As always, the Pride Party Series is one of the highlights of our week-long festival. A great place to meet new people and old friends.
This year we are planning on keeping some of our old favourites and increasing some venue sizes so that more people can get tickets to our parties. Our Final Party will be an extravagant end to the week, with performers and DJs, followed closely in popularity by the Leather and Lace Party.
SKYCITY will be hosting a range of comedy and games nights throughout the week.
We are also planning on having a MSM and a WLW events during the week, as well as our usual Trans and Allies Cocktail event.
If you are interested in helping run an event for a specific "rainbow" minority, please feel free to reach out to us and we can explore possibilities on how we can make something work.
We are going to have an even more entertaining Qeenstown's Got Talent / Drag Wars evening after the success of 2020, keeping this event accessible to a wider audience in terms of cost, and we will once again showcase a shortlist of our best talent - volunteers and professionals.
Following on from the success of 2018, 2019 and 2020, Après ski will be each evening at Smiths Craft Beer House - a real Pride Bar, with DJ's, good company and friendly staff.
If you want to meet new people outside of parties, we are once again going to have some pre-booked diners at the Grille and the some of our other supprting restaurants - you choose and you book - and there should be plenty of other Winter Pride guests there for you to meet and feel at home with.
How to access events
Holiday Inn Express On-Mountain Series
The Winter Pride festival moves the fun around the mountains over the week, so make sure that you join us on the right mountain each day - can't wait to see you there. Most days have a theme on the mountain and there are charity fundraising races, DJ areas and "hosted" groups.
If you are unfamiliar with how the different mountains work: Cardrona and Treble Cone are separate mountains from the NZSki mountains (Coronet and The Remarkables). You will need to buy the correct passes for the mountians you want to go to. You can't use a Cardrona pass, for instance, on Remarkables, or visa versa. So do plan this carefully.
Cardrona and Treble Cone have shared passes.
The Remarkabales and Coronet Peak have shared passes.
Get your mountain passes for Winter Pride's festival mountain partners Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkable (NZSki) - and enjoy our free Winter Pride mountain guides, a pride-filled lunch area on each mountain, with DJ/Live music.
The Winter Pride festival moves the fun around the mountains over the week. So make sure that you join us on the right mountain each day - can't wait to see you there.
And there are the incredibly easy Pride Buses daily, where you can meet up with mates and truly not worry about the hassle of self-drive up icy and rough 4x4 roads at altitude.
The Pride Buses will pick up and drop off guests from our key partner hotels in Queenstown.
Make sure you get yourself to Cardrona's Onesie day, The Remarkables Ski Charity Race Day and the Pride Flag Parade Day on Cardrona.
*The Pride Bus Passes and Mountain Passes are SEPARATE items.
This year, Winter Pride '20 is continuing an OFF-MOUNTAIN Series of self-book events including Adrenaline Junky activities such as as Shotover Jet Boats and Zip Trek and many other activites that this region is famous for.
As in 2019, more wine tasting, food and other outdoor activities such as Hikes for Pride are also in the pipeline, which should help those of you who want a day or two off the mountian to have even more fun with other festival goers this Winter Pride. And we are partnering with Onsen Hot Pools for those of you who enjoy that extra little pamper time.
Once again we will hold our public event, Pride in the Park, where the whole community can celebrate with us on the final Friday afternoon.
Watch this space. It should line up to be an exciting and fun week.
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