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How to Organise a Group Ski Holiday

Have you been assigned the role of organiser for the next group ski break? No idea where to begin? If so, don’t worry about it! You can plan the best group ski holiday to the French Alps with this Hucksters Lodge essential guide. No matter what type of group you are, we have you covered!

How to Pick the Ski Resort

The perfect ski trip begins with the perfect resort. Of course, your choice will be dependent on what type of group holiday you’re organising and the people you’re going with. If you want to be crowned the holiday expert and celebrated for your pick, be sure to do your research by doing an extensive online search for ski resort guides. Yes, the skiing will be a major factor in your decision-making but what about those added extras?

What else is there to do in the resort for the times when you won’t be skiing? Are there bars and events in the night-time if you’re planning a stag do? What about a relaxing spa for the hen do? Is the resort child-friendly for family getaways? What facilities are there in the accommodation and nearby villages?

Think about the type of holiday you’re looking for and make a checklist of what would make or break your holiday. For more assistance, be sure to get in touch with us so we can help you pick the best location for your ski group.

How to Pick the Ski Resort
When is the Best Time to go Skiing?

When is the Best Time to go Skiing?

Another key decision to make early in the planning process is what time of year to go. Some group holidays will be tied to certain times of the year like school holidays. It’s important to keep in mind that these weeks can be very busy in the season, so booking early will avoid disappointment.

Planning around everyone’s work schedule can also be difficult so arranging time off from work at the same time is important to ensure a smooth planning process. Check the available dates to find a time that works for everyone to prevent anyone being left behind. There’s nothing worse for a group of friends than FOMO.

The season can also play into the decision.

Early December is often a cost-effective choice for group holidaymakers looking for a bargain. We offer great group ski deals for our first week of the season to encourage people to come out to us before the Christmas rush. Christmas and New Year skiing holidays are popular and we often get booked out quickly. If you want a magical Christmas with the family, and leave the cooking to someone else, you’ll want to book swiftly to secure your place with Hucksters Lodge Ski Holidays.

January will offer some cheap deals once the New Year rush has gone. If you’re up for starting the new year with an epic adventure, you may want to consider booking in January. It’s typically just as good for the snow but it will be quieter which will allow you to have the slopes all to yourself!

We pick up again in February so book now if this is your ideal time as half-term is popular with families. If you are flexible with dates for February, get in touch and we would be happy to arrange the best holiday for you and your friends.

March and April bring the spring season and some warmer weather which can be welcomed for those looking for some sun on their holiday. During these months we also have some sizzling deals for those looking for a budget ski break. Easter will also be your last chance to catch some ski before the next season. We advise contacting us for updated snow reports and some suggestions on the best resorts during this time before booking.

Planning for the Skill Levels in Your Ski Group

You don’t want anyone to miss out on the fun. In a big group, there are bound to be individuals who are beginners and some who have already skied before. A lot of resorts cater for beginners with closed-off areas that help skiers build up their confidence with instructors. Finding a resort with ski instructors will be an important factor, as well as booking these lessons as soon as you have your dates assigned. During peak times, ski schools can get booked up fast so this is not something you want to leave to the last minute. Check the reviews and qualifications of the school before committing to purchase, and be sure to check that they can speak English (most will!) so that there are no language barriers when it comes to the lesson. Lessons will help any beginners get the basics down so that they can advance as skiers. How long it takes to learn to ski will vary depending on experience and the amount of lessons you opt for.

The more seasoned skier, however, will want to try a varied terrain to test themselves. The best way to find a resort that caters to all is to check the skill levels of everyone in the group and mark it against the type of pistes available in the resort. The perfect mix will be great for a varied group. (Get in touch with us today for advice on our Vallandry, Serre Chevalier, Tignes and Bovec resorts). And remember – no one wants to be left on their own on a group holiday, so make sure that everyone feels included and has some friends to be with when planning your activities.

Beginners may not want to invest in equipment and clothing if this is a one-off experience. Check that you can hire equipment at the resort before booking to avoid any disappointed members of the party.

Planning for the Skill Levels in Your Ski Group
Planning for Your Budget

Planning for Your Budget

Skiing holidays can vary in prices depending on the resort and type of accommodation you go for. Holiday budgets should also include lessons, equipment hire, insurance, lift passes, general holiday expenses, travel and food. Be realistic with your holiday budget and do your research before committing to a resort. If you’re looking for value for money, Hucksters Lodge has your back, with half-board accommodation at budget-friendly prices. Get in touch with us if you want any help working out your budgets and how much you should set aside for a ski break. You can also look online to get a rough guide to how much skiing holidays costs. Our prices will be hard to beat!

Getting to the Ski Resort

You will also have to decide how you will be getting to the resort. There are many options you can choose from including plane, train, car or you may want to go for our coach holiday option.

Of course, your travel arrangements will be dependent on your budget and time involved with the travel. We can help you pick the best options during a holiday consultation as we’ve done the journey so many times… just call us the experts! Remember that we can also organise transfers for you if required.

Getting to the Ski Resort
What Groups are Skiing Holidays Good For?

What Groups are Skiing Holidays Good For?

Group ski holidays are perfect for any type of occasion, from the Christmas work do, hen or stag party, family/friend’s get together or the school trip.

Skiing for a Stag or Hen Do

Planning a perfect stag or hen party can be just as overwhelming as the wedding planning itself. You want to make unforgettable memories with your friends to mark the next stage in your life, so a night out in the local town just won’t cut it. At the same time, you don’t want to blow all your budget on the stag and hen dos that it dents your wedding plans. If you’ve stuck with the tradition of the best man/maid of honour planning the occasion, the pressure can be high to plan the ultimate blowout. Enter value ski holidays to the rescue – the best way to celebrate the last few weeks of freedom. Your days will be spent gliding down the slopes and the nights immersing in the après ski. What’s more, there’s plenty more to do in the Alps than just skiing and snowboarding to make this a trip your friends will be talking about for years to come.

Skiing for a Christmas/Work Party

Your staff have worked hard throughout the year and you want to treat them to something special. If you’re bored of the same old Christmas meal or office party, you may want to try something new to galvanise the staff for the upcoming year. Budget-friendly Christmas parties are easy to arrange with Hucksters Lodge as we offer half-board accommodation suitable for large groups.

Get the Family and Friends Out for a Ski Holiday

Make magical memories your friends and family will remember for a lifetime. Our accommodation is perfectly sized for families and friends of any group size, with several communal areas where you can get to know other holidaymakers staying with us. We provide glorious home cooking in our half-board chalets and apartments so you can refuel after a day’s skiing or sightseeing. Our accommodation is comfortable and family-friendly.

Skiing for a School Trip

If you’re a teacher or parent looking to plan a traditional ski trip, get in touch with us today. We can accommodate large groups with very generous discounts. Our comfortable accommodation options are close to ski schools, with Vallandry and Serre Chevalier practically ski-in ski-out chalets, so you can easily turn the kids into little ski pros! You may want to consider our coach transfer option as the best way to travel to and from our resort. For more details specific to your school trip, contact us today.

If you want to organise the best group skiing holiday, look no further than Hucksters Lodge Holidays. We promise our customers value for money and friendly service in half-board accommodation in France and Slovenia. We’ll be surprised if you find a deal that beats ours! Get in touch with us today to book or plan your group ski break. See our group discounts HERE!

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