Telluride Gay Ski Week Braces for Twins, Cucci and a Frenchman

The producer of Telluride Gay Ski Week announced today the entertainment line-up and schedule of events for Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010 presented by The Matthew Shepard Foundation*, which will be held February 20 through February 27, 2010. Now in its seventh year, Telluride Gay Ski Week promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Highlights of the week’s schedule include new and returning parties like Chemistry.com’s White Night, the Blue Ball, Hump Night and Meet & Heat as well as activities such as The Matthew Shepard Foundation Benefit Dinner - An Evening with Judy Shepard, Bloody Mary Breakfasts and Iced-T Skating.

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Entertainment for the week will feature a mix of celebrities and leading DJs including Reichen Lehmkuhl, Billboard® ranked DJs The Perry Twins, DJ Guillaume from Paris, Providence-based DJ Dena Cucci and the drag queen of comedy, Nuclia Waste

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 27, 2010 -–

The producer of Telluride Gay Ski Week announced today the entertainment line-up and schedule of events for Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010 presented by The Matthew Shepard Foundation*, which will be held February 20 through February 27, 2010. Now in its seventh year, Telluride Gay Ski Week promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Highlights of the week’s schedule include new and returning parties like Chemistry.com’s White Night, the Blue Ball, Hump Night and Meet & Heat as well as activities such as The Matthew Shepard Foundation Benefit Dinner - An Evening with Judy Shepard, Bloody Mary Breakfasts and Iced-T Skating.

Entertainment for the week will feature a mix of celebrities and leading DJs including Reichen Lehmkuhl, Billboard® ranked DJs The Perry Twins, DJ Guillaume from Paris, Providence-based DJ Dena Cucci and the three-breasted drag queen of comedy, Nuclia Waste.

Sponsors of Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010 presented by the Matthew Shepard Foundation include the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, StraightOut Media & Marketing, LOGO, the Peaks Hotel, the Capella Hotel, Chemistry.com, Stoli, Singha Beer, House Jams Wine, TyKu, Passport, Outwest Global Adventures, Pink Banana Media, Echelon, Outlook, IGLTA, Plum TV, Telluride Sports, the Telluride Watch and the Telluride AIDS Benefit.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

The Matthew Shepard Foundation Benefit Dinner – An Evening with Judy Shepard is a first-ever fundraising dinner during ski week that will feature special guest and co-founder of the organization Judy Shepard. Guests will enjoy cuisine from award winning executive chef Kenny Gilbert of Capella Telluride as well as receive a personally autographed copy of Judy Shepard’s book, The Meaning of Matthew.

The Blue Ball is the official after-party of The Matthew Shepard Foundation Benefit Dinner and will be held in Ballroom of the Capella Telluride following the dinner. Featuring DJ Guillaume from Paris, this dance party will be sure to keep you moving with Guillaume’s sleek and sexy euro-style music.

Hump Night at the Llama in Telluride will be held on Wednesday night – hence the party’s name de guerre. Hosted by Amazing Race™ winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, revelers will dance to music by one of New England’s best know talents, Providence-based DJ Dena Cucci.

Chemistry.com’s White Night is ski week’s largest and most popular dance event. Returning to The Peaks for 2010, partygoers on Thursday night will be able to dance into the wee hours of the morning with continuous spinning by top Billboard® ranked, LA-based DJ’s The Perry Twins.

The week’s schedule includes other events such as the Opening Party at the Peaks, Iced T skating, the House Jams Party and Meet & Heat. The daily schedule includes Apres Ski at the Stoli Lounge, Dine & Unwind and Late Night recommendations as well as Spahhh Days and Bloody Mary Breakfasts.

Back for 2010 is the all inclusive T-Pass (a $330 value) that provides guests access to virtually all of the events and activities of Telluride Gay Ski Week. The T-Pass is available at an early-bird price of $150 until February 7. The price increases to $175 after February 7. Starting February 15, the T-Pass will only be available on-site at the regular price of $195.

A complete schedule can be found at http://www.telluridegayskiweek.com.

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010
When:     Saturday, February 20 – Saturday, February 27, 2010
Where:    Town of Mountain Village, CO and the Telluride Ski Resort
Info:    Event pricing, lodging and travel information available at http://www.telluridegayskiweek.com

*The Mathew Shepard Foundation presenting sponsorship was made possible by the generous support of a member of the Foundation's Leadership Council from Oklahoma.

About Telluride Gay Ski Week
Telluride Gay Ski Week (TGSW) is an annual week-long gay ski event produced by StraightOut Media & Marketing with support from the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and benefitting the Telluride AIDS Benefit locally and the Mathew Shepard Foundation nationally. Ranked the #1 Gay Ski Week in the USA by Gay.com, TGSW is an alternative to other gay ski events that provides a unique vacation experience in a spirited and unpretentious ski town. Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the majestic 13,000 ft peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride Gay Ski Week brings the charm of Telluride together with the European-style town of Mountain Village. For more information, visit http://www.telluridegayskiweek.com

About the Matthew Shepard Foundation
The Matthew Shepard Foundation was founded by Dennis and Judy Shepard in memory of their 21-year old son, Matthew, who was murdered in an anti-gay hate crime in Wyoming in October 1998. Created to honor Matthew in a manner that was appropriate to his dreams, beliefs and aspirations, the Foundation seeks to "Replace Hate with Understanding, Compassion & Acceptance" through its varied educational, outreach and advocacy programs and by continuing to tell Matthew's story. In addition to dozens of visits to public and private high schools and colleges by Judy Shepard and Foundation staff each year, the Foundation also provides a youth-oriented LGBT resource directory, MatthewsPlace.com, which has been visited by more than 250,000 unique visitors since inception, and which will be expanded next year with live chat, news and educational video and other interactive features.

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