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How to experience the best luxury group skiing holiday

By Adrianna Johns on 2nd December 2019

Whether you’re someone who is attempting to plan a memorable holiday for all your family or a fun getaway with your friends, finding time to reconnect with your close loved ones is incredibly important, regardless of how busy you are.

Planning a group getaway can be quite a task, especially if it’s your first time. There are several factors that you need to consider, such as finding a date when everyone is available, considering dietary demands and most importantly, what you are aiming to celebrate.

There is a simple question you need to ask yourself before you begin the planning process — why are you having this holiday? Whether it is to celebrate a birthday, a big milestone, to spend quality time together with friends and family or to even motivate or reward your team of staff, once you have determined the reasons for this getaway, you can begin planning accordingly to have the best group holiday there ever was.

Whilst there are many places you can go to and several activities you could do, we believe that there is nothing quite like planning a group ski trip — breathtaking views accompanied with exhilarating fun for everyone involved sounds like the perfect holiday to us, doesn’t it?

Planning a group skiing getaway can be quite a task, especially if it’s your first time

The planning

Before you begin booking, you’ll need to know how many people will be attending this group holiday — once you have an idea of the numbers, you can plan activities and choose the accommodation that caters to your specific group size.

Once you have the numbers arranged, simply find the perfect date. Generally, dates between early January through early March continues to offer the best times to go skiing, although do your best to avoid busy seasons where holidays like spring break could affect your time away — remember to book well in advance as ski resorts tend to book up rapidly.

When planning a group holiday, we suggest that you include several memorable details that could make your trip feel extra special. Consider ordering luxury personalised hoodies for each member of the group, as this will promote inclusion and become somewhat of a treasured item in years to come. If this sounds like a good idea, then School Leavers Company have a variety of fantastic designs to choose from and each hoodie has a luxurious feel.

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From Switzerland and France to the USA, there are many incredible ski resorts available around the world

The location

Choosing accommodation can be stressful, especially when you are not sure where to go. From Switzerland and France to the USA, there are many incredible ski resorts available around the world, thereby making the choice slightly challenging.

St Moritz in Switzerland has been gaining world-renowned attention since it opened its doors 150 years ago. Nowadays, it continues to boast a myriad of amazing activities — skating, bobsleigh, ice cricket, and of course skiing — as well as an incredible backdrop offering some of the most magnificent mountainous views in Europe.

With 350km of pistes ranging over four separate sectors, as well as three separate villages, the fame of this winter-sports resort has gained the attention of wealthy and famous clientele worldwide, thereby keep an eye open if you choose this resort as you may come across someone highly celebrated.

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St Moritz in Switzerland has been gaining world-renowned attention since it opened its doors 150 years ago. Image credit: Dmitry Chulov/Bigstock.com

If you are new to skiing then Courchevel in France will be an ideal choice for your holiday. Not only is it famous for its glitz and incredible properties, choosing to visit Courchevel means that you will have a memorable trip away — if you need to learn how to properly ski, then fear not, as they have a wide choice of ski and snowboard schools across the resort.

The activities

When you have found your ideal resort, you can begin planning exciting activities. Undoubtedly, skiing will be on the agenda and unless you need to take a refreshers course, you will not need to book ahead — the same goes for snowboarding.

If you decide to visit St Moritz, then skiing is not the only experience you can enjoy. Winter walking paths are available for scenery-enthusiasts, and white Turf horse races occur every year on the frozen lake, as well as ice cricket and polo. Similarly, Courchevel has 119 pistes to play on and with 62 lifts, finding your way around is very simple.

Regardless of the resort you choose, rest assured that there will be a variety of incredible restaurants to choose from, as well as a range of shops across the villages. At Courchevel, visitors can browse in all of the 100 shops available, which feature some of the best high-end designer boutiques in Europe.

If shopping isn’t interesting to you, then perhaps arranging a day in the spa, paragliding, sky diving or a helicopter ride across the resort would be more thrilling?