That title is a bit misleading; it’s also cross-country, lifts and mountains when you plan a ski vacation. While all the northerners are heading down to sunny Florida and clogging our streets with extra traffic, why not check out some of the LGBT ski events? Even if you’re not much of a skier, there are parties, film festivals and other fun activities associated with these gatherings. You don’t even need to own your own equipment or ski clothes, most resorts rent both. Pack a pair of long underwear, a few pairs of socks, jeans and sweaters and you’re set. You’re bound to be one of the few people there with a tan; that ought to be a good conversation starter. The best part? When you head home, you get to leave all that cold weather behind you!