Ontario Gay Ski Weekend 2015 Festival Pass
Friday, 9 January 2015 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, 11 January 2015 at 7:00 PM (EST)
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London, United Kingdom
Bringing PRIDE to winter in Ontario.
Avalanche Events, in partnership with Blue Mountain Resort, is proud to present Ontario’s only mid-winter LGBTQ festival.
Many ski resorts around the world have similar events of varying sizes. However for the Ontario market, attending a mid-winter LGBTQ festival historically involves expensive travel.
We welcome EVERYONE; Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, Straight, Queer, or otherwise to enjoy and celebrate our local and affordable mid-winter “Pride” style festival. No need to take vacation days, or hop on a plane.
A fun filled social weekend, OGSW offers opportunities to go skiing/snowboarding including guided ski groups by skill level, lesson packages for those who want to try it out, skill enhancement clinics for more experienced riders, and fun on slope social activities.
With a host of other activities including ridge-runner mountain coaster, spa days, Plunge! Aquatics centre, and of course shopping, there is plenty to do for those non-skiers as well.
Organized lunches, afternoon après events, a dine-out tour, and parties both Friday and Saturday nights provide group settings to encourage more fun and social interaction.
Meet new friends from all over Ontario, be free to be yourself in a safe welcoming environment, have fun, get away from or avoid going into the city, enjoy what winter has to offer, help celebrate and build our community.
Be part of something special, Celebrate Community & Diversity... Snow Style!!
Festival Pass Pickup
Festival passes must be picked up from Pride Headquarters during operating hours:
Friday Jan 9, 2015 - 5pm - 1030pm
Saturday Jan 10, 2015 - 9am - 8pm
Sunday Jan 11, 2015 - 9am - 6pm
Located in the main lobby of the Grand Gerogian Lodge.
Government issued Photo ID is required for pickup, and may be required for admittance to liscensed events.
Individual Event Advance Sales
Tickets for individual events can be purchased in advance for less than the door price.
Individual event ticket sales become available Nov 17, 2014.
Quantities may be limited based on pass sales and venue capacities.
Advance Online Prices (as of Nov 17, 2014)
After Dark Friday - $25 + fees & taxes
After Dark Saturday - $39 + fees & taxes
WoW Party (Women of Winter) - $39 + fees & taxes
Apres Pass (entry to Sat & Sun Apres) - $25 + fees & taxes
Total for all events - $89 + fees & taxes
*Consider a full festival pass for added benefits including discounts on lift tickets and Off-Slope activities.
Individual tickets available on-site (pending availability) at Pride Headquarters, or online
Festival Party Pass
Gives you access to all the paid OGSW Social Events:
- After Dark Friday - PJ Party Mix & Mingle
- Apres Saturday
- After Dark Saturday Main Event
- After Dark Saturday Women's Party
- Apres Sunday
- Priority Event Entry
- Lift Ticket Discounts for Skiing/Snowboarding
- Slope Skillz Clinics (Ski & Snowboard)
- A la Carte OGSW off-slope activity discounts
- OGSW Gift Bag
- Complimentary Parking for Guests staying at the Village Suites
Please Note: Pass or Tickets cover entry ONLY. Any food and beverage at events is extra.
Super Early Bird - $69 (Until Aug 31, 2014 11:59pm ET -or- block of tickets sells out)
Early Bird - $79 (Until Nov 16, 2014 11:59pm ET -or- block of tickets sells out)
All Access - $89 (Until Jan 9, 2015 5:00pm ET)
On-Site - $109 (incl taxes)
All prices are plus taxes and fees unless otherwise stated
Everyday volunteers from the Toronto Gay Ski & Snowboard Club will lead groups of similarly skilled skiers and riders around the slopes for a fun day of social slopes fun.
OGSW Festival Passholders receive discounts on Day Lift Tickets, available on-site during the festival.
OGSW Off-Slope Activities
For Ontario Gay Ski Weekend 2015 we will be adding a slate of off-slope activities for those who don't like to strap planks of wood to their feet, or just want an off-day from the slopes.
Adventure Activities Include:
- Cross-Country Skiing
Chill Zone Activities Include:
- Pottery Painting
- Spa Experience
- Wine Tasting
FREE OGSW Events / Activities
Free to participate or attend festival events include: (some costs may be required)
- TGSC Group Ski (Fri Night, Sat & Sun Morn; lift ticket required, not included)
- Group Lunch at Grand Central Lodge Sat & Sun (access to lunch room, food & beverage not included)
- Dine Out Tour (various venues, food & beverage not included)
- Festival Stage (Entertainment all day long)
OGSW Toronto Bus
Are you from downtown Toronto? Like many living downtown, do you not have a car? Or just not in the mood to battle the potential weather, want to be able to enjoy Sunday Apres without the worry of needing to drive home? We've got you covered.
Travel up to Blue Mountain with others just like you on our luxury highway coach.
*Pickup location to be announced.
Once again we've partnered with Blue Mountain Village Suites as our official accommodations partner. NEW for 2015, upgrade to the comfort of the Westin Trillium house.
For details and booking links, please visit our website.
For full festival details and information, please visit:
After payment has been processed, all purchases are 100% non-refundable. Cancellations due to medical and/or other related emergency may be eligible for a partial refund with a valid medical certificate.
Merchandise may not be returned.
Each request will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Event Entry Policy
Ticket or pass purchase does not gurantee entry to any event.
We reserve the right to:
- hold, delay, restrict, or refuse entry due to capacity restrictions. (We're not interested in creating a line for lines sake, only if event/venue capacity has been reached. You're more fun inside than out).
- refuse entry to any person deemed intoxicated, under the influence of any drugs, or considered a general disturbance or security risk.
- eject any person deemed intoxicated, under the influence of any drugs, or considered a general disturbance or security risk.
All decisions are at the discression of festival organizers, security staff, or venue staff, and are final and without refund.
OGSW is a drug free zone. Any person found in possession of, or deemed under the influence of any narcotics will be refused entry, or immediatly ejected, and banned from any future events during the festival's duration, without refund.
It's all about creating a fun, positive and safe environment for all to enjoy.
Please Review all of our Festival Policies