02. The Skiing

The Ski Area

Trois Vallées is the largest ski area in the world. Our host village Les Menuires is a hidden gem with probably the best position, as far as skiing is concerned, in the whole of region. It is located at an altitude of 1850m on the west facing slope of the Vallee de Bellevilles which is beautifully bathed in sunshine right up until the evening

Where ever you are staying all our events and parties will be within easy reach and our resort of Les Menuires has all the advantages of a ski from the doorstep resort.


Hosted Ski & Snowboard Groups

Our hosted groups are very popular! Sign up early!

From Sunday to Friday our fabulous Snow Hosts will be taking groups (only for passholders) on tours of les 3 Vallées ski area. (Wednesday is a free day with no hosted groups)

Our hosted groups are very popular! To guarantee you get a place we strongly recommend booking in advance. We cannot guarantee a place if you register on the Saturday(17th) or later.

The groups are not all the same and cater for people with different preferences for how they ski - very fast, fast, or more leisurely - and how they like to lunch.

EGSW Ski School

Classes available for all levels of skiing/boarding
From 150€

In les Menuires, we are only working with LGBT friendly instructors who work to the highest standards, and they will be creating, specifically for the passholders of the European Gay Ski Week, Europe's only gay ski & boarding courses.

Introduction to Off-Piste

Half Day Hosted Group
25€ and includes all equipment

Win bragging rights in complete safety. On this half-day, the ski instructors will join the Hosted Groups in the morning and you’ll experience the magic silence of beautiful scenery away from the crowds, and the joy of fresh snow: exhilarating, yet forgivingly soft!  The groups will stay the same, but those who do not want to try the off-piste will ski with another group with the same skiing preferences for the morning.


With such a vast ski area at our feet, there are virtually unlimited Off Piste possibilities within les 3 Vallées ski area. We have Three Day and One day Off Piste Guided Groups accompanied by a High Mountain Guide, the actual itinerary to be followed will be decided upon at the start of each day by the Guide, based upon the weather conditions and which itinerary is likely to have the best snow conditions.

Lift Passes

6 Days Full 3 Vallées Pass
From 284 € for 6 days

Cost of  a 6 day Lift Pass if purchased with or after you have bought an event pass is 284€. The Lift Pass is a full pass for Les 3 Vallées. (the standard cost for a 6 day lift pass is 300€.)

This discounted lift pass can only be obtained by booking them through our website or from our customer service desk or at the welcome meeting. If you do not have an event pass, lift passes can still be purchased from our customer service desk but at the standard rates.

Lift passes of any duration between 1 and 14 days are also available for Event Pass holders.

Ski & Snowboard Equipment Hire

Ski Packs With Skis, Poles and Boots
From 65€

For 2018 we have negotiated for European Gay Ski Week passholders a wide selection of this season's skis, boots, and freestyle / free ride boards available  from our suppliers shops throughout the resort at what are probably the lowest individual hire rates available in the resort.

The indicated prices are for 6 days.

Carré Neige

On Piste Rescue Insurance
2.80€ per day per person
  • Flat daily rate for any stay from 8 and 21 days
  • Covers ski and all other winter sports
  • No up-front payment to make in the event of rescue
  • Combined insurance and rescue cover in one policy
  • On-line declaration and claim service
  • Overall cover limit of 50 000€ during your stay, with a maximum one-off excess fee of 40€ per claim
  • Comprehensive cover guaranteed from the first day of purchase

For example, Carré Neige covers you in the event of :

  • Accident while skiing or doing other winter sports on all designated pistes including off-piste areas serviced by ski-lift
  • Accident while doing sledge
  • Sickness during your stay
  • You being immobilised as a result of an accident while skiing or doing other winter sports. Carré Neige will cover repatriation of you and your family, as well as your vehicle

Ski Clothes Hire

We have teamed up with Crevasse who specialise in hiring all the clothing that you will need to stay comfortable on the mountain whether you are skiing, snowboarding or just going for a stroll.

Crevasse also have all the accessories that you will need.

If you wish you can hire just a single item or you can just hire everything that you will need for your days on the slopes.