Organising group ski holidays can be challenging. Not only do you have loads of different needs, such as different skiing abilities, but you also have loads of opinions. Don’t worry. These five tips will help make the planning process a bit easier, so that you can enjoy your next group ski trip – hassle free!
1. Split out the organising duties
The organising of a group ski holiday can be difficult. So if you are starting to feel like you have too much on your plate, dish out some duties! Split up the responsibility amongst different members of the group. Have someone sort out the transfers. Have someone else book the ski hire. And hand off the ski lesson organising.
This way, no one person has all the pressure on themselves. Also, the more opinions and ideas that are brought into the mix = a better ski holiday for everyone.
2. Pick a resort for all levels of skier
Choosing the ski resort is the first step in organising your ski holiday, so choose one that works for everyone in the group. Some resorts are full of advanced terrain, and others might not have enough for those looking to go off-piste. Your best bet is to choose a resort with a mix of terrain and piste levels.
La Tania is a great option because it has such great access to both Courchevel and Meribel ski areas. La Tania itself doesn’t have loads of beginner runs – although the green piste is getting a facelift this year – you still have so many options in nearby resorts.
3. Decide what you want to spend
Skiing can be an expensive holiday. Or it can be relatively reasonable, depending on where you go and how you spend it. It can be a touchy subject with a group if not everyone is keen to spend on the same things. Agree if you want to be eating out or not. Or agree to disagree. Just make sure it’s addressed beforehand so that no one ends up feeling pressured to spend more money than they planned.
La Tania is a really affordable option for accommodation. And being part of the Three Valleys, you won’t sacrifice amazing skiing or delicious food and drink options. We have both catered and self-catered chalets in La Tania, the perfect base for your next ski holiday. Choose the style that fits your group’s needs.
4. Sort out lessons beforehand
Normally there are advanced skiers in the group, as well as some lesser experienced skiers and maybe some first-timers. The best part about going in a big group, is that everyone enjoys themselves on the slopes, and that doesn’t necessarily mean skiing altogether.
It’s also most important for beginners to get proper instruction. Although it might sound like a good idea for your friend who’s been skiing for 10 years to teach you. In reality, ski instructors are trained for a reason – it is a skill. It usually ends poorly, and most importantly that experience friend isn’t going to be fully enjoying their time on the slopes, and that isn’t fair.
Get your lessons sorted ahead of time so that’s one less thing you need to faff with when you arrive in resort. And so that you know everyone in your group will have a good experience on the snow.
5. Plan a fun day out
Fancy dress outfits on the slopes all day long? Dancing the afternoon away at the Folie Douce? Or an après-ing to some live music at the Ski Lodge? Plan one big day out in the week for everyone to let loose. The best part about having a big group making memories and sharing experiences together.
Hopefully organising your next group ski holiday will be a bit smoother with these tips. And if you have more questions about skiing and staying in La Tania, check out our blog.