European Gay Ski Week 2016

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European Gay Ski Week 2016

Ski, party, repeat for 7 days. Live it, love it... Europe's biggest and best gay ski week is the European Gay Ski Week (EGSW).

This years event returned to Avoriaz in the French Alps. Situated in the center of the Portes du Soleil, known as the biggest linked ski area in the world. It offers access to high-altitude skiing for everyone among the most stunning panoramas in the Alps. You get to ski through alpine countryside, with open panoramic views of the the mountains.

Whether you like to take it easy or push yourself to the limits, you will find a wide choice of routes on varied terrain, skiing down into broad open valleys on pistes running through the trees. It’s a skiing experience that appeals to skiers of all ages & abilities! The altitude guarantees snow cover, making it one of the best snowsure ski resorts in Europe.

Avoriaz is a ski-in, ski-out resort where no car are allowed. Fully integrated into the surrounding ski area, Avoriaz is unique with its snowy pedestrianised streets, the taxis are horse-drawn sleighs, the streets are ski runs and all accommodation has direct access to the slopes.

With Geneva International Airport only 1½ hours away, and TGV stations equally close, the resort is very easy to access for EGSW’s international crowd.

The daily open-air Après Ski parties started at 4pm. Music, entertainers and an electric atmosphere made these events into the best loved part of the EGSW schedule. A great chance to mingle, make new friends and exchange the days ski stories. Trumpet man DJ Gordon Edge, vocalist Tonnic and Mickey on the saxophone provided a great mix of tunes to the dance floor. Plus there were several PA’s from Angie Brown, who's voice and energy took the party up a level.

After dinner each evening there were a choice of parties or cabaret, followed by the infamous after-hours complete with dark room.

Popular cabaret performers included La Diva Live, Ivana, Nicolette Street, Andromeda CircusCheddar Gorgeous, Lady Galore, James Gillan, Heidi Liscious and the Burlesque Girls.

Our favorite DJ’s included PaganoPaul HeronAdam TurnerDan Murphy and Tony English.

Many gogo boys provided the eye candy, dancing around in their speedos all week.

The biggest two parties were the Snowball (white party) and Erotica (black party). Some very creative costumes were in parade, many leaving very little to the imagination. As did the speedos in the pool party. Aquariaz water park was the venue for these, an indoor oasis of tropical vegetation with water slides, hot tubs, climbing walls and a rope swing.

All in all we had an amazing week of non-stop fun.

The skiing/boarding was great, plenty of sun, snow and ski buddies. 

Thanks to everyone who made it what it was and hopefully see you all again next year. 

More info: www.EGSW.eu

European Gay Ski Week 2016

 

ChrisGeary.com