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Gay ski week opens


Gay Ski Week has been an Aspen tradition for nearly four decades. This year’s event began over the weekend and is expected to be the biggest yet.


Organizers planned for nearly 4000 people this week for the 39th edition. Aspen Gay Week has grown about 20 percent each year over the last ten years. Kevin McManamon is president of Aspen Out.


“We’ve been working very hard these last several years marketing ourselves throughout the year, all over the country.”


The event includes comedy shows, skiing and a downhill costume contest. Changes this year include the introduction of a scholarship for LGBTQ youth in the Valley, and being featured by the LOGO tv network. That’s for programming aimed towards the LGBTQ community. Events continue through Sunday.