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Résidence Les Olympiades - European Gay ski week

For our 16th edition of Europe's biggest LGBTQI+ Winter Sports and Music Festival. European Gay Ski Week will be taking over the resort of Val Thorens, the highest village in Les 3 Vallées ski area.

European Gay Ski Week is all about the skiing... but we love a good party as well!

The place vibrates with fun (it's a ski resort!), so imagine what it's like when 2,000 of our LGBTQI+ community and their allies descend on Val Thorens!

 

Résidence Les Olympiades is located in the busy centre of Val Thorens in Les Trois Vallées, France with the nearest slope, the Castor and Pollux blue slope, around 100m away.

The apartments are simply furnished and perfect for those who are looking for an accommodation in a great location on a budget. Résidence Les Olympiades has its own bread ordering service so you won’t have to worry about breakfast in the mornings (additional cost). Due to the high number of students that book here, it is not ideal for anyone looking for a peaceful and quiet accommodation.

  • Includes event pass
  • Great location
  • Bread ordering service
  • In the centre

Room types

2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type A maisonette
for 2 to 7 persons
  • surface approx. 29-43m²
  • number of beds: 7
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 3 (1 x one person pull-out bed; 2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 2: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type B maisonette
for 3 to 8 persons
  • surface approx. 43m²
  • number of beds: 8
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x one person pull-out bed)
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: sleeps 4 (2 bunkbeds (4 x single bed))
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 2: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
2-room apartment (1 bedroom) type C
for 1 to 6 persons
  • surface approx. 31m²
  • number of beds: 6
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x one person pull-out bed)
  • bedroom(s): 1 bedroom
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • cabin(s) (cabin 1: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed)))
  • bathroom(s): 1 bathroom
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
4-room apartment (3 bedrooms)
for 4 to 12 persons
  • surface approx. 55m²
  • number of beds: 12
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x one person pull-out bed)
  • bedroom(s): 3 bedrooms
  • 1st bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • 2nd bedroom: sleeps 4 (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed); 1 x double bed)
  • 3rd bedroom: 2 sleeping places (1 x double bed)
  • mezzanine(s):1 mezzanine:1st mezzanine: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed))
  • bathroom(s): 2 bathrooms
  • bathroom 1: bath, sink, toilet
  • bathroom 2: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
studio cabin
for 1 to 4 persons
  • surface approx. 22-25m²
  • number of beds: 4
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x one person pull-out bed)
  • cabin(s) (cabin 1: 2 sleeping places (1 bunkbed (2 x single bed)))
  • bathroom with: bath, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
studio type A
for 1 to 2 persons
  • surface approx. 16-20m²
  • number of beds: 2
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): 2 sleeping places (1 x one person sleeping couch; 1 x one person pull-out bed)
  • bathroom with: shower, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
studio type B
for 1 to 3 persons
  • surface approx. 20m²
  • number of beds: 3
  • non-smoking rooms
  • balcony
  • kitchenette
  • (mini) fridge
  • hotplate
  • microwave
  • coffee machine
  • dishwasher
  • (living) room(s): sleeps 3 (1 x one person pull-out bed; 2 x one person sleeping couch)
  • bathroom with: bath, sink, toilet
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: bed sheets (single) supplement . bed sheets (double) supplement (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)

Board basis

Tip!

- A booking without an adult is not possible in this accommodation.

- If you are traveling by car, you will need to park in the general resort parking areas. You can reserve a parking space on https://www.valthoparc.fr/. The best option is P1

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to airport lyon saint exupéry approx. 195 kilometres
distance to train station moutiers-salins approx. 45 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 100 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 200 metres
distance to ski school approx. 100 metres
nearest shops approx. 20 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 20 metres

