years old, just two years after receiving turntables as a birthday gift, Ruckus was headlining the biggest nightclubs in his native Miami. By the following year, while just a junior in high school, Ruckus was behind the turntables at Diddy’s lavish birthday bash in Morocco and performing his signature fusion of hip-hop, rock, electro, house, soul, funk, and reggae around the globe.