Gay Ski event gets Frostier and Higher in 2010
The Frosty Fruits Ski Trip offers a uniquely Australian Gay Ski experience, only 90 minutes from Sydney
Following the success of its first year in 2009 at the Thredbo Resort, the event has bigger and higher plans in 2010. Planned as a Gay & Lesbian Ski Short Week in August, key developments include moving the event to the Hotham Alpine Resort, developing a women’s speciality program and direct flights from Sydney on QantasLink!
Organiser Adam Bold from Points of Difference Events, a Gay & Lesbian event company based in Sydney, said whilst the 2009 event was fantastic, the 6 hour drive was a deterrent for some people.
“So we researched the best ski fields in Australia, and particularly those you could fly direct to,” said Bold. “We came up with the Hotham Alpine Resort. Not only can we fly direct from Sydney to the Hotham airport, the village is located right slap bang on the snow, on the top of the mountain: It’s Fly In and Ski Out Accommodation! Just walk out your room, slap on your skis and swoosh off!”
The Hotham Alpine Report has arguably the best ski fields in Australia, and boasts the only alpine resort within Australia where the village is located ON TOP of the mountain! The ultimate in ski in-ski out alpine environment; Not to mention the 360° views!
“The Hotham Ski Company are so keen to support us this year, they have come on board as official Accommodation Supplier and a Presenting Partner”, reports Bold. “This means we have some great priced accommodation for our members and guests. And great views to go with them!”
In addition, currently, Mt. Hotham holds the record for the highest annual snowfall of any Victorian resort over the past decade.
The Hotham Alpine Resort staff are reportedly all very excited about the arrival of the Frosty Fruits Ski Trippers. They are working hand-in-hand with the PoDE team to create a wonderfully wintery warm and welcoming event. A 4-day event program of exciting ski and non-ski events are being scheduled for guests. Included in this development is a planned women’s only program.
With support from the luscious lesbians at Avalon Media, publishers of BOUND Magazine, the organisers plan to run a 3-day specialty program, just for the girls!
In addition, as part of the social philosophy of the event, there are group meals and social events each day, giving everyone a chance to mix, mingle and make new friends.
Special events include the “Groomed Welcome Party”, presented by Hotham Alpine Resort; the DNA Dinner Party @ Dinner Plain; and the final night “Disco Snowball” presented by Gaydar.com.au.
Participants at the 2009 event where overwhelmed by the level of hospitality, superb catering and general organisation of the event. Brian & Tom, a gay couple from Bondi, commented “thank you for creating a wonderful weekend for us both. We got to meet such lovely people and we felt spoilt the whole time..."
On snow prices starting from $1,384 for four days of frosty fun! 15% Discount for all LOTL or BOUND Susbcribers!!!
Frosty Fruits Ski Trip 2010 - On snow at the Hotham Alpine Resort.
Thursday August 19 to Sunday August 22.For details and to register go to www.pointsofdifference.com or call +612 8011 3298.