Sunday, February 5, 2006

Live from Gay Whistler Ski Week

Greetings from Whistler, BC! The Seattle Gay News joins a small group of gay press-media representatives covering the festivities, including Genre, Diva and 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 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.

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