If you’ve been contemplating a quiet dinner at home or a walk on the beach to pop that big question to your loved one, let me change your mind. The Pride Ride at Homewood Mountain Resort the weekend of March 25th will be the perfect location to ask that special someone the “Will you marry me?” question, and then celebrate your new engagement all weekend long. Already engaged? Then it’s time to bring your wedding party out for a weekend of fun, and The Pride Ride is the perfect spot.
Details from the Pride Ride team…
We’re thrilled to host our third annual “Pride Ride” at Homewood Mountain Resort on March 24-27, 2022! A fun, inclusive weekend full of events and activities organized in collaboration with LGBTQ+ non-profit partner Project MORE and area businesses, Pride Ride was created to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community. Along with a weekend of skiing, we’re hosting a variety of mini-events both on and off the mountain including a Dual Slalom Drag Race, Ski Parade down Rainbow Ridge, Virtual Raffle, and more.
Dinner & Drag Show | Friday, March 25 at West Shore Cafe & Inn (Across the Street from Homewood)
Enjoy a three-course meal as you are entertained lakeside during Pride Ride’s first-ever Dinner & Drag show at the West Shore Cafe. Featuring Deja Skye from Season 14 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, this amazing show includes talented drag artists from throughout Northern California. Tickets are $100 per person plus tax and gratuity and reservations are required in advance. Doors open at 6pm and the show will begin at 6:30pm.
Ski/Snowboard Meetups | Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 at 10:00 am, meet at the bottom of Madden Chairlift
Meetup for a casual group ski/snowboard on both Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10 am at the bottom of the Madden Chairlift. Meet new people, take a few laps and enjoy the Homewood big blue view! View our trail map here.
Apres Pride | Saturday, March 26 & Sunday, March 27 from 2pm to 5 pm, at Homewood’s North Base area
Keep the post-ski party going off the mountain with Après Pride at Homewood’s North Base on Saturday and Sunday. Keep warm next to the outdoor fire pits and grab a drink as you enjoy DJ Cisco playing at the base of the mountain. Reminisce about your day as you hang out with old friends and meet new ones! Entry is free.
Rainbow Ridge Pride Parade | Saturday at 12:00 pm, meet at the summit of Old Homewood Express.
Join us for our 3rd annual Rainbow Parade! Appropriately placed on Rainbow Ridge, our signature 2-mile long beginner trail, this parade is set to stretch from peak to shore while showcasing everyone’s colorful ensemble all the way down. Be sure to bring a flag and colorful attire, we’ll be filming this celebration from above with a drone. Simply meet us at the summit of the mountain (on top of the Old Homewood Express chairlift) at 12:00 pm to join. View our trail map here.
Dual Slalom Drag Race | Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 pm starting at the Big Blue View Bar
Who is the fastest drag queen of them all? We’re ready to find out. From 1-3 pm on Saturday, we’re hosting a free-to-enter race where we’re asking for all participants to dress in their best drag ensemble as they race head to head with other competitors. The top 3 finishers will be rewarded with a handful of prizes! Registration is free, open to all ability levels and can be made the day of the event at the Big Blue View Bar starting at 12pm.
Project MORE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and creating inclusive experiences for the LGBTQ+ community and allies through thoughtful advocacy, engaging campaigns, cultural events, creative consulting, and supportive services. Created in 2013, we strive to improve the quality of life for LGBTQ+ people. To learn how Project MORE is making a difference and building community, visit www.doMOREproject.org and follow us on social @domorelgbtq.