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Elevation Mammoth 2023

Elevation Mammoth turns 21!

It’s been an incredible 20 years of meeting new people from around the world, making new friends (and a boyfriend or two along the way), and creating memories that I will always cherish.

Elevation 2022 was by far our biggest and best event to date. The boys came out in force and turnt the party up!

I’ve produced Elevation for 20 years because it gives me so much in return. I have made lifelong friends every year at Elevation. The event has become a reunion of old friends bringing new friends to the party. Whether you are an Olympic hopeful or you prefer the bunny slope, you will have an amazing time on the hill, and you’ll follow it up by hanging with 2500 friendly, fun, and sexy Elevation attendees.

See you on the hill,

Tom Whitman
Founder, Elevation

About Us

The Twenty-First Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week returns to the High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California.
Our core mission remains the same after 20 years: “2,500 riders. 12 major parties. 0 attitude.”
Elevation Offers
A fun alternative to the gay bar scene or party circuit. Yes, we have huge dance parties with nationally known DJs, but this weekend is about more than just those parties. We hold Elevation in one of the most beautiful settings in the country. When you come to Elevation, you experience some of the best spring skiing and snowboarding on the planet, at a world-class resort where the unbelievably long season lasts well into spring and even summer, with one of the highest average snowfalls in the country.
Elevation Draws
An amazing group of friendly, gregarious, unpretentious guys and girls who are here to have fun, ski and board, and meet new friends. I guarantee you'll leave this event with new friends and great memories. Though the majority of Elevation attendees are guys, there is always a great contingent of girls at our events. A good number of locals also come out and join us at the events. This is an inclusive event where we want anyone and everyone to feel welcome and have a great time. That said, this is definitely a gay invasion of Mammoth Lakes, in the best possible way.

Check out our sister events

Lodging

Book your Elevation rooms now at our discounted rate! Make your travel plans in our Elevation room blocks by contacting our official Elevation travel partner Bruvion Travel: Michael McVean, 310-728-1816, michaelm@bruviontravel.com

At Elevation, you can book a full range of rooms, from high-end luxury condos to budget accommodations and everything in between. At our host hotels we have secured lower room rates than you will be able to book anywhere else, even with MVP or AAA discounts.

Michael can not only book your rooms but also put you on the waitlist for a room type or location that is sold out.

Schedule of Events

We can’t wait to see you over a cocktail at apres-ski or on the dance floor at night.

Events will sell out this year, so please get your passes or tickets now. The passes include savings even if you miss a couple of events.

For updates on events, follow us on Instagram @elevationgayski.
Wednesday
03.15.2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SHELTER DISTILLING - THE VILLAGE

Come meet us and the first arrivals at Shelter Distilling.

Bleu Market & Kitchen - 106 Old Mammoth Rd

03.15.2023
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
LAKANUKI - THE VILLAGE

Wear your frat tank top, alumni T-shirt or school colors. And plan to be hazed.  Shotskis on the bar.

Thursday
03.16.2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CANYON LODGE
03.16.2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
GOMEZ'S – THE VILLAGE

We’ll provide the dog tags and you color code them: Red = Taken,  Yellow – Let’s discuss,
Green = Available (and it's St Patrick's Day!)

03.16.2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WHITEBARK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE - THE WESTIN

An exclusive meet-up for our VIP Pass holders with complementary wine, small bites and a spirits tasting.

The Brasserie Mammoth (above Mammoth Rock N Bowl)

03.16.2023
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
MAMMOTH ROCK N BOWL - 3029 CHATEAU ROAD

Drink, dance and bowl. Music from the 80s, 90s, 00s and today.
Shuttles will run from the Village to the venue starting at 9pm.

Friday

Ski & Ride Hookups

LED BY SAGA LA
03.17.2023
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.
03.17.2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
MAIN LODGE

Come in any type of costume and run the race course as fast (or as slow) as you want.  Prizes for tons of categories, including Gayest Costume, Best Costume, Craziest Costume, Best in Drag, Best Group Race, Fastest Time, and more, judged by our Shady Judges Panel.

