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Arosa gears up for Gay Skiweek 2011

6th October 2010 Print
Arosa gears up for Gay Skiweek 2011!

Arosa is located in southeast of Switzerland, at the end of the Schanfigg-valley. With its extraordinary geographical location not far from St. Moritz and Davos, it boasts a maximum of sunny days whilst being protected by the winds. Since 1877 this traditional alpine ski resort has become a “must” for mountain and sun lovers.

At an altitude of 1800m (6000 feet) you can be sure that there’s plenty of snow for all snow sports.

Whether you like carving the slopes and skiing back to your hotel at the end of the day - you'll be right in the centre of the action. With easy access by train or by car you’re only two and a half hours away from Zürich and it’s international airport.

Since its launch in January 2005, the Arosa Gay Skiweek has become one of the most important events in Arosa.

In Winter 2010 the organizers were able to welcome more than 350 participants who make the Arosa Gay Skiweek one of the biggest winter events in the gay/lesbian community and one of the highlights on the event calendar.

Arosa welcomes guests from over 30 countries and alongside skiers and snowboarders there are also many non-skiers, après-skiers, party people, and others who simply want to sunbathe in the complimentary sun loungers at the Tschuggenhütte facing the Weisshorn and a breathtaking alpine panorama.

Next to the winter sports activities, the side events have become just as important. The organizers have surpassed themselves yet again this year with a fantastic lineup of cultural events, DJ’s and other international artists.

As before, Arosa will host artists such as e.g. Michel Dalberto (F), world famous pianist, for a classical concert in the village church and La DivaLive (B), a high-class singer and entertainer, for a fabulous show on the Eden stage. Gourmet dinners, several single table dinners for people who wish to meet other friendly participants and champagne tasting are also on the list of events. The highlights of every year are still the Fondue Party on the mountain, sledging down at night and the horse-drawn sleigh ride to the Tschuggenhuette for the colourful DragQueen Fun Race.

New this winter is “Dorothe’s Bed & Breakfast”, which joins the 6 existing partner hotels. This cosy accommodation with a personal touch is reserved exclusively for women. This will cover the oft-mentioned need for more special lesbian offers. Of course, there will also be special events for women such as e.g. jUSi (D), a unique female Soul-Pop-duo concert in the Seehof.

The date for the next 7th Annual Gay Ski week is 8th-15th January 2011, and we expect more than 400 participants, which will be another new participation record. There are offers for every budget starting with a 5 star grand deluxe hotel (with its most amazing Spa of the Alps) to the typical traditional bread & breakfast. Besides to the Hotels, also chalets for whole groups and holiday apartments for up to four people can all be reserved online. The offers start from 250 Swiss francs per person for a whole week of sun and fun! Also Arosa Tourism and Swiss tourism have renewed and increased their support for the Arosa Gay Skiweek.

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Arosa gears up for Gay Skiweek 2011!