European Gay Ski Week (EGSW) 2020

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Mar 21

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Event booking closes on Mar 18 at 10:00:00
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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 intermediates & 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 travels to different resorts, so that skiers and boarders can explore new pistes and nightlife across the whole of the French Alps. 

In 2020 EGSW will return to Les Arcs Paradiski 1950 / 2000.

Whether you ski or snowboard, whatever your style and pace, the Paradiski area with its 425km of pistes has something for you!  70% of the pistes are above 2,000m, offering incredible snow quality.

EGSW features a fantastic outdoor Apres Ski party at the bottom of the home slope, and offers amazing events every day and every night throughout the week to entertain you and keep you pumping to the highest summits - caberet, themed fancy-dress parties, a pool party and late night clubbing!

Book your place at EGSW and you’ll get an exclusive €50 discount per person off the price, 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, party / apres-ski event pass, pool party - through the EGSW website as a package - it's cheaper and easier that way, and the total can be paid in periodic instalments between now and January, for those who may not want to pay the total upfront.

Lessons and Skiing/Snowboarding Guided Groups

EGSW offers ski school for all levels from complete beginners and up, and there are daily Hosted Ski and Snowboard Groups for intermediate and more advanced skiers/boarders.  Like last year, each guided group will be accompanied by an EGSW 'Snow Host' and a professional ski guide from Evolution 2. Skip is one of the Ski Snow Hosts and his partner Fred is a Snowboarding Snow Host.

Never skied?  Well EGSW is a great place to learn how to ski / board. Each year, lots of virgin skiers & boarders come to EGSW and join a beginners' class for their first on-snow lessons.

Helping ODL Members Connect to Share Accommodation

One thing that makes attending EGSW more fun is to share accomodation with other ODL members - it's a great way to meet other ODL members (and possibily also save some money!). There is an ODL Accommodation at EGSW WhatsApp group to assist people in communicating to book / share accommodation. Contact Skip by email to be added to the Accommodation WhatsApp group, or if you have any questions at all about accommodation or the booking process (A separate "ODL at EGSW 2020" WhatsApp group will be set up closer to the time to  communicate and arrange to meet up whilst at ski week).

Separately, we'd like to arrange, in advance, an ODL dinner on the Sunday evening and perhaps one other night too.  This will be arranged in advance via the WhatsApp group - last year we tried to 'wing-it' a bit with meeting up, but this year I'd like to get this dinner confirmed and in the diary in advance, so that everyone can meet-up, discuss their plans for the week etc.

EGSW supports OutdoorLads

EGSW will make a £10 donation to OutdoorLads for each member who has registered on the ODL website as attending this ODL Event at EGSW 2019 and made an EGSW booking that includes accommodation + EGSW Event Pass + 6 or more days Paradiski Lift Pass.

ODL Members can claim a €50 discount

ODL Full Members can receive a €50 per person discount off the price of an EGSW booking. To claim this discount, you must:

  • Be an ODL Full Member at the time of booking and during EGSW 2019 (21-28 March 2020).
  • Book ANY accommodation on the EGSW website.
  • Book an EGSW Event Pass (note: an event pass is required to attend Apres Ski).
  • Book a 6 day (or more) Paradiski Lift Pass on the EGSW website.

The discount applies to ALL EGSW accommodation options, including the shared accommodation packages (which wasn't the case previously!) - this means the entry level price including accommodation, lift pass and event pass is only €369.00!  The process for claiming this discount, including the discount code, is set out below.  The earlier you book, the cheaper it is!


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