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Elevation Mammoth Cancelled

It is with overwhelming regret that I have to postpone the 18th annual Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week. This is been my baby for the last 17 years, but because of health department recommendations and official word from Mammoth Mountain not allowing official gatherings of more than 250 people, it is time to make that call. You guys are my Elevation family and protecting your health has got to come first, as devastating as it is from my perspective as the founder of Elevation.

There’re so many people who are part of that Elevation family, including attendees, staff, dancers, DJs, performers, vendors, venues, local bartenders,Mammoth Mountain, the town of Mammoth Lakes, and more. If there were any other way to do this, I would.

Please be patient with us as we work through the details. Here are some options to start thinking about:

STILL COME UP TO MAMMOTH NEXT WEEK. There will be amazing snow next week, and there will be quite a few gay people in town regardless. So if you’re still up for a great weekend of skiing and snowboarding, the lift ticketsthat you purchased through us will still be valid. Your lodging deals are still in place. And I might see you up there. But, we cannot hold our official Elevation apres-ski and night-time events because of the governor and health department’s recommendation.

LIFT TICKET REFUND: If you’re not coming up next week, just let us know at the email address listed below and we will refund the lift ticket amounts ASAP.

LODGING REFUND: If you’re not coming up next week, you’ll need to cancel your lodging at 1-800-MAMMOTH directly. They will credit your 1-night deposit for one year.

POSTPONE TO NEXT YEAR: Without doing anything, we will move your Elevation event tickets to be valid for Elevation Mammoth 2021 on March 17-21, 2021. We will also give you some kind of upgrade on your tickets or special event for those of you who stuck with us and committed to next year right now. I’ll figure out something fun. For your lodging for 2021, you will need to book new reservations.

Please email us at elevationgayski@gmail.com to let us know that you would like to have your lift tickets refunded.

REFUND ON EVENT TICKETS: For those of you who are not able to make the Elevation Mammoth 2021 dates (please consider it though), we will send out instructions and a refund plan as soon as possible. Again, please be patient with us as we unwind the March event.

Sincerely,

Tom Whitman
Founder, Elevation

About Us

The Eighteenth Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week returns to the High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California.
Our core mission remains the same after 18 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

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.

Make your travel plans in our Elevation room blocks by clicking directly on the properties below. If you are not seeing availability in the property link that you want, or need any help at all with your travel plans reach out to our official Elevation travel concierge at Bruvion Travel: Michael McVean, 310-728-1816, michaelm@bruviontravel.com

Schedule of Events

Some events will sell out. Buy your passes to guarantee entry!
Wednesday

Welcome Apres-Ski

DJ Josh Peace
03.18.2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SHELTER DISTILLING – THE VILLAGE

Welcome to Mammoth!  Whether you just got to town or just got off the hill, join us at our kick off après-ski at one of the newest spots in The Village.

Kitchen 53 @ The Village

Werq

DJ Casey Alva
03.18.2020
9:00 PM – 1:00 AM
LAKANUKI – THE VILLAGE

Join us for drinks and dancing as we ease on into the week.  You may even meet your riding buddy for the next day.

Thursday
03.19.2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
03.19.2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
GOMEZ’S - THE VILLAGE

Elevation is turning 18!  It’s time to go (back) to college.  Wear your school colors, and be prepared for a hazing. This will be right after the first day on the mountain for a lot of you. Time to get this party started!

03.19.2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WHITEBARK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE – THE WESTIN

An exclusive meet-up for our VIP Pass holders with complementary wine and chocolate tasting, courtesy of SWISS Airlines.

03.19.2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bleu Market & Kitchen - 106 Old Mammoth Rd

$25/Person, includes Small Food Pairing. 15% off restaurant dining for Elevation all week.

Brasserie @ Mammoth Rock ‘n’ Bowl

Throwback Thursday

The Perry Twins
03.19.2020
9:00 PM - 1:00 AM
MAMMOTH ROCK ‘N’ BOWL - 3029 CHATEAU ROAD

Limited menu will be available for bowlers from 9pm until Midnight.

Friday

Ski & Ride Hookups

LED BY SAGA LA
03.20.2020
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.

Lunch @ McCoy Station

DJ Josh Peace
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
McCoy Station

Join us as we take over some lunch time hot spots and bring the Elevation vibe onto the mountain.  This is a free event, no ticket needed.  Everyone is welcome.

The Apres @ 10K

DJ Casey Alva
03.20.2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McCOY STATIION
SKI IN OR CATCH THE GONDOLA AT MAIN LODGE

Don’t go back to your condo! Come straight from snowboarding to our mountainside après-ski. We will be providing shuttles between Main Lodge and the Village for those who need it.

03.20.2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Side Door Wine Bar in the Village

$20 includes wine flight and food pairing. Winemaker David Scheidt takes you on a tour of his sensational Mastro Scheidt Family Cellars wines. 15% off any bottles purchased.

Lakanuki – The Village

Neon

The Perry Twins
03.20.2020
9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
KITCHEN 53 – THE VILLAGE

Dress to glow (in the dark). Cutting edge beats will keep you on the dance floor at our new version of the Neon Party.