Facilities

General Information
  • Official classification: no classification
  • class: basic
  • reception (open: saturday from 08:00 untill 12:00 and from 14:00 untill 20:00 o'clock, open: sunday untill friday from 08:30 until 12:00 o'clock and from 16:00 untill 19:00 o'clock)
  • elevator (number: 4)
  • lounge
  • bread delivery service
  • deposit (to be paid with credit card)
  • linen excluded (linen + bath towels)
  • supermarket (close to accommodation)
  • bakery (close to accommodation)
  • sports store (close to accommodation)
  • various shops (close to accommodation)
  • pets allowed
  • wireless internet available in public area: (free of charge)
Optional facilities
  • bath towel package: approx. 9,50 € per set (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: 11,50 € per set () (to be paid at resort)
  • linen package: 13,50 € per set () (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: approx. 50,00 € per week(s) (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 18 year approx. 0,80 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Deposit
  • deposit: approx. 200,00 € per person to be paid with credit card (to be paid at resort, obligated)

Val Thorens

The Val Thorens ski area is a unique and exciting skiing destination. It is the highest ski resort in Europe, and is therefore very snow-sure. That’s why it has been such a popular spot for ski enthusiasts for years. In Val Thorens, the ski lifts are always close to the accommodation, and at the end of the day you can ski all the way back to the front door.

In addition to its perfect slopes, the beautiful Val Thorens also offers fantastic après-ski options. You will find many terraces, bars, and nightclubs both directly by the slopes and in the centre, such as the renowned Snowcafé, Le Monde, Club 360, and La Folie Douce. Together with Les Deux Alpes, Val Thorens is known for the best après-ski scene in France. And in addition to its atmospheric bars and nightclubs, there are also several excellent restaurants in the area. Enjoy delicious regional dishes such as tartiflette, fondue, and raclette there.

Apartments in Val Thorens

There are several different types of apartments available in Val Thorens. Fancy some luxury, or will you opt for something simpler? You will also have the choice between staying directly by the slopes, or somehwere that is a bit quieter. Nearby, you will also have the convenience of two large shopping centres, a cinema, and a large sports centre with a wellness area. Want to experience something spectacular on your holiday? Then you should definitely go on an exciting snowmobile trip across the stunning landscape. It's all possible in Val Thorens!

Nearby resorts

Val Thorens falls under the Les Trois Vallées region. This region consists of more than 600 kilometres of slopes, making it one of the largest interconnected ski areas in the world. Due to its high elevation, you can ski there from November until mid-May.

Sports and wellness centre

At the end of 2022, a brand new sports and wellness centre will open in Val Thorens, called Le Board. This place is in honour of the 50th anniversary of Val Thorens and has a lot to offer. You will find several swimming pools, relaxation areas, sports facilities, a fun park, a wellness area, and a gym. Several events are also celebrated there, so always check the schedule in advance to see what fun things you can do.

Val Thorens

  • Highest ski resort in Europe
  • Guaranteed snow!
  • Best après ski options in France

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Val Thorens

Skiing in Val Thorens

Val Thorens is the highest located French ski resort and the city center is at an altitude of 2300 metres! From here there are many ski lifts to even higher located slopes. The village of Val Thorens is located in the ski resort with the same name, Val Thorens. Together with the ski areas Les Menuires, Méribel and La Vallée de Courchevel, Les Trois Vallées is one of the largest contiguous ski areas in the world. Overlooking several glaciers, the Val Thorens ski area offers a variety of routes so that skiers of all levels can enjoy this beautiful area.

 

Lift pass

When you book a ski trip to Val Thorens including a lift pass for Val Thorens, you can choose to extend it to the ski area Les Trois Vallées. For the not so advanced skier, a lift pass to Val Thorens is usually enough.

For those who want to discover more and make long journeys, it is best to buy a lift pass for the entire Trois Vallées area. Les Trois Vallées is the largest adjacent ski area in the world. With 185 lifts and 600 kilometers of beautiful slopes, you will go on a true journey of discovery here. We recommend that you choose to extend your lift pass already when booking, as you will pay significantly more for it in Val Thorens. (Please note that no lift passes for Trois Vallées are sold during the early or late season).

