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HOW TO DO A GROUP SKI TRIP
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Here are eight tips by ski holiday specialist Skiworld on how to successfully manage & book your group ski holiday.








It's worth it once you get there.

Having a big group of mates, a couple of families or your own extended family with all the generations in one place - the best place - in the snow.

It makes all the worry and effort of rallying the troops and booking the holiday worth it.

In your group you're bound to have varying ski abilities, a range of ages, a mix of couples and singles and almost always a differing opinion of what a ski holiday entails:

First and last lifts and early nights; Long lunches; Long apres...

Whether you're 8 or 80, here is some expert advice to make the booking ride more of a cruise.

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BOOK EARLY

By doing it early you'll get the widest choice of chalets.

And among these you'll have the pick of the lot with all those extra features that count.

The essential hot tub with a ski-in/ski-out location?

Then there are the early booking offers that each year get bigger and better (many of which are out for next season!) that can mean huge savings.

KNOW YOUR GROUP

Before you start get the low down from your group;

Does anyone have a disability that might restrict the chalet choice?

Are there small children?

Or older members?

It could mean a resort with a short transfer time, or a resort at a lower altitude might suit your crew better.

Does anyone have any special dietary requirements?

Get all the info before you set out to ensure only package holidays suited to you are in the pot - it'll make it all a much smoother process!

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PRIORITISE

What does the group need? And what does the group want?

Here is some example criteria for those going into their first group ski holiday:
  • Dates - Can everyone you want there be able to get the time off work?
  • Budget - Be as inclusive as possible
  • Resort - Slopes to suit all abilities
  • Luxuries - What's important? Will having ski-in/ski-out make or break the experience?
  • Extras - Will you want a day off from skiing to do other activities - a day in the spa? Ice skating?

ASK FOR DEALS

Often specific groups deals are available if you call up and talk to your tour operator, like Skiworld, rather than using a travel agent.

You just gotta ask...

There are discounts for full chalet bookings and Ski All-In Deals including lift passes and ski hire, among many more.

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FIX THE GANG

What's your group size - By setting a manageable limit on places you'll make two key jobs easy:

First off, it'll mean you can make a shortlist of chalets and resort options.

Second, you can generate that buzz which will mean people will (hopefully!) commit if there are only a certain number of places on the trip.

GET THE MONEY

We know how hard it can be, actually getting the £££ from your friends and fam.

But starting out, before you've even decided exactly where and when you'll ski, it'll help a whole lot if you can get your team to pay you their deposit.

This way you'll know how many people are actually keen to go (and the excited yes-men who won't actually come through).

This way, you'll be ready to strike when the right deal comes up!

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TAKE CHARGE

Have one person in charge.

Make sure they're organised, good with money and a good communicator.

It's a hard task, depending on your group of course, but can be worth it.

Leaders often get deals with tour operators such as a free lift pass.

And for booking a class ski trip your team should reward you with endless vin chaud and hot chocolates.

GO ALL IN

We can't tell you how much easier it'll make the trip.

Get quotes with everything included; lift passes, ski hire and ski carriage.

Find out how much the 'tax de sejour' is in the resort.

Avoiding any extra costs once you arrive on holiday will keep everyone happy.

All inclusive and catered chalet stays help out with big groups a great deal -

- One place for meals for everyone to be back for, cooking sorted, no need to traipse around the resort looking for restaurants or book ahead...

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We hope these help - now you just need to get your gang together and start thinking ahead to next season.

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