Top recommended ski resorts for group trips
Getting your ski buddies to agree on where to go is one of the hardest things for a group leader and as you are reading this we figure that you are going to take on the role of group ski holiday leader this winter! Below are some of the ski resorts you might like to consider.
Situated in the centre of the 3 Valleys ski area, itís ideally placed to reach Courchevel 1650 on the far left as you look at the piste map (about 40 minutes) and Val Thorens on far right (about 50 minutes) and with over 650km of piste suitable for all levels it makes it an ideal choice. We have a massive choice of chalets and club hotels which are ideal for groups. The night life is pretty good too!
St Anton, Austria
One of our top choices for group ski holidays, St Anton is best suited for intermediate ski levels and above as the choices for beginners are a little limited. The skiing is fantastic, high, and with one of the best snow records in Europe. Itís the night life that is the biggest draw for groups here. Many an hour has been lost by our clients in the Krazy Kangaroo bar!
Val Thorens, France
If you are skiing early or very late in the season, Val Thorens is a perfect choice, its Europeís highest ski resort at 2300m and most of the chalets, hotels and apartments are ski in ski out or very close to the pistes. Val Thorens is also home to the new Folie Douce slope side bar, which is a perfect setting at the end of a bright day for a spot of aprŤs ski dancing in the open air!
Val díIsere, France
A ski Mecca for mixed ability groups, high, with great early and late season snow. Linked with its sister ski resort of Tignes there is over 300km of skiing. Ski Line offer a massive choice of catered ski chalets of various sizes and a number of excellent value club hotels that are ideal for larger groups.
La Plagne, France
If your group has a few nervous beginners and a few off piste crazy boarders and skiers, La Plagne is a great choice offering a wonderful mix of runs to suit all levels. The ski area can be big or small; you can choose to take the local area pass of the full Paradiski area ski pass that doubles the size to include the Les Arcs ski area too. Ski Line offers a massive choice of Chalets and club hotels in all the villages of La Plagne.
Smart and swanky it may be, but Kitzbuhel has more to offer than just ladies in fur hats and coats. Kitzbuhelís extensive and varied slopes offer all levels of skier perfect skiing particularly since the new 3S cross valley gondola was installed in 2004. Ski Line offers a wide choice of hotels from the smart to the cheap so all budgets are well catered for. The night life is vibrant too.
Morzine has quick access to the higher slopes of Avoriaz and the rest of the extensive slopes of the Portes du Soleil with 650km of linked international skiing. Morzines fast one hour transfer time from Geneva is also a big draw for ski groups. Ski Line has a wide choice of catered chalets and budget hotels ideal for larger groups. The night life is pretty good too.
Alpe díHuez, France
A great choice for groups with mixed abilities. Itís high and sunny slopes offer a wide choice of varied terrain. Alpe DíHuez has good varied night life too, but if thatís not your thing, why not think about staying in the satellite village of Vaujany which is more laid back, but still with the same great skiing. Ski Line offers an excellent choice of ski chalets and club hotels here.
A Mecca for the advanced skiers and snow boarders who like their runs steep and deep. Set in the shadow of the majestic Mont Blanc, Europeís highest peek, itís a perfect choice for those of you who prefer to go off piste. The village centre has great aprŤs ski and a wild nightlife after dark. Ski Line has a wide choice of Catered chalets and affordable hotels, all offering great deals for groups.
So you have skied St Anton and now want to try a different resort in Austria? Ischgl is a perfect choice, high and snow sure with a traffic free centre with some excellent night life to match any ski resort you could name. We think itís a perfect choice and one that many fellow Brits are now discovering. Ski Line has a few great larger chalets here as well as a wide choice of hotels at all levels.
Sauze díOulx, Italy
One of the ski resorts in the popular Milky Way circuit and popular with British groups because of its varied skiing thatís suitable for all levels. The night life is entertaining too. Ski Line offers a wide a choice of hotels to suit all budgets and tastes.
For many, a ski trip to the USA isnít an Ďevery seasoní event, but we think itís certainly worth the effort of getting there. The snow quality makes even the most nervous skier feel like a snow God. Ski Line offers chalets and slope side condos and hotels all suitable for groups.
One of the best, if not the best, ski resort in the World! Whistler has to make it to the top of all keen skiers and snowboarders wish list of places to ski before you die! Snow fall is measured in feet rather than inches as they get so much! Ski Line offers a wide choice of catered chalets, hotels and slope side condos.
Thereís so much more to Zermatt that just a pretty mountain resort in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn, the skiing is fantastic too. Linked with the Italian resort of Cervinia there is plenty to keep your friends smiling all week. Ski Line has a wide choice of catered chalets of all price levels and the night lifeís good too.
Last but by no means least is the ever popular Swiss resort of Verbier, famed as a Mecca for advanced and intermediate skiers in a vast ski area known as the 4 Valleys itís a Ďmust skií resort with great night life. Skiline offers a massive choice of chalets, Club hotels and apartments to suit all budgets.