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Elevation Mammoth in 2021

The California shutdown came only a few days before Elevation Mammoth 2020. Since then, I’ve hoped that we would be able to return in 2021.

And though Elevation 2021 may look a little different than past years, we are committed to making it happen. We are currently booking lodging for Elevation Utah and Elevation Mammoth. We are planning for the return of Elevation Tremblant to happen in 2022.

We are desperate for safe ways to come together, as friends and as a community. And participating in outdoor activities in amazing natural destinations is the safest way to play at this point. In the summer, the beach, hiking trails and national parks saved our sanity and gave us a way to get out of our damn houses.

And in the winter, skiing and snowboarding is going to do the same.

We are working with the mountain and venues to host events that follow all of the health guidelines, and we’ll go above and beyond those to make safe spaces. Some of them will look a little different this year. We will keep you updated as we plan.

We are waiting to put event tickets on sale until we get a little further along, so that we can build events with the correct capacities as well as the correct safety protocols. But have no fear, we will create a schedule of fun events that will bring us together in this place that we love.

BUT, purchase your lodging now! We do not know what the lodging capacities will be at that point, so rooms will sell out far more quickly. All of the Elevation hotels have cancellation policies (generally 30 days prior to your arrival) that ensure that you can make your reservation now without any concern about being stuck with it if you change your mind.

If you don’t make your reservation soon, you may miss out. This is the year to book early.

I am beyond excited that we are going to be able to bring Elevation back in 2021, and I look forward to seeing you guys in the mountains! Look out for updates and more info coming.

Sincerely,

Tom Whitman
Founder, Elevation

About Us

The Nineteenth Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week returns to the High Sierras and Mammoth Lakes, California.
Our core mission remains the same after 19 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 2021 rooms now. With capacity restrictions, rooms will sell out much earlier this ski season. Elevation properties have cancellation policies that mean you can book now and cancel up to 30-45 days prior with no issue.

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 contacting our official Elevation travel partner Bruvion Travel: Michael McVean, 310-728-1816, michaelm@bruviontravel.com

Schedule of Events

We are still working on the location and schedule of events as we work out capacity restrictions and safety protocols. Though Elevation may look a little different this year, (along with everything else in the world), we will come up with a full schedule of fun events where we can come together to celebrate our community and our love of skiing and snowboarding.
Wednesday
03.17.2021
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

TBD
03.17.2021
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
03.18.2021
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
03.18.2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
GOMEZ’S - THE VILLAGE

Elevation is turning 19!  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!

03.18.2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
WHITEBARK RESTAURANT & LOUNGE – THE WESTIN

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

03.18.2021
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

03.18.2021
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
03.19.2021
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.
03.19.2021
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.

03.19.2021
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
McCOY STATION
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.

03.19.2021
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

TBD
03.19.2021
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
03.20.2021
9:30 AM
CANYON LODGE
Meet by the big map at Canyon Lodge.
03.20.2021
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!
03.20.2021
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.

03.20.2021
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
THE VILLAGE

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

Come decked out in your best onesie!  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

03.20.2021
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
CANYON LODGE

Gear

TBD
03.20.2021
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
03.21.2021
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

We will be releasing tickets a bit closer to the event so that we can have a little more accuracy about how many we can sell, etc. But don’t worry, we will schedule a full 5 days of events with apres-ski and night-time events that will bring us together to have a great time, while still staying safe.

LIFT TICKETS: Discounted Elevation lift tickets will be sold by advance purchase only and availability may be limited to manage on-mountain capacity. These will be the lowest prices you’ll be able to get anywhere. Lift Ticket prices go up as the event gets closer, and sales end Monday, March 15th, at Noon. Pre-purchased lift tickets will be available for pickup at any mountain ticket office, including the Village Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn lobbies.

Platinum VIP

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

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

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

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

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

Apres-Ski

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

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

Comedy Night

INDIVIDUAL TICKET
$30
$30 value

Entry to Saturday night comedy show

Werq

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

Entry to Wednesday night party at Lakanuki

Throwback Thursday

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

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

Neon

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

Entry to Friday night party at Kitchen 53

Gear

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

Entry to Saturday night party at Canyon Lodge

Lift Tickets

2, 3, 4, OR 5 DAY
Discounted Elevation lift tickets will be sold by advance purchase only and availability may be limited to manage on-mountain capacity. These will be the lowest prices you’ll be able to get anywhere. Lift Ticket prices go up as the event gets closer, and sales end Monday, March 15th, at Noon. Pre-purchased lift tickets will be available for pickup at any mountain ticket office, including the Village Lodge and Mammoth Mountain Inn lobbies.
Buy Lift Tickets

2 of 4 Day: $195
3 of 5 Day: $280
4 of 6 Day: $355
5 of 7 Day: $405

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 all Elevation 2021 guests. Call 800-MAMMOTH (1-800-626-6684) by Monday, March 15, 2021 for reservations and reference Elevation 2021 (booking ID #30517). Subject to deposit and cancellation policies quoted by the vacation specialist. After March 15th, 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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