 

Lots of activities beyond skiing

If you are tired of the long skis or your snowboard, then you can choose between one of the many other activities that the ski area has to offer. How about discovering different hiking trails, a helicopter flight, soaring at 100 km / h on the zipline "La Tyrolienne" high above the slopes or mountain biking over the snow?

Location and surroundings

in the centre
distance to airport lyon saint exupéry approx. 195 kilometres
distance to train station moutiers-salins approx. 45 kilometres
distance to ski piste approx. 100 metres
distance to ski lift approx. 200 metres
distance to ski school approx. 100 metres
nearest shops approx. 20 metres
nearest (mini) supermarket approx. 20 metres

Practical information

Capital:
The capital of France is Paris

Time:

France is one hour ahead of the UK (GMT+1).

Language:

The official language is French.

Money:

The euro (€) is the official currency of France

Emergency number:

The local emergency number is 112.

Service charge (tip) in restaurants and bars :

It is not likely that the service charger will be added to the bill automatically. If you are pleased with the service you can round off or leave a tip of 10%.

Power:

The voltage is 220 and the socket is different compared to the general UK sockets. You can buy an European adapter in most airports and supermarkets.

Mobile:

A UK mobile phone should work in France. The setup for this may differ per provider, so it is best to inquire about this before hand.

Safety on the slopes:

In France, wearing a helmet is not mandatory but recommended (especially for children). In ski classes (for all ages), it is often compulsory.

Travel documents:

You must be in possession of a valid passport in order to travel to France.

Food and Drinks:

Cheese, croissants, baguettes and wine! It is possible to drink tap water.

Opening hours:

As a general rule, the shops are open on Monday/Friday from 09:00 to 19:00. However, some shops may close over lunchtime. On Sunday and Monday, a selection of shops are closed. Some supermarkets are open on Sunday mornings.

Public Holidays: 

Christmas Day:  25 December, 2014 (Thursday)

Boxing Day: 26 December, 2014 (Friday)

New Year’s Day:  1 January, 2015 (Thursday)

Good Friday: 3 April, 2015

Easter Sunday: 5 April, 2015

Easter Monday: 6 April, 2015

 

Travelling by car:
Most motorways in France require you to pay a toll fee. The Pas Piccolo San Bernardo is closed the whole winter (November - June). Always check the locat weather reports before departing.

In some cities and towns it is obligaroty to have a "environmentsl sticker". It is not possible to buy these stickers en route. You will have to order them online before you leave home. French authorities advise you to print out the form and the confirmation of the sticker if it does not arrive at your home in time. You can find the form on:
https://www.certificat-air.gouv.fr/en/demande-ext/cgu

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Flight information

You will fly with EasyJet or Jet2 to Geneva. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.

 

Departures from regional airports

Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.

 

Transfer

In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort. The average transfer time to Val Thorens is approximately 2 hours. For additional information about the transfer click here.

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Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

A ski pass for Val Thorens is included in the price. A ski pass for Les Trois Vallées can be booked at an additional cost.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your ski pass or no ski pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child and senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know which ski pass is included in your travel time? View our FAQ here .

It is possible to upgrade the Val Thorens ski pass into a Les Trois Vallées ski pass onsite for an additional charge. However, it is not possible to downgrade the Les Trois Vallées ski pass into a Val Thorens ski pass onsite. No money will be refunded for this.

Discounts 2023/2024:

Ski passes for children up to 4 years old are free and seniors will receive a discount. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting your ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information about equipment rental.

When you book additional ski equipment of the 'Gold' or 'Diamond' class, you can exchange this once a week for free snowboard equipment or freeride skis (not on weekends).

Children up to and including 11 years old get a free helmet.

The following equipment can be booked:

Bronze

This equipment is ideal for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is particularly manoeuvrable, so it makes turning and braking easy. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Even at high speeds, these skis provide great performance.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high-quality material and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:
Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (e.g., off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.

Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about lessons.

It is not possible to book ski lessons online for short stays. You can arrange this onsite.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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