Although it may seem a bit early on to be booking ski trips for the upcoming winter season, if you have a group of people taking holiday together but with mixed levels of skill, it is imperative that you book lodgings as soon as possible. The earlier the better. You will want to consider the best resorts for mixed groups and, of course, whether or not there are any lessons available for those who are novices on the slopes.
Typical Groups to Book Ski Holidays
Quite often families like to book ski holidays because it provides family fun for all ages whilst there are pubs and restaurants where couples can enjoy an evening out after a day in the snow. Bearing in mind that families tend to have members from very young ages to grandparents who come along, it is important to book a holiday at a resort that caters to novices whilst offering slopes for more experienced skiers.
Oftentimes companies like to reward top performing employees by offering a weekend trip on the slopes and this can be a great way to form team camaraderie. Quite often resorts have banquet rooms and AV facilities so you could have a trip with a dual purpose – time on the slopes and time for a quick staff meeting. It’s an amazing way to let the creative juices flow as your team will be in a more receptive frame of mind and just may amaze you at some of the input you’ll receive!
Why Book Lodgings Far in Advance?
One mistake that many people make is in waiting until the last minute to book lodgings at some of the most popular resorts. Of course we all know those resorts are favoured because of the quality of the snow and slopes but also because of the amenities. When booking for just a couple who want a weekend away, it may not be a problem. However, when booking for a group, space may be limited on the weekend you have decided on if you wait until a week out from your trip. Book early and you shouldn’t have that problem.
What Type of Resort Would Best Suit Mixed Groups?
One piece of advice would be to keep in mind that not all resorts are well-suited to all levels of skiers. Whilst most do have trails that are suitable for the first few levels of skill, some are better suited to the more advanced sportsman who can handle moguls and controlled turns comfortably. Then there is all the buzz about off-piste skiing. You would never want to bring a “Never Ever” skier to an off-piste slope simply because these are not trails that can be easily traversed. Make sure to check with the resort you are booking with to ascertain whether or not both piste and off-piste skiing is available.
The bottom line is to talk to the resort prior to finalising your accommodations. Ask whether or not there is a ski instructor available for your beginners and whether or not there will be some exciting areas for off-piste skiing for those with advanced skills on the trails. All in all, booking a group ski trip can be a wonderful way of getting people together to have a fun time indoors (in front of the fire!) as well as out.