We are excited to finally announce our OUTSLOPES 2016/17 Season TripÂ lineup.
This season we are featuring trips to some old favourites, as well as a couple of new formal trips.
"Details for all of our trips are still in development, all we have at this point is the dates." said Ian Watson, OUTSLOPES president. Â "We worked hard with our local member clubs, and outside club the Boston OutRyders to build a calendar that we think will be more focused, and exciting for all of our members, new and old".
What this year's lineup looks like:
Jan 12 - 15, 2017
While there are typically a number of member-led trips to Tremblant over the course of a season, Tremblant has always been a very popular destination. Â Being a fairly easy drive or even a direct flight for local member clubs in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, this season we're making a formal trip to the Best Mountain In The East, allowing all members a fun and organized kick-off to the 2016/17 ski travel season.
Jan 22 - 29, 2017
Becoming more and more popular withÂ OUTSLOPES members, once again we'll be returning to the Whistler Pride & Ski Festival to celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary season. Â A full week of some of the best skiing in the world, with a full slate of nightly events and parties. Â This is by far one of the premier Gay Ski Week festivals in the world, and it's right here at home in Canada. Â An experience not to be missed.
White Out Weekend
Feb 3 - 5, 2017
The Boston OutRyders are once again partnering with Sunday River to present White Out Weekend. Â A more laid back gay ski weekend experience in central east US.
Feb 10 - 12, 2017
With a new weekend to avoid conflicts for members wanting to experience other festivals and trips, and after a hiatus last year due to poor weather conditions in the east,Â OUTSLOPES Toronto is once again working with Bristol Mountain to bringÂ Super Ball back to the New York area.
Big Gay Jay Weekend
Mar 9 - 12, 2017
This year,Â OUTSLOPES joins the organizing team as Big Gay Jay Weekend at Jay Peak resort continues to grow in size and attendance. Â Enjoy amazing Vermont skiing, along with a full slate of social activities and fun, including the return of the ever popular water park party at the Pump House. Â Ski all day, then try out your surfing skills on the wave rider.
Le Voyage Massif
Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2017
Always a popular trip, we're headed to QuebecÂ to enjoy some late season skiing, hitting up Le Massif and Mont Ste Anne, while enjoying some of the local atmosphere each evening.
While details for trips remain to be announced, the dates of trips have been announced so that members can mark their calendars and start planning work schedules, and getting excited about the upcoming season.
Now that the schedule has been decided and announced, organizers shift their focus to developing the details for the individual trips.
Local member clubs are working on developing their own local day trip schedules which will be announced closer to when snow starts to land in the area. Â But we look forward to what's looking like an amazing full season of skiing.
Actual trip registrations are not yet available for the trips. Â OUTSLOPES is still working on getting the paid premium membership structure in place for the season. Â Once this is built, members will be able to upgrade their memberships, and register for trips. Â For now, mark your calendars and get excited for the upcoming season.