The best gay gatherings updated.
Located in the Tirolean resort of Soelden, ManMountain (March 24th-31st) claims to be the ‘biggest Gay Ski Week in the Alps’, with 500 participants expected to indulge in snowy white landscape, spas and nightlife. With 150kms of pistes, three 3000m mountains and clubs hosted by top London DJs there will be need for the nearby AquaDome spa centre in Längenfield where steam rooms, thermal pools and tanning beds are all on tap. Call 020 8600 1797 or log on to www.manmountain.co.uk.
Setting sail from Dover on May 3rd the two-night Big Cruise is a non-stop gay party aboard the luxurious NCL Norwegian Dream cruise liner with guaranteed entertainment nightly and daily activities that range from bingo to salsa dancing, speed-dates and wine-tasting. Legendary London club Salvation will be on board, as will Mr Gay UK and social club Jakes for those who want to network. ‘Breathtaking sea-view cabins cost from £215 (based on two sharing). www.thebigcruise.com
From badminton to bowling, Antwerp is the place to go this year, as the 11th European Gay & Lesbian Sports Championship descends on the Belgian diamond capital (july 12th-15th). Over 3000 participants are expected to take part, with over 10, 000 anticipated spectators. It promises to be a pick-n-mix of sports and cultural events. http://2007.eurogames.info.