Whether you’ve got a group of 7 or 67, Skiing as a group with Skiworld is one of the best ways to experience the best bits of a chalet holiday. Sharing a week of laid-back lodgings, delicious food, plentiful wine and mountains of snow (literally) with your friends, you’ll come away with a ton of memories that will make you want to book next year’s trip even before you set foot on the transfer bus home! Whether you’re an experienced booker or a first-timer, our TOP TIPS FOR GROUPS below will keep you on the straight and narrow, making sure your trip is organised with minimum effort but creates maximum enjoyment!
- Book Early – We’ve had prices available for next season since January. You’ll get the widest choice of chalets with the best features for your group if you get in early.
- Know Your Numbers – Having a firm idea on how big your group is will make searching for a property SO much easier. It just saves a lot of back-and-forthing, which can be stressful.
- Collect Deposits First – If you get people to commit to the idea by giving you a deposit up front, you’ll be ready with the cash to strike when a great deal presents itself
- Prioritise – Making a list of the key features you want in a chalet will narrow down your search before you start. You can give this list to a Skiworld groups consultant and they’ll do the hard work for you, returning a list of the best chalets matching your criteria.
- Know your group – Make sure you know if anyone in your group has any specific requirements such as allergies or more importantly a disability which might restrict your chalet choice.
- Which resort? – Being aware of the different abilities in your group will enable you to choose a resort that will exhilarate everyone, rather than just the experts.
- Ask For A Deal – You may find that you can get a specific group deal if you ask… For example, if you fill a whole chalet with Skiworld you can save up to 20%pp!
- Follow The Leader – Ensure that the role of group leader is assigned to one person. The buck stops with them. It saves any confusion, especially with finances.
- Facebook Me – Set up a Facebook group and add everyone in your group to it. It’s a great way to keep in touch and for the rest of the group to get to know each other before the trip.
- Go All-In – When you get quotes and book, add on lift passes, ski hire and ski carriage at the same time. It makes it easier to organise, and the group will appreciate one easy fixed price to pay off when the balance is due.
- Banking – It’s a good idea to dedicate a bank account for holiday payments. You can keep track of who owes what, and pay your balance by BACS transfer over the internet. Easy!
Following on from the tips, our Groups Team (Tom and Gavin) have handpicked a selection of chalets below which have come up trumps for the dozens of groups they’ve booked this season:
Chalets Roussette & Altesse – La Plagne – Excellent if you are on a budget, and there is a variety of room types to suit a mixed group.
Chalet Karl Riml – Solden – Another excellent value chalet in an underrated resort with a huge and varied ski area. There is a pub attached and a ‘bar room’ downstairs!
The Aigle Lodge – Tignes – A cracking location for such a big chalet, with the benefit of hotel-like facilities such as a private indoor swimming pool and bar.
Chalet Louisa – Alpe d’Huez – A lovely freestanding chalet to call your own with luxuries such as a private hot tub and sauna.