Telluride Gay Ski Week Welcomes Matthew Shepard Foundation as Presenting Sponsor for 2010 Event

The producers of Telluride Gay Ski Week (TGSW) announced today that its 2010 Presenting Sponsor will be the Matthew Shepard Foundation, one of the leading GLBT education, advocacy, and awareness organizations in the United States. Matthew Shepard’s mother and chair of the foundation, Judy Shepard will be attending the event along with other representatives of the organization. Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010, the Seventh Annual Telluride Gay Ski Week, will take place from Saturday, February 20, 2010 to Saturday, February 27, 2010.

“We are pleased to have partnered with such a well-known event that brings positive visibility to the GLBT community in the United States and around the world,” said Jason Marsden, executive director of the Mathew Shepard Foundation. “This event provides an ideal platform for our education, advocacy and awareness work.”

Ranked the #1 Gay Ski Week in the U.S.A. by, Telluride Gay Ski Week, since its inception in 2004, has played host to thousands of guests from throughout Colorado to as far away as New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Hawaii, Australia and the United Kingdom over the past six years.

Organizers also announced that the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association will be Founding Sponsor of the event and that LOGO, the leading GLBT cable network, has returned as Major Media Sponsor for event. 2010 sponsors to date include the Capella Telluride, the Peaks Hotel, Telluride Ski Resort, Telluride Sports, Pink Banana Media and Gay List Daily.

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2010 will boast a full schedule of events in addition to its acclaimed skiing. Planning for a number of activities is underway; including a special fundraiser for the Matthew Shepard Foundation. The schedule of events can be found on the official Telluride Gay Ski Week website (

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

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

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