03.17.2023
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
MCCOY STATION (MIDMOUNTAIN) - CATCH THE GONDOLA AT MAIN LODGE

The world’s highest and gayest après-ski party in the world!  Shuttles will be running from the Village (under the gondola) to Main Lodge starting at 4pm.

Campo – The Village

03.17.2023
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
KITCHEN 53
9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
LAKANUKI

It’s time to glow up. Come dressed with your neon and blacklight reactive clothes and facepaint.  Your ticket gets you into at least one of the venues, NOT BOTH, if one is at fire capacity.

Saturday

Ski & Ride Hookups

LED BY ARRIBA SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
03.18.23
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.
03.18.2023
11:30 AM
TOP OF GOLD RUSH LIFT

Join us for our Rainbow Run down the hill! Wear your rainbow colors, fly your rainbow flags or express yourself in any silly costume you want.  We’ll parade down Mammoth Mountain with Pride!  Route will go from top of Gold Rush down Solitude to Downhill and we will arrive gaily at Canyon Lodge.

03.18.2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
CANYON LODGE
03.18.2023
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
GOMEZ'S
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LAKANUKI

Come decked out in your best/sexiest/silliest onesie! There will be prizes.  Your après-ski ticket gets you into at least one of the venues, NOT BOTH, if one is at fire capacity.

Gomez’s - The Village

03.18.2023
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
CANYON LODGE

Doors open at 8:15.  Shuttles will be running from the Village (under the gondola) to Canyon Lodge starting at 8pm.

03.18.2023
9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
CANYON LODGE

Bring your GEAR for our sexy Saturday party: leather gear, snow gear, sports gear.  This is our blowout dance party of the weekend.  We will sell out.

Sunday
03.19.2023
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
GOMEZ’S – THE VILLAGE

Seatings at 11am and 12:30pm.  Passes do not include access to brunch.  Purchase individual tickets below, on the tickets page.

Tickets

EVENT TICKETS: Get your party passes and tickets now. Events will sell out, and there are capacity limits at all of the events. The party passes include a savings so that even if you miss a couple of events, you are better off getting the pass. We do not sell individual Aprés-Ski tickets in advance. There will be a limited number available at the door on a first come basis.

LIFT TICKETS: These will be the lowest prices you’ll be able to get anywhere. Lift Ticket prices go up as the event gets closer. Pre-purchased lift tickets will be available for pickup at any mountain ticket office, including the Village Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn lobbies.

Refund Policy:
If an event is cancelled or postponed due to a government order related to COVID in 2022, your ticket or pass will be refunded or honored at a future event. There is no refund of pre-purchased tickets if you decide not to attend an event that occurs as scheduled. You warrant that you already understand the risks associated with attending a public event in 2022 and local vaccination requirements before purchasing a ticket.

COVID policies:
It is important to remember that neither Elevation nor the venues where we operate our events are responsible for local, city or state COVID policies and regulations. Elevation and our venues will abide by current local and government regulations for entry to bars/restaurants and public events in effect at the time and date the event is being held.

We are requiring ALL attendees to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination to attend. We want to have an incredible week; however, we want our attendees, staff, and community to stay healthy and safe. There is always an inherent risk in participating in any activity. Due to the circumstances created by COVID19 and its variants, there is a heightened degree of personal risk and responsibility in participating in events held or sponsored by Elevation Gay Ski Week (ELEVATION). As a condition of your registering for and attending this event, you hereby forever release and discharge ELEVATION, together with its affiliated directors, board members, insurers, sponsors, volunteers, event producers and assigns from any and all liabilities, causes of action, damages, indemnities, obligations, debts, claims and demands of every kind and nature, both in law and in equity, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, based upon or in any way related to contracting COVID19 at this event.

