NEW ZEALAND GAY SKI WEEK
1 SUNSCREEN: inverted ski mask sunburn is a bad look after your first day out, and can last all week!
2 LIP BALM: the cold air on a downhill run can chafe! Make sure your lips stay kissable.
3 A COSTUME: the final night party this year has a circus theme. Sexy clown, strapping strongman or ringmaster perhaps?
4 THERMAL UNDERWEAR: for hitting the slopes.
5 SEXY UNDERWEAR: for impromptu “meet and greet” events you’re invited to. It is Gay Ski Week after all.
6 CONDOMS: see above.
7 BEROCCA: even if you don’t intend overdoing it at the apres-ski parties, you probably will.
8 SWIMWEAR: Friday night is a pool party at The Rydges where the pool and spa are heated! Nothing soothes away sore ski muscles like a hot tub (full of hot guys).
9 A SKI BUS PASS: getting to and from the mountains everyday requires some planning. A “pink pass” for the bus will take care of your transport.
10 AN ALL-EVENT PASS: comes with discounts, lanyard and T-shirt.
11 PHONE CHARGER: seriously, hands up who’s forgotten to take their phone charger on holidays?
12 HATS, GLOVES, SCARVES: sweetie, you can never have too many accessories on a winter vacation!
13 SMALL CHANGE: you’ll need something to stuff in the stripper’s G-string on Strip Night at Vinyl Underground.
14 COCK RING: just in case you become one of the strippers at Strip Night at Vinyl Underground.
15 A FRIEND: if you have one, bring him. If you don’t, make one there.
16 FEEL GOOD: book at the Novotel via the link on gayskiweekqt.com and New Zealand AIDS Foundation receives six percent.
More: go to gayskiweekqt.com
DJs Adam Love (pictured) and Kate Monroe play the closing night Oh, What A Circus party. DJ Haylenise plays the rooftop pool party at The Rydges, and Prada Clutch presents her Life Is A Cabaret at the Gibbston Valley.