11 Stylish and Sexy Picks to Look Your Best for Gay Ski Week

by Andrew Villagomez

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Monday January 10, 2022
Originally published on January 7, 2022

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Curated by Andrew Villagomez. Words by Matthew Wexler.

Are you a powder type, or do you like it packed? We're talking snow, of course. The New Year brings a massive number of events for queer winter revelers who want to traverse a mountain, sport a stylish sweater for après-ski, then strip down for a dip in the hot tub with newly-made friends.

This season's calendar is packed with international events, from this month's Aspen Gay Ski Week (January 16-23), Winter Rendezvous (January 19-23) in Stowe, Vermont, and Switzerland's Arosa Gay Ski Week (January 22-29) to Elevation Utah (February 23-27) and beyond.

Whether you've booked your trip or you're snagging a last-minute travel deal, arrive looking your best with our favorite men's skiwear, accessories and more.

Prada Extreme-Tex Ski Jacket, $5,100
If anyone knows skiwear it's our favorite queer skier and newly minted coming out coach Gus Kenworthy.

Oakley Shell Pants, $180-$490
Who needs a jacket when we have shirtless influencer Ródiney Santiago sporting Oakely's classic tech pants.

Marmot Men's Smokes Run Bib and Jacket, bib $550, jacket $600
Triple-layer GORE-TEX will have you feeling all warm and cozy as you breeze down the mountain, delivering a slopeside faceshot for anyone who gets in your path.


ASOS Ski Suits, $170
From streetwear to slopewear, ASOS's capsule collection is best for warmer conditions or hanging around the firepit.


Tipsy Elves Ski Suits, from $239
Vibrant colors, racing strips and nods to the Pride and transgender flags are among Tipsy Elves' ski suits this season — you'll look so hot you may melt the powder.

VonZipper Snow Goggles, from $120
New proprietary lenses eliminate UVA and HEV rays for less haze and improved contrast and "intensify visual acuity" for sharper runs down the mountain or checking out who's in line for the chairlift.

Kombi Gloves, from $44
Kombi's collection combines style and premium construction. With plenty of styles and price points to pick from, you may consider only wearing gloves.

Moose Knuckles Stirling Parka, $1,095
Arrive in style in this slim-cut parka with a detachable fur-trimmed hood. Layer with a light knit or thin thermals — order a size up if you plan on wearing chunky sweaters or hoodies.

MeUndies Onesie, $78
MeUndies is having a moment thanks to its inclusive and slightly offbeat approach to clothing essentials. And what's as essential for a Gay Ski Week than a onesie? Available in 19 different prints, pick a style that suits your mood or something that can be a conversation starter.

2(X)IST Cabo Swim Trunk, $58
Though it's named for one of Mexico's most popular warm-weather destinations, this low-rise trunk features a perfect length for showing off those muscly quads after a day on the slopes and just enough Spandex to keep everything in place.

Park & Ronen Printed Swim Brief, $120
Make a big impact when you drop your drawers and dip into the hot tub wearing a Parke & Ronen swim brief. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the brand has become a go-to for gays looking to package their goods with flawless fit and design.

Andrew Villagomez is a journalist and photographer covering travel, men's fashion, grooming and other lifestyle topics. His work has appeared in print and online publications including Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Essential Homme, Delta Sky Magazine, Out, Details, Thrillist and more. He is also runs his own style and travel blog, Vee Travels. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.