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LGBT Winter Pride 2013 Launches At Killington Resort

by Mark Thompson
Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
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Killington, VT - GNAR LLC, the official marketing and tourism organization for Winter Pride, announced Killington Resort as its official 2013 host. For the first time ever, the LGBT community, along with their friends, families and allies, will come together in celebration of winter gay pride in Killington, Vermont.

The three-day event is set for February 1-3 and is expected to draw visitors from across the country. Winter Pride will feature an epic lineup of on-snow activities, live entertainment and nightlife parties.

GNAR owner and founder, Megan Skiles explains, "I am really excited about the idea of coordinating a winter-based gay pride event at Killington. In addition to the Resort’s well-known mountain terrain and nightlife scene, it is also based out of Vermont, a State that has demonstrated its commitment and support for the gay community time and time again."

Killington Resort, the largest ski resort in Eastern North America, is located in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts 71 miles of skiable terrain or 140 trails, six terrain parks and a superpipe spread across six peaks with 22 lifts.

"Killington Resort is thrilled to host the 2013 Winter Pride event," states Rob Megnin, Killington’s director of sales and marketing. "We offer skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels as well as many off-mountain activities including lift served Tubing Park, snowcat-drawn sleigh rides at the Resort along with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobile tours and more in the Killington Region. We truly have something for everyone," added Megnin.

"Vermont [is] a state that has demonstrated its commitment and support for the gay community time and time again."

GNAR, also known as Gay Network Alliance of Riders, was founded with the goal of bringing the LGBTQ community together through the vehicle of winter sports. The company plans to kick off marketing efforts at the Boston Pride Festival on Saturday, June 9.

GNAR LLC, also known as Gay Network Alliance of Riders, is the official marketing and tourism organization for Winter Pride. Their mission is to bring together the LGBTQ community and its allies through the vehicle of winter sports. GNAR LLC is committed to promoting equality, wellness, diversity, social engagement, winter sports and pride.

Killington Resort is a four season destination that sits on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Green Mountains in Central Vermont. The Resort boasts more than 70 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread out over six peaks and offers the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in the East.

After the snow melts, Killingtonfeatures an 18-hole championship golf course as well as 45 miles ofhiking and mountain biking trails. In addition, the numerous après,dining, shopping and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 50 years.

For more information, visit www.GnarWinterPride.com

For more info, visit: www.Killington.com

This article is part of our "Winter 2013" series. Want to read more? Here's the full list»

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