Why your next group holiday should be on the slopes

From serious skiers to après-ski lovers, group ski holidays keep everyone happy

You’ve set up the WhatsApp chat for your group holiday but 150 messages in and you’ve yet to decide on a getaway that meets everyone’s needs. Sounds familiar? It may be the struggle of finding a resort suitable for three generations, having to balance the needs of a number of families or groups of friends, or even the choice of different climates – either way, booking a group holiday can be stressful.

A group ski holiday is the go-to getaway that covers all bases and will easily put a smile on everyone’s faces, whether that smile comes from hurtling down the slopes, relaxing in a spa, hiking in the mountains or enjoying the talents of a Michelin-starred chef.

Planning essentials

When it comes to planning, nail down each person’s non-negotiables early on. These are usually centred around budget, accommodation quality and travel time. Once you’ve got that pinned down, you can move on to planning the day-to-day. With a multitude of activities at every ski resort, the whole gang is guaranteed to have an amazing time day and night. But if you need more convincing, take a look below at some of the highlights you can expect from your skiing group holiday (and no, you don’t have to be a snowmaster to have fun!)

Relax…

Like the seriously sporty who will want to dedicate their entire holiday to playing on-piste, a getaway to a ski resort caters just as well to those who want to slow down. Guests who want to take it easy can retreat to a cosy spa and spoil themselves with a whole host of treatments. The more active members of the group can join later and enjoy deep-tissue massages to ease up their joints after a day spent perfecting their tuck.

Fitness bunny alert

Instead of an all-out health and fitness retreat, group ski holidays allow fitness bunnies to get their heart rate racing while having fun with friends, swishing their way down the slopes using muscles they wouldn’t normally use while filling their lungs with fresh air. If they’re up for a challenge, suggest walking up the slope instead of using a ski lift and they’ll have burned off last night’s mulled wine in no time. Then they can come back to the spa with their friends and, this time, exercise the soul.