European Gay Ski Week: LGBTQI+ Celebration in Val Thorens

European Gay Ski Week: Where Alpine Adventure Meets LGBTQI+ Celebration in Val Thorens

European Gay Ski Week: Where Alpine Adventure Meets LGBTQI+ Celebration in Val Thorens 1300 900 Leonora Gomes

Welcome to the 16th edition of Europe’s biggest LGBTQI+ Winter Sports and Music Festival! This year, the event takes over the stunning resort of Val Thorens, in the Les Trois Vallées ski area.

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At European Gay Ski Week, attendees can expect a perfect blend of skiing, partying, and unforgettable experiences. Here’s what you can anticipate during this fantastic event:

1. A Skiing Paradise

Val Thorens, a four-time winner of the title “Best Ski Resort in France” and a four-time winner of “World’s Best Ski Resort,” offers some of the finest skiing terrain in the world.

A skier gliding down a snowy slope in Val Thorens with three cable carts traveling overhead

2. World-Class Entertainment

Attendees can prepare to be amazed by the line-up of performers, DJs, dancers, musicians, and artists. With fabulous shows, hilarious cabaret performances, and fantastic parties, good times will be guaranteed.

Large group of people having a party at European Gay Ski Week

3. Dinner Experiences

Speciality cuisine evenings like Raclette and Fondue, all complemented by the warm ambience of Val Thorens’ Michelin-starred restaurants in Les 3 Vallées ski domain.

Melted Raclette cheese added to a plate of food

4. Social Experiences

One of the highlights of EGSW is the incredible sense of community. Guests often arrive solo but leave with fantastic new friends.

Highlights at European Gay Ski Week

Skiers gliding on the snow holding LGBTQI+ flags

Après Ski – Loud, Proud & Fabulous!

  • Sunday through Thursday: 16h00-19h00
  • Friday: 16h00-20h30
  • The Après Ski events are the pulsating heartbeat of EGSW, creating incredible atmospheres as the sun sets and skiers gather for the party.


  • Sunday through Friday: 21h30-23h30
  • Attendees can prepare to be dazzled by captivating performances, shows, and non-stop entertainment.


  • Saturday through Friday: 22h00-04h45
  • Experience themed club nights with electrifying beats and ambience.

Pool Party 

  • Tuesday: 21h30-01h00
  • The famous Pool Party is something not to be missed.

Fondue Night 

  • Sunday night: €35 per person
  • Attendees can experience the local Savoyard speciality with communal pots of delicious melted cheese.
  • Booking early is recommended!

Raclette Night

  • Thursday night: €35 per person
  • Indulge in another local cheese speciality, served with potatoes, charcuterie, and local white wine, followed by a great cabaret performance.

Where to Stay

Courchevel and Méribel are super close and easy to ski to, making it the perfect base from which to enjoy Val Thorens’ festivities and, in particular, its daytime activities.

Consensio has two chalets and two apartments across Courchevel and Méribel.

Chalet Le Namaste in Courchevel

Chalet Le Namaste is a luxurious ski retreat in the exclusive Hameau de Cachemire. It offers direct ski access to Bellecote Piste and features a recent €2.5 million renovation. The chalet accommodates ten adults and up to four children in style. It also boasts a spa, terraces, and modern amenities, and exudes alpine chic with an authentic touch. Enjoy panoramic views and opulent living in this prestigious winter destination.


Chalet Bacchus in Courchevel Moriond

Chalet Bacchus is a ski chalet located on the Belvedere piste in Courchevel Moriond. This luxurious chalet offers ski-in/ski-out access and is just a short walk from the resort centre. With seven large en-suite bedrooms, a spa, cinema, pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and stunning mountain views, it’s designed for relaxation and enjoyment. The open-plan lounge and dining area feature a wine cellar and modern amenities. Chalet Bacchus is the ideal destination for a luxurious winter getaway in Les Trois Vallées.


Chalet Le Grenier in Méribel

Chalet Le Grenier in Méribel’s Morel region is a stunning ski retreat, just across from the Morel chairlift and Hulotte piste, offering direct slope access. Designed by renowned Alpine interior designer Nicky Dobree, this spacious chalet spans five floors and features a games room, expansive living spaces with mountain views, a TV snug, and well-appointed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The lower-ground spa includes a sunken Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room, and gym. With ski-in/ski-out convenience and Consensio’s personalised service, Chalet Le Grenier promises an unforgettable family ski vacation.


Chalet Chopine in Méribel

Chalet Chopine in Méribel is a charming and cosy Alpine-style retreat, ideal for 10 guests. Nestled in the private Dou du Pont area, it offers easy access to the Chaudanne lifts via a private chalet-to-piste shuttle and is a short walk from the resort centre’s shops, restaurants, and bars. Inside, the open-plan living and dining area exudes warmth with natural wood and textiles, complemented by an open fire and a well-stocked chalet bar. The chalet also features a sauna, hammam, indoor Jacuzzi, and a separate TV snug for relaxation, making it an ideal choice for a comfortable and convenient mountain getaway.


If you are looking for a more affordable stay, Consensio also has two luxury serviced Apartments in Méribel.

Apartment Petit Chamois in Méribel

Petit Chamois is a luxurious ski-in/ski-out apartment in Méribel. It accommodates 8 adults and 4 children with its master bedroom, three ensuite bedrooms, and a bunk room. Enjoy movie time in the playroom or unwind on the south-facing balcony with breathtaking valley views. Onsite parking adds convenience, and Consensio’s services, from ski lessons to breakfast delivery, make your holiday hassle-free and enjoyable.


Apartment Jossane in Méribel 

Apartment Jossane in Méribel accommodates four adults and four children. Its prime location at Le Rond-point provides direct access to the piste and lifts, with shops and restaurants nearby and the resort centre just a short bus ride away. After exploring the Three Valleys, guests can relax by the open fire with complimentary Champagne or unwind on plush sofas with mountain views.  Guests enjoy access to shared spa and gym facilities. Consensio’s dedicated concierge service ensures a personalised and hassle-free experience and daily cleaning keeps the apartment pristine.


Visit Consensio’s website for more information.

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