European Gay Ski Week Heads to Val Thorens


It takes place in the high altitude French resort 16th – 23rd March 2024. Sunweb is the official booking partner allowing people to select flights, accommodation, lift pass and event pass in one package. NEW

European Gay Ski Week is Europe’s biggest annual week-long celebration that brings together LGBTQ+ individuals and their allies from around the world.

They have access to more than 600 kms of snow-sure slopes.

There’s a wide range of specifically programmed après-ski activities:

  • Parties
  • Live music
  • Dinners
  • Cabaret and entertainment

People from up to 50 different countries usually take part in the event.

European Gay Ski Week is committed to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusivity.

It offers a safe and accepting space for people of all backgrounds to connect, have fun, and celebrate their diversity.

Sunweb is the first international operator to support European Gay Ski Week and is its sole tour operator

Further details of the event and how to book can be found here.

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

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“Sunweb’s commitment to accessibility and inclusivity aligns perfectly with our values, and we are confident this partnership will enhance our guests experience bringing all the benefits of booking through a major tour operator whilst allowing us to concentrate on creating an even more unforgettable event,” said the founder of European Gay Ski Week, Kevin Millins.

“To have a company like Sunweb supporting an event like this is hugely important to our international community and is a significant step forward.

“We’re confident their allyship will lead the way in continuing to grow this wonderful event.

“With the support of Sunweb, our guests can now book their event passes, accommodation, lift passes and flights all in one place, making the planning process much more convenient and hassle-free.”

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

“We are excited to partner with European Gay Ski Week and provide a unique customer experience for all attendees,” said the  Head of Communications & PR at Sunweb Group, Martine Langerak.

“We are proud to support an event that promotes inclusivity and diversity and are committed to making travel more accessible to everyone, believing that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of skiing.”

Val Thorens sits at 2,300m is Europe’s highest ski resort and is part of of the mighty 3 Vallees.

Val Thorens is a four-time winner of ‘World’s Best Ski Resort’.

In 2022 it was the winner, for the 10th time of ‘Best Ski Resort in France’.

Accommodation options range from 5-star luxury hotels & boutique hotels to compact ski-in ski-out apartments.

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens, France. Image © PlanetSKI

For eating there are burger joints to Michelin-starred restaurants.

There is a multitude of bars and clubs open until the early hours every night.

3 Valley Rally, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

The resort is used to holding such events.

Last season it hosted the inaugural 3-Valleys Rally that PlanetSKI attended:

3 Valley Rally. Image c/o PlanetSKI

3 Valley Rally. Image c/o PlanetSKI

3 Valley Rally. Image c/o PlanetSKI

3 Valley Rally. Image c/o PlanetSKI

About Sunweb Group 

It is one of the largest travel operators in Europe and the  Sunweb Group is the driving force behind brands across seven international markets – in the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, UK, France, Sweden, and Germany. 
Sunweb Group’s ambition is to become the leading digital holiday expert.

“We’ll do this by continuing to develop distinctive digital brands that stand out and create personal and unique memories together with our partners,” it claims.

With around 400 employees and more than 250 tour guides and regional managers in local destinations, it serves more than a million customers every year. 

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