Gay Ski Week Queenstown is a festival that encourages locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate their diversity.
Jam-packed with amazing events, including cabaret nights, massive dance parties and night skiing, the festival is the perfect week for people to show their true selves in an accepting, supportive and fun community.
Held annually, Queenstown is one of the best places in the world to host such a festival. As well as being the adventure capital of the world, it’s also a top tourist destination, and is full of supportive local businesses and people who welcome and encourage our community’s growing demographic.
“Gay Ski Week Queenstown is how we imagine a perfect society to be: everyone is welcome, just as they are. It’d be great to not need to have gay ski weeks, but until then, we’ll carry on promoting an all-inclusive society until everyone is accepted.” - Sally Whitewoods, Gay Ski Week Queenstown Organiser.
This year is set to be bigger and bolder than ever! We have a fantastic line-up of events, activities, parties, parades and more, see the full events listings here.
Gay Ski Week started in 2012, when we thought it was about time Queenstown had an event that celebrated diversity in all its forms. 6 years later, and we’re now the largest gay pride festival in the Southern Hemisphere, with more partners, pomp and parties than ever before.
Want to help out at New Zealand’s biggest gay pride festival ever? We always need volunteers to help each event run as fabulously smooth as possible. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org