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  • Aspen Gay Ski Week (AGSW), the nation's largest and oldest gay ski event, returns for its 38th year from January 11 to 18, 2015. Proceeds from the event will benefit Roaring Fork Gay and Lesbian Community Fund, which has promoted tolerance, understanding and diversity through education, community action and service since 1996.

  • (CNN) -- Openly gay ski legend Anja Paerson says the IOC is out of touch on Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues and that she has little confidence that recent changes to the Olympic Charter will prevent discrimination in the future.

  • 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! 

  • After struggling to keep his sexual orientation a secret, Hig Roberts is the first elite men’s Alpine skier to come out as gay.

  • The abundance of snow is enticing Vermont skiers to venture off trails into backcountry powder.