Saturday

Ski & Ride Hookups

LED BY ARRIBA SKI & SNOWBOARD CLUB
03.21.2020
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.
03.21.2020
11:30 AM
TOP OF GOLD RUSH LIFT
Join us for the second annual RAINBOW RUN down the hill! Wear your rainbow colors, fly your rainbow flags, or express yourself in any crazy costume you want. We’ll parade down Mammoth Mountain with Pride. Route will go from the top of Gold Rush down Solitude to Downhill, and we will gaily arrive at Canyon Lodge!

Lunch @ Canyon Lodge

DJ Casey Alva
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CANYON LODGE

Join us as our lunch time takeovers continue.  We’re bringing the Elevation vibe to the hill.  This is a free event, no ticket needed.  Everyone is welcome.

Onesie Apres-Ski

DJ Drew G / DJ Josh Peace
03.21.2020
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
THE VILLAGE

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
LAKANUKI - THE VILLAGE

Come decked out in your best onesie!  Presented by SWISS Airlines.
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

Comedy Night

International drag darling Sherry Vine in Hollywood & Vine
03.21.2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
CANYON LODGE

The glamour of 1940’s Hollywood intersects with the legendary Sherry Vine’s trashy pop sensibility to create a naughty, bawdy show featuring parodies of Madonna, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Broadway and Rock.

Gear

DJ Dan Slater
03.21.2020
9:30 PM - 2:00 AM
CANYON LODGE

Bring your GEAR for our new Saturday night party: leather gear, snow gear, sports gear. This is our big, blowout dance party of the weekend. Come prepared to dance until your legs give out.

Sunday

Drag Brunch

Jezebel Bardot & The Perry Twins
03.22.2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
GOMEZ’S – THE VILLAGE

Our first ever Drag Brunch with Toronto’s drag superstar Jezebel Bardot! Seatings at 11am and 1pm....or show up whenever you want.

Tickets

Some events will sell out due to capacity limitations at certain venues. If you would like to guarantee that you don’t miss an event, please buy your pass in advance. We have kept the price of passes low, and with considerable savings, so even if you miss an event or two it’s worth it to buy the pass.

Platinum VIP

WEEKEND PASS
$315
$355 value
Price good thru 3/18
Buy Tickets

Entry to all events, INCLUDING Saturday Comedy Night

VIP entrance - VIP gift bag
Elevation 2020 t-shirt

VIP

WEEKEND PASS
$285
$325 value
Price good thru 3/18
Buy Tickets

Entry to all events, EXCEPT Saturday Comedy Night

VIP entrance - VIP gift bag
Elevation 2020 t-shirt

Party Pass

WEEKEND PASS
$235
$275 value
Price good thru 3/18
Buy Tickets

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

Friday / Saturday

PARTY PASS
$180
$195 value
Price good thru 3/20
Buy Tickets

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

Apres-Ski

PARTY PASS
$130
$140 value
Price good through 3/18
Buy Tickets

Entry to the four après-ski events (Wednesday-Saturday)

Comedy Night

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$30
$30 value
Buy Tickets

Entry to Saturday night comedy show

Werq

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$10
$10 value
Price good thru 3/18
Buy Tickets

Entry to Wednesday night party at Lakanuki

Throwback Thursday

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$25
$25 value
Price good thru 3/19
Buy Tickets

Entry to Thursday night party at Mammoth Rock 'N' Bowl

Neon

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$40
$40 value
Price good thru 3/20
Buy Tickets

Entry to Friday night party at Kitchen 53

Gear

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$60
$60 value
Price good thru 3/21
Buy Tickets

Entry to Saturday night party at Canyon Lodge

Lift Tickets

2, 3, 4, OR 5 DAY
Lift Ticket sales end Monday, March 16th, at Noon. Pre-purchased lift tickets are available for pickup at any mountain ticket office, including the Village Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn lobbies. We will have discounted lift tickets available for purchase in Mammoth at the Elevation Box Office, which will be set up at the entrance to all Elevation events.
Buy Lift Tickets

2 of 4 Day: $200
3 of 5 Day: $290
4 of 6 Day: $370
5 of 7 Day: $420

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.

30% off rentals, demo rentals and repairs, plus all outerwear and ski/snowboard gear on sale

Discounted pricing on lessons and rental equipment for Elevation 2020 guests staying at MMSA Lodging. Call 800-MAMMOTH (1-800-626-6684) by Friday, March 13, 2020 for reservations and reference Elevation 2020 (booking ID #28992). Subject to deposit and cancellation policies quoted by the vacation specialist. After March 13th, activities may be purchased at the retail rate.

30% off rentals, demo rentals and repairs, plus all outerwear and ski/snowboard gear on sale

20% off premium ski and snowboard rentals with full service delivery and pick up wherever you choose

Discount valid all year long

20% off rentals and a free hot wax

15% off in the restaurant during Elevation Week

15% off everything Elevation Week

10% off salad and grain bowls during Elevation Week

15% off all food during Elevation Week

15% off everything Elevation Week

$5 cocktails and mimosas during Elevation Week!

15% off food

One free dessert for every two dinners

 $.50 off any drink. Buy one, get one on all glasses of wine and pints of beer. 20% off bottles of wine

20% off 5 or 10 class pass (can be shared), 1 week pass, any retail item. Free mat rentals.

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