As a participant, volunteer, or attendee in the events held or sponsored by ELEVATION, I agree to practice hand hygiene, “social distancing” and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, ELEVATION cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.

ASSUMPTION OF THE RISK. I acknowledge and understand that participation, attendance, and volunteering with ELEVATION may include possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; I knowingly and freely assume all such risks related to illness and infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, even if arising from the negligence or fault of the Released Parties; and I hereby knowingly assume the risk of injury, harm, and loss associated with events held or sponsored by ELEVATION, including any injury, harm, and loss caused by the negligence, fault or conduct of any kind on the part of the Released Parties.

BY ATTENDING AND/OR PARTICIPATING IN THE ACTIVITY, YOU ARE DEEMED TO HAVE GIVEN A FULL RELEASE OF LIABILITY TO THE RELEASED PARTIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Platinum VIP Pass

WEEKEND PASS
$365
$405 value

Entry to all events Wednesday thru Saturday, INCLUDING Saturday Comedy Night. Does not include Sunday Brunch.

VIP Entrance - VIP Gift Bag
Elevation 2022 t-shirt

VIP Pass

WEEKEND PASS
$335
$375 value

Entry to all events, EXCEPT Saturday Comedy Night and Sunday Brunch.

VIP Entrance - VIP Gift Bag
Elevation 2022 t-shirt

Party Pass

WEEKEND PASS
$285
$325 value
SOLD OUT

Entry to all events, EXCEPT the VIP Wine Reception, Saturday Comedy Night and Sunday Brunch.

Friday / Saturday Pass

PARTY PASS
$210
$225 value
Price good thru 3/18

Entry to all Friday and Saturday events (parties), EXCEPT Saturday Comedy Night

Après-Ski Pass

PARTY PASS
$165
$175 value

Entry to all four après-ski events (Wednesday-Saturday) from 4-7pm. This pass DOES NOT include the nighttime parties.

Frat Boy (Wed Night)

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$15
$15 value
Price good thru 3/16

Entry to Wednesday night party

Throwback Thursday Night

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$25
$25 value
Price good thru 3/17

Entry to Thursday night party

Glow Ho (Fri Night)

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$50
$50 value
Price good thru 3/18

Entry to Friday night party

Comedy Night

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$30
$30 value
SOLD OUT

Entry to Saturday night Comedy Show

Gear

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$60
$60 value
Price good thru 3/19

Entry to Saturday night party

Sunday Drag Brunch

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$10
$10 Value
2 Seatings: 11:00am & 12:30pm

Lift Tickets

2, 3, 4, OR 5 DAY
Discounted Elevation Lift Tickets: These will be the lowest prices you’ll be able to get anywhere. Lift Ticket prices go up as the event gets closer, and online sales end Tuesday, March 8th. Pre-purchased lift tickets will be available for pickup at any mountain ticket office, including the Village Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn lobbies.

We will NOT have discounted lift tickets on sale at our Box Office, so make sure and purchase your lift tickets by March 8th.

2 of 4 Day: $240
3 of 5 Day: $355
4 of 6 Day: $430
5 of 7 Day: $495

Rainbow Discount Program

Businesses across Mammoth Lakes want to support the Elevation community! To access these discounts, mention Elevation or the Rainbow Discount Program. You’ll also see rainbow clings on the doors of participating merchants.

20% off rentals and demo rentals, 30% for 5+ days

Discounted pricing on lessons and rental equipment for all Elevation 2022 guests. Call 800-MAMMOTH (1-800-626-6684) by Tuesday, March 8, 2022 for reservations and reference Elevation 2022 (booking ID #32008). Subject to deposit and cancellation policies quoted by the vacation specialist. After March 8th, activities may be purchased at the retail rate.

20% off rentals and demo rentals, 30% for 5+ days

20% off rentals

10% off salad and grain bowls during Elevation Week

10% discount off entire check. Mention the code "Elevate" when placing order.

One free dessert for every two dinners

15% off food

20% off wines by the glass all week.  Just mention Elevate!

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