Press Release – October 2011
Meanwhile the Arosa ski week has become one of the biggest Gay and Lesbian winter events in Europe. The vibrant and colourful week takes place from 8 – 15 January 2012 and is supported by Arosa and Swiss Tourism.
Last January, the organizers welcomed just about 400 participants from over 30 countries, from Australia to America and many others! Countless new friendships were made and people spent many unforgettable evenings. From skiing and snowboarding amid the beautiful Arosa mountain scenery and sun tanning on the
Tschuggen Hut to dancing at night – in short: it was a fantastic time and the most successful Arosa Gay Ski Week ever!
This year, for the first time, the week will take place from Sunday to Sunday (8 days). This enables us to welcome additional weekend guests as of Thursday and to move the final party to the weekend. Many events will now also take place at either the new congress centre, the Kursaal or the cosy lounge at the Hotel Seehof.
The organizers do not get tired of looking for new theme parties and cultural highlights. Many visitors will enjoy skiing and snowboarding together, because where will you find new friends, if not on holiday? To make things even easier, «Single-Dinners» will be organized for everyone who has not already been hooked up at the Welcome Party. And latest at the «Sauna-Evening» with the promising topic «1001 Nights» friends will be found quickly. So many opportunities and so little time! Luckily it is okay to turn the night into day while being
on holiday. Otherwise, people might possibly miss the «I Love Disco»-Party, the «Splash Pool»-Party or the «White Snow Ball». The classical concert by Michel Dalberto (F) and Henri Demarquette (F) at the village church, the Fondue-Fun with night sledging and the notorious Drag Queen Race certainly belong again to the
highlights of the week.
Nobody is born with skis on his feet. That is why the experienced team of the ABC Snow Sports School will be available during the whole week. The mere beauty of Arosa’s breathtaking winter scenery (snow guaranteed!) should be convincing enough to motivate the laziest couch potato to a downhill run on the piste. Experienced skiers and snowboarders will not be disappointed either. Arosa offers many challenging pistes and even an helicopter ride to discover the slopes of St.Moritz!
Like a day at the beach, a day in the mountains can be very tiring and exhausting (do not forget your sun screen!). Fortunately, Arosa offers a wide variety of accommodation to please all sorts of demands. A room at one of the ten partner hotels is worth double: the hotels are not only prepared for (in the meantime very international) guests but the hotel package also includes the Event Gold Pass, which gives you access to all events, as well as a 20% discount on all ski and snowboard rentals at the Bananas Ski and Snowboard Centre Arosa.
8th Winter Annual, from 8 to 15 January 2012
GETTING HERE – WAY TO GO…
Despite the fact that the idyllic ski resort Arosa lies at the end of the Schanfigg valley, good transportation facilities allows our guests to travel to Arosa in a comfortable and relaxed way. It is easy to reach our resort by car from Zurich, and also by train it is a piece of cake: ICE and IC trains take you to Chur and from there, you change to the «Arosa Train». The romantic trip takes another hour, but is certainly worth every minute. Trains regularly commute
between Zurich-Kloten Airport and Zurich Main Station. From ZH main station you
simply take the connecting train to Chur and then change to the «Arosa Train».
For (any) further information: www.gayskiweek.ch
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