A Gay Ski Week in the French Alps

Author: , April 3rd, 2017

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I’ve always been a bit dubious about my friend Mario’s vacation choices – he’s a big fan of gay cruises – so when he suggested a ski trip I was at first a little hesitant. After having learnt to ski on a few family holidays in Australia, since moving to London I hadn’t really got into the swing of regular winter mini-breaks to the ski resorts of Europe. By the time you add on ski hire, lift passes and new thermals, that amazing ‘cheap deal’ always seems to end up as quite an expensive vacation.

Mario assured me that this was different – a totally all-inclusive package to one of the top ski resorts in France. He had rounded up a group of nine gays, all of fairly limited skiing ability.

Our flight out of Gatwick airport was early. Really early. Mario marshalled us together at the check in desk – all present in body, even if the coffee had yet to kick-start our personalities. After a short flight to Grenoble and a (relatively) painless coach transfer, we arrived at our hotel in Les Deaux Alpes.

I am always slightly taken aback by the overwhelming beauty of the French Alps – endless soaring peaks, their snow-covered slopes so dazzling white that it almost hurts to look at them.

The organisation of our operator was impressive – hire gear and lessons were quickly sorted and we were soon settling into the bar to work our way through the cocktail menu. This was my first all-inclusive package trip and I hadn’t quite appreciated what that meant, but at dinner on our first night it became clear – all the food and all the alcohol was included – as much as you want! I’m not known for my self-restraint at the best of times, but this was a recipe for disaster.

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European Gay Ski Week 2017

Author: , September 7th, 2016

European Gay Ski Week

Nine years in the making. European Gay Ski Week 2017, the biggest and most spectacular “Gay Winter Sports and Music Festival” in Europe, will take place in Avoriaz in the picturesque French Alps, from March 11th-18th.

European Gay Ski WeekEuropean Gay Ski Week is the first choice for gay and lesbian people from all over the world who want to experience the perfect Winter Holiday in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Enjoy a week of skiing, snowboarding, parties, great food and spas, signature party nights, Erotica, Snowball, Wig Party, and the Pool Party. EGSW 2017 is joined by international club brands such as Brut (London), BearDrop (Paris), Salvaje (Madrid), hosting nights of their own: their decks will feature the best DJ’s from all over the world.

Located in the heart of the Portes du Soleil, the biggest ski area in the world, Avoriaz resort is fully integrated into the surrounding areas, with snowy pedestrianised streets, horse-drawn sleigh taxis, and accommodations that have direct access to the slopes.

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Gay Travel: The Alps, A White Wonder

Author: , April 10th, 2011

Gay Swiss AlpsAs though transported 3,000 miles from a Caribbean beach and lifted 2,500 metres onto the Alps, untouched snow glistened in the sun with greater ferocity than a cloud-bare sky at night. Surely the stars felt slightly threatened by this temporary frozen wonder.

The sun shone in full spirit as if challenging itself to remove the white carpet from its stage below – yet this complex structure defied its rays reflecting all energy back – defiant to win this fight til dusk when mist filled the valleys reminiscent of a Swedish steam room. By nightfall Les Deux Alpes is drowned by cloud – creating a haze that formed a ghostly awe to the mountain village.

Chalets sprawled across the landscape emitting yellow ad while glows transmitting its own constellation system. Skiers worn from the day’s slopes meandered the streets regaining their balance on two feet trying in earnest to forget the aches caused by the constant slides of their flexible boards. Exhausted yet determined to mix with their compassionate fellows we sipped wine ad beer to numb the throb of undiscovered muscles. Bed beckoned – while our stomached craved nutrition to build energy for a knowingly demanding day in the morning.

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