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March 21st, 2017 update
After a week of truly spectacular weather and snow, we are very excited to announce that Gay Ski Buddies will return to Meribel, their spiritual ski home where it all began in 2009, for another week of fun, frolics and some serious skiing at the worlds largest ski area.
We will be taking advantage of the fabulous 4* Chaudanne and 5* Kaila hotels as well as the trusted favourite 3* Eterlou. All these hotels are linked and will offer our Gay Ski Buddies all the options they may need for their holiday.
I am certain though, just like this year, many will find it hard to leave the 37C heated outdoor pool after a fun day’s skiing.
Photos and more details will be posted here soon!
7 days skiing in the largest linked ski resort in the world.
Options of 3, 4, and 5 start hotels that are linked. A truly unique proposition!
Flights or Eurostar from London options
5/6 nights half board with a variety of half board restaurants
International flights are available for our many global Gay Ski Buddies.
Let us take care of all the practicalities and just enjoy your skiing holiday.
Themes already announced for next year!
Slope day theme: Gods and Goddesses
Last night Champagne Party: Showtime!
Let your imagination run wild!
I am already so excited!
Email me if you would like a few more details.
Niko x :)
As of 2017 Martikas offers our Gay Ski Buddies tailor made individual packages with a clear break down of all costs. This allows a much bigger flexibility for all our clients.
You can take our group flight, Eurostar service, or ask us to organize your own private flights and transfers to the resort.
We can tailor make a package for you so that you enjoy the best ski holiday experience.
Our packages can include all the following:
Seven night stay at 4* La Chaudanne, 5* La Kaila and the old favourite 3* L’Eterlou Hotels (others available on request)
· Return Flights to Geneva (individual flight options with many other airlines available) or
· Return Eurostar train service to Bourg St Maurice
· Transfers to and from the resort of Meribel
· Seven nights Half Board - 7 full hot buffet breakfasts, four and five course dinners at selected restaurants (including some evening beverages)
· Afternoon snacks available between 3.15-5pm at the hotel
· The Gay Ski Buddies Event Pass (see description for details)
· Five Days’ exclusive ski or snowboard hosting for groups of different skill levels (from intermediate minimum)
· Our famous Champagne Leaving Party (Showtime theme for 2018 - so better get ready!) and Free Bar Bowling nights!
· We will continue our recent tradition of a fun costume ski day and après ski main party with a “Gods and Goddesses of the mountains” theme for 2018!
· Six day all-area Le Trois Vallees adult ski pass (worth €294 each for the 2017 season)
Please get in touch via the request link below or call us to have a chat. We will be happy to forward you a quote to meet your requirements.
We look forward to welcoming you and your friends, as we are sure you can't wait to get in on a slice of the action!
The Team x
We love taking to you. Call us or messages us from our link below for more information on this event or any other private travel services Martikas Ltd offers.
We love chatting to you. Just pick up the phone and let us help you create your future unforgettable memories.
Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: By appointment
Sunday: By appointment
We plan to organise a Eurostar day train option from London St Pancras, economy and premium economy. We are happy though to offer you flights with your preferred airline or to use your air-miles.
More details will be announced here just after mid June 2017 when Eurostar will be able to offer us officially seats.
We are organising return transfers based our group travel times. Especially from Bourg St Maurice to Meribel. If you organise your own flights or train travel but wish to join our transfers please let us know and we will do our best to fit you in.
If you rather prefer to have a luxurious private transfer on your own or with your friends or even by helicopter all you have to do is ask. We are here to make your holiday unforgettable.
Yes, we include your lift pass with your event pass cost. It will be ready for on arrival at the hotel. We do recommend though you have adequate insurance. We always suggest that you get the additional Carte Niege cover from the resort lift pass office.
To join our event it is a requirement that you have a ski insurance. You will need to supply your cover details before we issue your tickets. It is your responsibility to get adequate cover. Unfortunately we cannot (we are not allowed to) offer advice on which one.
By all means. We are an inclusive company regardless of anyones' sexuality, race, colour or gender identity - add any other non discriminatory description here ;) What makes us special is simply the fact that we all love the mountain and meeting get people and leaving with amazing friendships.
We love you and we love having fun and we want you to join us!
We are members of the Travel Trust Association. Our Membership number is U9638a
We also hold an ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority. Our membership number is T7433
Over the years I've had a great time at various gay ski weeks and events around the world, however I always felt there was room for something different. An intimate and guest-focused experience, where the events and socialising are not at the expense of enjoying the best possible ski slopes in the finest conditions.
This is why I first founded Martikas, a TTA-accredited and ATOL protected independent gay tour operator, aiming to provide the utmost excellence in winter gay travel. in 2009 we launched a fully comprehensive, customisable, all-inclusive gay package holiday to world-famous Meribel in the biggest ski area on the planet at the heart of the Three Valleys. Since then, we have had six extremely successful seasons, with excellent feedback. Our trips have allowed our guests to enjoy the slopes at the most snow-sure time in exclusive, premium catered accommodation. With a range of dedicated events and parties arranged specifically for our groups, we have seen the majority of our guests coming back for more.
Over the past few years we have enjoyed the spectacular resorts of Chamonix, St Anton and Meribel amongst others. More people have had the chance to enjoy our holidays and a lot of them have brought their friends along for the ride. With fresh memories from the past few months, we have started preparation for another amazing season in 2017.
At all our Gay Ski Buddies events expect to find:
· Vast, world-class ski areas, with brilliant skiing for all levels of skill and experience
· Carefully organised itineraries with time for everything from ski lessons and parties to cosy dinners and pure relaxation
· Sparkling and eclectic company in exclusive and intimate Gay Ski Buddies chalets or hotels
· High-quality accommodation, catering and service
· Dedicated social events and activities
· Plus everything included at one fantastic price (with a few optional extras)
I look forward to welcoming you on one of our Gay Ski Buddies weeks soon!
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