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Bumper snow season forecast for Gay Ski Week

Mon 24 Jun 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Organisers Mandy and Sally Whitewoods With Queenstown's Winter Festival underway the organisers of Gay Ski Week 2013 say they are well into planning the gayest winter sport event in the southern hemisphere and are expecting a bumper snow season. Gay Ski Week 2013 kicks off on August 31st and annually attracts hundreds of glbti skiers and party-goers from around the country and overseas. "The prediction for the snow is that we are going to have the best winter season in years," says co-organiser Sally Whitewoods (pictured, right). "It has definitely started that way with lots of snow on the mountains," she says, gazing up at the snow-clad Remarkables and Coronet Peak skifields. "The organising for the ski week is 90% complete," Whitewoods says, "although as always more things keep appearing as we get nearer to the event." She says ticket sales "are going well which is fantastic. There is a very strong possibility that events will be sold out before the events even take place. There will be limited door sales on a few events but these will be more expensive than purchasing before and these will only be available if not sold out prior." Whitewoods says last month's destructive fire at World Bar has upset their plans a little as it was to have been the location for the final Gay Ski Week event, the GAYDAR Mystery Dance party. "We have a few possible alternatives but are keeping all that up our sleeves for the moment," she says.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 24th June 2013 - 11:50pm

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