The Peaks Resort & Spa Named Host Hotel for
Thursday, January 7, 2010 (Telluride, CO) – Together with the producer of Telluride Gay Ski Week, The Peaks Resort & Spa announced today that it will be the Host Hotel for the acclaimed annual week that brings hundreds of gays and lesbians to the region, many for the first time.
Scheduled for February 20-27, 2010, the 7th Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week presented by the Matthew Shepard Foundation has been ranked the #1 Gay Ski Week in the United States in the global ranking by Gay.com, the leading Internet resource for the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) community.
“We look forward to hosting this longstanding community event and group that comes to town solely for an unpretentious good time,” said Mike Hess, the resort’s marketing vice president. “I am confident that our property will showcase the best that Telluride has to offer, providing a world class home away from home for the week’s participants.”
Events are planned throughout the week including past years’ popular events such as the White Night Party and the Opening Night Party hosted this year at The Peaks Resort & Spa featuring brands from the official wine, beer and spirit sponsors of Telluride Gay Ski Week. New additions in 2010 include the Blades of Glory Skating Party and sponsorship from The Matthew Shepard Foundation including a benefit dinner with co-founder Judy Shepard, Matthew’s mother, scheduled to attend.
“The Peaks Resort & Spa is the perfect property to host our group for both on and off mountain activities available at or nearby the resort,” said John McGill, co-founder and partner of StraightOut Media & Marketing, the producer of Telluride Gay Ski Week. “The resort features unparalleled views by the fire, the largest spa in Colorado and decadent dining options. What more could our participants ask for?
Lodging reservations for Telluride Gay Ski Week can be made by calling 970-728-2567. A special Telluride Gay Ski Week is being offered to event goers.
About The Peaks Resort & Spa
The Peaks Resort & Spa is Telluride’s premiere full-service resort hotel. The property includes 168-beautifully appointed guest rooms including 32 suites, as well as 14-penthouse condominiums and 34-two, three, four and five bedroom mountainside cabins – all with astounding mountain views. The resort offers slopeside access in the winter and is the home to the Pro Shop for the Telluride Golf Resort championship course. Onsite dining includes Palmyra (opened December 2009), the Great Room, The Lift, Legends and Deep End Grill (summer only), as well as in-room private dining.
The onsite Spa at The Peaks Resort, at 42,000 sq. ft., is the largest spa in Colorado. The Spa features 32 treatment rooms and a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating signature treatments. The Spa also encompasses a full service salon, fully-equipped fitness center including Pilates and yoga studios, certified fitness instructors providing a variety of private and group classes, three-lane lap pool with Telluride's only indoor water slide, indoor climbing wall, gender specific steam rooms, saunas and Roman tubs, and indoor-outdoor heated pool and hot tubs. www.thepeaksresort.com
About Telluride Gay Ski Week
Telluride Gay Ski Week is an annual week-long gay ski event produced by StraightOut Media & Marketing with support from the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and benefitting the Telluride AIDS Benefit locally and the Mathew Shepard Foundation nationally. Ranked the #1 Gay Ski Week in the United States in the global ranking of “Top Gay Ski Weeks” by Gay.com, Telluride Gay Ski Week is an alternative to other gay ski events and provides a unique vacation experience in a spirited and modest ski town. Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the majestic 13,000 ft. peaks of the San Juan Mountains, events throughout the week will enjoy the charm of Telluride together with the European-style town of Mountain Village. For more information, visit www.telluridegayskiweek.com.
Mike Hess, The Peaks Resort & Spa