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Telluride Gay Ski Week to celebrate repeal of DADT

TELLURIDE, Co -- The producers of Telluride Gay Ski Week are offering a special package deal to active military service members this year.

To help celebrate the repeal of the discriminatory policy Don't Ask Don't Tell, they are offering free VIP party passes (called "T-passes") for the entire week and producing a special military-themed dance party.

Celebrity host of this special event, aptly named "Do Ask, Do Tell," will be Reichen Lehmkuhl, former U.S. Air Force (USAF) captain, star of A List: New York and winner of The Amazing Race.

Lehmkuhl recently released a memoir, "Here's What We'll Say," about his time at the U.S. Air Force Academy as a closeted service member.

Telluride Gay Ski Week takes place Saturday, February 25, 2012 through Saturday, March 3, 2012. There will be an entire week full of other party events and plenty of skiing in the European-style towns of Mountain Village and Telluride, Colorado.

San Diego has its own gay ski and snowboarding group, SAGA, and according to their website, they are planning an all inclusive trip to Telluride. Find out more at the SAGA website.

Read a feature profile that SDGLN did on SAGA, last year.

About Telluride Gay Ski Week 2012

Telluride Gay Ski Week (“TGSW”) 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. 

TGSW is an alternative to other gay ski events and provides a unique vacation experience in a spirited and unpretentious ski town.  Now in its ninth year, this annual event is the third busiest winter week in Telluride, Colorado after the Christmas and President’s Day Weekend.

When:    Saturday, February 25, 2012 – Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where:   Towns of Mountain Village and Telluride, Colo and Telluride Ski Resort

Exclusive lodging packages available by calling toll free to (888) 376-9770.

For more information about the special DADT VIP offers for active duty service members or more about Telluride's Gay Ski Week, visit telluridegayskiweek.com.