With the recent passing of civil-union legislation in Colorado, many couples are planning a long-awaited ceremony. A spokesman for Gay Ski Week is advocating for Aspen as the choice location for the ceremony. Celebrating its 37th year in January, Aspen Gay Ski Week will hold a group civil-union ceremony in Wagner Park, a gathering organizers hope will be the largest of its kind.
Gay Ski Week kicks off on Jan. 12th. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18, followed by a champagne-and-cake reception at the Limelight Hotel. The ceremony, titled All for Love, is open to all same-sex couples. A honeymoon package, which includes lift tickets up the Silver Queen Gondola and other amenities, is also available from the Limelight Hotel.
In addition to the planned group civil-union ceremony, Gay Ski Week will offer Aspen Mountain’s Downhill Costume Parade & Contest, a spectacle that resembles “The Rocky Horror Show” on skis.
Aspen Gay Ski Week is the nation’s largest and oldest gay ski event. This year’s theme is equality.