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We began hosting trips in 2005 with a simple goal: to bring gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people together to experience the incredible fun of skiing and snowboarding, and to create an atmosphere that leads to life-long friendships.

It all began in New York City, but before long, we started growing and attracting members from across the USA. Today, we're the
world's largest LGBT skiing and snowboarding club, with hundreds of members from all over the world.

No matter where you live, no matter how much you ski or snowboard, you're invited to come join the fun!
Our members are affectionately known as "the BUMS," and that's probably an accurate description of our attitude: we're very laid-back. Come as you are, we say. There's no need here for pretension; it's hard to worry about how you look when we're all sporting 'helmet head' hairdos after a day of serious shredding out on the mountain. The BUMS don't care much about what you do or who you know. We're simply here to have a whole lot of fun in the snow.

That attitude really reflects in the kind of men and women who get involved in SKI BUMS. We're the sort of people who like adventure, who enjoy getting out of the house and trying something new. You'll notice it immediately: this is an atypical crowd.
People join SKI BUMS for one overwhelming reason:

to make new friends.

Maybe in the past that wasn't such a difficult thing, but in the age of internet dating and mobile-powered meetups, it can be surprisingly difficult to meet the kinda people who you simply want to
hang out with.

The BUMS are extroverted, down-to-earth and supremely friendly. We're devoted to the pursuit of FUN, and that attitude spills over into everything we do.

And when you think about it, it's bissfully simple, really.
Having fun is a fantastic way to make new friends.

Meet the BUMS >
Daytrips weekends and vacations
Make new friends on our fun-filled
daytrips -- with our famous party
bus home -- from New York City,
Los Angeles and Washington, DC.
Discover serious SKI BUMS fun
on two and three-night getaways to the best resorts in Vermont, New York and California.
Experience the exhilaration of world-class ski resorts in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Canada and more on our four and five-night vacations.
Take once-in-a-lifetime journeys
with a taste of international
culture on week-long trips to
Europe and South America.
What's your skill level?

Learning to snowboard on a daytrip devoted to newbies

We've all been there. You're on a ski trip with friends who are more advanced than you are. You feel pressured to ski or ride down trails that you know are beyond your level, and you can't help but think, "this probably isn't a good idea..."

No more. At the start of every trip, our leaders connect you with others who enjoy skiing or riding the same terrain as you. It changes a day that's
daunting into one that's amazing. Push yourself to achieve whatever your particular goal is, whether that's simply linking your turns or finally accomplishing a clean 360. Let your girlfriend take a lesson on moguls while you relax with new friends on the groomers. Have an afternoon at the spa while your friends shred 'til last chair.

What's best,
we all reconnect as a group when it's time to eat lunch or toast the end of a great day. We kick back with everyone all together again.
Connect with skiers and riders in your community, developing friendships that extend far beyond the wintertime. Through our local chapters, you can bring the fun back home after a trip to the mountains. In the last two years, we've hosted local events in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.
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Casual Comfort
Hotel reservations. Lift tickets. Ground transfers. Morning meet-ups. Lessons. Equipment rentals. Group lunches. Après-ski get-togethers. Event dinners. After parties.

You've never taken a vacation like this before. When you take a SKI BUMS trip,
we make all the arrangements. All you've got to do is show up, have a look at your itinerary, and have a great time.

We've built a great reputation for smart planning with a sharp focus on the details. We know the best hotels, the coolest apres-ski joints and the tastiest lunch spots. And, our professional trip leaders are alongside you every step of the way, providing helpful advice and a genuine welcome.

See a cool slide show on how our trips work >
Are you looking at all these pictures
and wondering if you'll fit in?

Are there other BUMS like you?

It's an easy answer:
yes. Have a look at
some of our member statistics.
See a comparison
More snow less dough
Ski resorts reserve their best deals for groups like ours, and we're able to pass along those savings to you. We receive discounted room rates, lift ticket rates, equipment rentals and more.

For example, a 2011 3 day peak season lift ticket at
Stowe normally costs $259. We pay $170.
Just to compare, we crunched the numbers for our 2010 trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We looked at how much the trip would cost if you booked the exact same itinerary -- on the same dates -- and included all we'd built into the trip. When comparing that cost to the cost of the SKI BUMS trip, our participants saved $250. What's best? They didn't have to do any of the trip planning.

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Perks for our members
Membership in SKI BUMS brings a host of perks and privileges.
We'll take care of you
Ski and snowboard with us at the world's best resorts.

Only members may ski and snowboard with us or take part in any portion of a SKI BUMS trip.

Receive early sign up discounts and advance access for our most popular trips.

Receive special members discounts from gear providers like (where our discount can take anywhere from 30 to 50% off their top gear brands.)

Priority access on Wait Lists for any trip that is sold out.

Receive special invitations to film screenings and members-only discounted shopping nights at local gear shops like Burton, Eastern Mountain Sports and REI.


Early access

Gear discounts

Wait lists

Special events

September 2012 -- thru April 2013

New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Salt Lake City. We're coming soon to Sydney, Paris, Minneapolis and Toronto.

Come meet the BUMS! Get a feel for our laid-back, friendly vibe. Chat us up about your favorite skiing and snowboarding destinations. Get advice on gear, or find a roomie for an upcoming trip. Meet the skiers and boarders who you'll be tearing up the mountains alongside this winter. And then,
after a trip, reconnect with all your new friends and maintain those new friendships all season long. This is Avalanche, and it's our ongoing party for SKI BUMS and friends. It's a come-as-you-are, relaxed evening at a local bar, and it's the perfect way to check out SKI BUMS and get a good sense of what we're all about.

Everyone is welcome at our social events! You don't need to be a registered member. In fact, they're the perfect thing to attend if you'd like to get a feel for how laid-back and cool the SKI BUMS are before signing up for membership.

Learn about the next SKI BUMS social event >

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