Killington Vermont Gay Ski Week

••• Killington is the largest ski resort in New England. photo by Andrew Collins

Although friendly and progressive Vermont has been home to a popular gay ski week for many years, Winter Rendezvous, up in beautiful Stowe, which takes place in late January, only recently has southern Vermont developed a GLBT winter ski event: Gay Winter Pride, held at New England's famous (and largest) ski resort community, Killington, which is less than a three-hour drive from Boston, and about a 4.5- to 5-hour drive from New York City.

Killington's new gay ski weekend, Gay Winter Pride was last held in 2014, and no plans have been made for 2017, but should the event be revived, information will be posted here.

Events during the last Killington gay ski event included an Opening Cocktail Party and Dinner at the Wobbly Barn Steakhouse, a wedding vow renewal ceremony atop Vermont's highest peak reachable by ski lift (at 4,241 feet elevation), a Pride Slide parade and costume contest, the Wham Bam Rainbow Jam dance party at Outback Pizza and Nightclub, a romantic dinner at Ledgewood Yurt (you get here by Snowcat-drawn sled), and a farewell brunch. Of course, there was also skiing all day long at this spectacular New England resort.

For general tourism information on Killington, check out the website of the Killington Resort; also visit the website of the Vermont Gay Tourism Association, for more information on the state.