European Gay Ski Week 2022

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Mar 19

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EGSW is suitable for all levels of skier and boarder. There are ski / board school lessons to suit complete beginners, intermediates & advanced; hosted on-piste groups for intermediate & above; guided off piste tours for advanced & experts.

European Gay Ski Week (EGSW) is the largest LGBT+ skiing and snowboarding event in Europe, with more guests and bigger parties than any other. EGSW is the only ski week that moves to different resorts, so that skiers and boarders can explore different resorts, pistes and nightlife across the whole of the French Alps. 

EGSW will take place at Les Arcs 1950 / 2000 from Saturday 19 March to Saturday 26 March 2022.

Les Arcs is part of Paradiski (Les Arcs, Peisey-Vallandry, La Plagne), the second largest linked ski area in the world, with 425km of pistes over 14,390 hectares

You can ski with your ODL friends or join an EGSW hosted ski or snowboard group to meet new people too.

Book your place at EGSW and you’ll get an exclusive €50 discount per person off the Event Pass and €30 per person off shared accommodation, plus OutdoorLads will get a £10 donation from EGSW (Full details and exclusions below).

A great thing about EGSW is that you can arrange everything - accommodation, ski / boarding equipment, lift pass, après-ski / party event pass, mountain lunch - through the EGSW website as a package.  It's cheaper and easier that way, and the total can be paid in instalments between now and January, for those who may not want to pay the total upfront.


Attending EGSW is an excellent way to meet new people while you learn to ski or board or just have fun on the slopes. EGSW organises all of the classes, hosted groups and après-ski/parties.

Given the Saturday arrival day can often be quite chaotic, an ODL dinner will be arranged for the Sunday evening so we can all meet and get to know one another.  This will give ODL members at EGSW the chance to see what everyone else is up to and perhaps make plans for skiing or meeting during the week.

Each afternoon at the après-ski venue beginning at 16:00 (it gets busy from 16:30), the ODL contingent will get together for a bevvie and a chat about that day's fun or to plan that evening. An "ODL at EGSW 2022" WhatsApp group will be available for ODL members to use to plan catch-ups throughout the week, including drinks or dinner.

Discount for ODL Members

ODL Full Members can receive a €50 discount off the price of the EGSW Event Pass and €30 per person discount for shared accommodation. To claim this discount, you must:

  • Be an ODL Member (i.e.: not PAYG) at the time of booking and during EGSW 2022 (19-26 March 2022).
  • Book accommodation on the EGSW website.
  • Book an EGSW Event Pass (note: an event pass is required to attend EGSW après-ski).
  • Book a 6 or more days Paradiski Lift Pass on the EGSW website.

The process for claiming this discount is set out i the Detailed Location section below.

EGSW supports OutdoorLads

EGSW will make a £10 donation to ODL for each ODL Full Member who has registered on the ODL website as attending this ODL Event and made an EGSW booking that includes accommodation + EGSW Event Pass + 6 or more days Paradiski Lift Pass.

For more info:

European Gay Ski Week Website

Detailed information on accommodation options at EGSW, getting to Les Arcs and other practical issues is provided below.


PLEASE NOTE: There are two European gay ski events this coming winter in France: this one (European Gay Ski Week - EGSW) and European Snow Pride, which takes place the week before EGSW.  Make sure you're signing-up to the one you wish to attend, especially if your friends are booked onto one already.  This event page is for European Gay Ski Week EGSW (Of course you can do both if you like!)  



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