Pride in the Pow
This event is in the past
Every day, through Mar 19, 9:15 am
Crystal Mountain Resort
This is an in-person event
$0 - $133
The following description is from the event organizer.Pride in the Pow
Crystal Mountain, WA- Crystal Mountain is bringing Pride in the Pow back to the mountain this spring! For the second year in a row, the resort is excited to announce the return of the Pride in the Pow event celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community from March 17th -March 19th. “MTN Pride: Pride in the Pow” is a three-day event that offers fun for everyone. Partnering with Seattle Pride and QPOC Hikers, Crystal is stoked to invite everyone back to celebrate Pride at Washington’s largest ski resort.
The weekend of festivities will kick off on Friday with a snowshoe tour & dinner led by QPOC Hikers, an organization that connects queer people of color with hiking and the outdoors. Crystal Mountain is thrilled to continue this partnership with QPOC Hikers and to have their support in bringing the MTN Pride celebration to life. The rest of the weekend, Seattle Pride will help us pack the mountain with LGBTQIA+-friendly beginner ski and snowboard lessons, drag performances, lip sync contests, and an après-ski party with raffles on Saturday and Sunday.
Seattle local performers, Rowan Ruthless, Miss Monday Mourning, Hoochie Papa, and more, will make a reappearance to judge the lip sync and catwalk contests and perform in the drag show at the mountain. For seasoned skiers and riders ready to go directly to the slopes, there are discounted lift tickets to access the full mountain.
“This mountain is for everyone; we strongly believe in that statement and actively live it with events like Pride in the Pow. The weekend has activities for all experience levels because we truly want all folks to be in on this mountain party. Our team is proud to hold this space for the LGBTQIA+ community and can’t wait to show everyone just how magical time spent in the mountains can be!” said Christy Pelland of Crystal Mountain Events & Partnerships.
“So many LGBTQIA+ folks don’t feel safe being ‘out’ in the outdoors – something we believe everyone should be able to enjoy as their authentic selves,” said Noah Wagoner, Executive Director of Seattle Pride. “Pride in the Pow is an event that creates a fun and welcoming space for the LGBTQIA+ community to come out and enjoy the beauty and adventure of the outdoors together.”
For those that are new to the world of snow sports, this three-day event is a great opportunity to join the festivities in a supportive, inclusive, and fun-loving environment. Crystal Mountain is home to Washington State’s only gondola, making it easy for folks that want to celebrate Pride at the mountain but don’t want to ski. The gondola takes you up 2,400 vertical feet directly to the summit where you can enjoy expansive views of Mt. Rainier, before wrapping up the day at the lodge for the après party.
Crystal Mountain, Seattle Pride, and QPOC Hikers are excited to continue partnering in this vibrant event to foster an inclusive and supportive environment that welcomes all communities to the mountain. Learn more about Pride in the Pow and buy tickets at CrystalMountainResort.com.