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Whistler Gay and Lesbian Ski Week
 
ONLINE:   MONDAY JANUARY 31, 2:58 PM EST (GMT-5).

From Out On The Slopes Productions

Vancouver:  Final preparations for the Eighth Annual Whistler Gay and Lesbian Ski Week - Altitude 2000, February 6 - 13th, 2000 are being confirmed prior to an estimated 2,500 people from around the world participating in over 25 events on and off the slopes.

Ski Whistler!Event highlights include:

    "Avalanche," a launch party at the newly restored Commordore Ballroom featuring the UK's "Devastating Diva" Abigail and New York DJ David Knapp (Vancouver February 5th)
    A Comedy Night featuring Off-Off-Broadway Comic team Kiki and Herb with a charitable auction raising money for Whistler Community Services
    A Wet and Wild beach party
    Show choreographed by Murray Thunberg (Prova Group - Toronto/New York/Paris), showing work from local and international collections, with an explosive special performance by New York performance artist Kevin Aviance followed by spinning by Toronto DJ Sylvain Girard
    A mountain T-Dance 6,900 feet up top Whistler Mountain featuring Los Angeles DJ Manny Lehman followed by a Melt Down Dance featuring New York DJ Billy Carroll
    A charitable Ski Race raising money for SAFE (Sexual Awareness For Everyone)
    A Pancake Breakfast and mountain Scavenger Hunt
    An extraordinary Grande Finale party - "Snowball 2000" featuring Eddie X from Miami
Located just 75 miles north of Vancouver, via the scenic "sea to sky" highway, Whistler Resort (rated #1 in North America) is home to 200 marked trails, 12 massive bowls and 3 glaciers. It also boasts the two greatest vertical rise ski mountains on the continent (Whistler and Blackcomb) and the most advanced high-speed lift system in the world.

Further event information may be found on the web at www.outontheslopes.com or by contacting (604) 899-6204 or 1-888-altitude (258-4883). Whistler Resort information may be found on the web at www.whistler-resort.com.

Reservations may be made through Bliss Tours at 1-800-636-0810.