Friday, December 21, 2007

Whistler’s WinterPRIDE 2008 expands lesbian programming with promise of being “the world’s most inclusive gay ski week”

Whistler, BC – Whistler’s WinterPRIDE 2008 – a winter version of the many summer pride events that are held around the world – is keeping true to its promise of being “the world’s most inclusive gay ski week” by introducing an exciting new program of activities for women.

The headline events of WinterPRIDE’s 2008 women’s programming include:
An intimate and interactive evening with Curve magazine columnists Lipstick (Gina Daggett) and Dipstick (Kathy Belge) at the lesbian-owned and operated Solarice Spa + Wellness Centre
Women’s Night of Music, headlined by American singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick, who has previously won ‘Album of the Year’ from the Gay and Lesbian American Music Association
Women’s guided ski tours with celebrity 3 times ESPN X-Games Gold Medalist Missy “the Missile” Giove , après ski parties and sleigh-ride adventures
The infamous L Party to round off the week

“We have certainly seen an increase in female attendance over the last two years and we wanted to produce an even higher range and quality of events for them at WinterPRIDE 2008,” said Sean Kearns, President of Alpenglow Productions. “We are breaking down the barriers of what can and can’t be done with a gay ski week event, and we will continue to broaden our offerings to make WinterPRIDE the most inclusive gay ski week in the world.”

The new focus on women’s programming has already caught the attention of OutTraveler, America's premiere gay and lesbian travel magazine, which called WinterPRIDE “the most lesbian-friendly [gay ski week] of the bunch” in its December 2007 issue.

“We hope our new programming will encourage even more women to attend so they can meet in a unique and fun environment, enjoying the full WinterPRIDE experience,” said Kearns.

WinterPRIDE 2008 runs from February 3-10, 2008, and continues to revolutionize the traditional gay ski week format with its unique blend of four winter festival elements: Sports, Culinary, Health and Wellness, and Entertainment.

In addition to the world-class skiing and snowboarding on offer in Whistler, many of WinterPRIDE’s 2007 highlights will return for 2008, such as an array of dance parties, culinary events, ziptrekking and dogsledding.

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GayWhistler ( is a year-round promoter of Whistler to the gay and lesbian community, and promotes and produces the annual Gay Ski Week. GayWhistler is a subsidiary of Alpenglow Production Corporation.

For more information:
Dean Nelson
Community & Media Relations Director
Alpenglow Productions Corporation
Tel: 604 288 7218

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