Greetings from Whistler, BC! The Seattle Gay News joins a small group of gay press-media representatives covering the festivities, including Genre, Diva and Gay.com. I will be up here through Wednesday morning, providing you with as much information as I can on the current and upcoming agenda.
The bus ride from downtown Vancouver to Whistler was about two hours and quite scenic. It's so beautiful in these parts! I met a very nice gay couple from Birmingham, Alabama on the bus ride to Whistler, and at least a dozen gay skiers and fun-seekers were on our bus as well.
A welcome party at the Telus Conference Center is under way and a post-reception takes place at Buffalo Bills. The gay boys thus far are, as you'd expect from avid and novice skier and snowboarder-types, fit and easy on the eye.
Tomorrow, asides from snow activities, there are on-mountain and off-mountain lunches for gay visitors and an after-ski social at Monk's Grill. The weather is gorgeous - the snow is terrific - and the party action is just heating up. If you plan on heading up here or want to, visit www.gaywhistler.com for hotel information. I recommend the newly opened, splashy-cool Adara Hotel. (604) 905-4009.
Off to party and meet the skiers! Type to ya later.