Ok, it’s not quite as swanky as Whistler’s Gay Pride Weekend but LGBTQ Washingtonians still have a fun ski weekend pride party to enjoy. It’s happening at Stevens Pass the weekend of March 17 and 18 and includes tons of fun events/discounts to use at Stevens Pass as well in nearby Leavenworth….which means a great opportunity for winter time alpine sports fun AND a chance to save on gigantic nutcrackers and Schweineschnitzel!!!
It’s also a benefit for Seattle PrideFest to help them put on the annual Seattle LGBTQ Pride festival events on Capitol Hill and at Seattle Center. You have to go to the PrideFest website to buy your wristbands!
Stevens Pass is hosting its annual Pride Weekend in partnership with Seattle PrideFest, Saturday, March 17-Sunday, March 18! We welcome everyone from the LGBTQ+ community, their family, friends and allies to join us in a celebration of diversity, inclusion and exploration of the beautiful Cascade mountains.
During the weekend, we will have a rainbow tutu building station, buttons, stickers and other activities. Later in the evening we will be spinning tunes accompanied by drag queen performances, appetizers and beverages. Before heading into the lodge for the apres ski, we will all meet at the top of a chairlift (TBD) to do a group run down the mountain together with our Pride flags on both Saturday and Sunday. Exact event schedules, locations and timelines will be published closer to the date, so stay tuned!
Costumes, dressing up and bringing your own pride flags for the parade is highly encouraged!
How to participate in Pride Weekend at Stevens Pass?
The event is a fundraiser for Seattle PrideFest. To take part, you must first purchase a rainbow wristband from them here. The wristband gets you access to discounts around the resort, entry into the Apres Ski on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as access to discounts in Leavenworth! You must show your wristband to get the following discounts.
Discounts at Stevens Pass
Discounts are redeemable onsite only and you must have a Seattle PrideFest wristband
Lift Tickets: 25% off All-day lift tickets on both Saturday and Sunday
Rental Equipment: 25% off sports rental packages
Retail Shops: 10% off your entire retail purchase
Discounts in Leavenworth (must have Seattle PrideFest Wristband to receive discounts):
Broken Barrel 10% off all purchases
Cold Stone Creamery 1 free additional mix-in with any size ice cream.
Goose Ridge Winery $5 off your $30 wine or cider purchase. Join the wine club during the weekend and receive a free “Drink Wine from Here” t-shirt.
Gustav’s Grill and Beer Gardens $3 draft and well drinks, 50% off pretzel breadsticks and free rainbow sundaes for any entree purchased on March 17-18
Icicle Brewing Company$1 off pints and $4 off pitchers
Munchen Haus$1 off sausages and $1 off Icicle Brewing Company beers
Nusscracker Haus 25% off regularly priced, full-size German Nutcrackers – large selection, including Steinbech and Ulbricht
The Wine Cellar 2 complimentary 1 oz pours at all 6 wineries in The Wine Cellar
Preferred Lodging in Leavenworth for Pride Weekend
Hampton Inn and Suites Only $129 for one king or double queen bed rooms for Pride Weekend. To book, call the hotel, or book online with the code: PFW.
Little Red Cabin 10% off for Pride Weekend Participants (must show proof of wristband purchase)
Apres Skis on Saturday and Sunday in the Foggy Goggle:
The best DJ and Drag talent in Seattle will be performing throughout the weekend.
Sunday, March 18: DJ Dana Dub will be spinning us back to the 70s and 80s with a Sunday afternoon Disco party. Let’s get retrofied! Costumes are definitely encouraged!
Further event details are TBA. Discounts and activities are still being added and this website will be updated as information roles in. Please stay tuned. In the meantime, check out a photo gallery from last year’s fun!