Your Gnarly Group Ski Trip: Is a DIY Ski Trip Really the Best Use of Your Time?

Youth group leaders carry a lot of responsibility. You want your group members to be happy. You really want the parents to be happy. You’re responsible for managing money well. You have to compete with all of the distractions of the world.

You are the pack mules of the ministry world.Youth pastors are the pack mules of ministry. But you don't have to plan a DIY ski trip to save your group money.

This is why youth leaders often struggle when it comes to planning a major event, such as a ski trip. Do you do all the work yourself, acting as a  good steward of the youth group’s finances? Or do you delegate or hire someone to do the planning and organization so that you can focus on other aspects of your ministry? After all, each day is blessed with 24 hours, no matter how much you try to stretch it out.

While Ski Daddy can’t give you 25 hours in your day, he can drastically reduce the time you would spend planning a DIY ski trip, typically at a cost savings to your group.

Before You Go on Your Group Ski Trip

Ski Daddy sends over 200 groups on ski trips each year. This experience has given the team expertise and helped them develop the industry-leading service standards that their groups come back for year after year.

Ski Daddy’s  knowledgeable staff is always on hand to answer your questions. The entire crew has been involved with planning ski trips for years, and most of them have visited the ski resorts they work with multiple times.

The staff works with you from the moment you get the idea you want to book a trip. They understand the timeline of planning a trip, and they understand the obstacles you will face on your end as you gather your group together. Usually they work with you for several months and become your single contact for everything – accommodations, equipment rentals, lift tickets, lessons, etc.

Ski Daddy has created a user friendly online program for your group. Your group will receive its own personal ski trip website, and members can sign up directly on the site. No tracking down paper forms for you. Your site will help manage payments, rooming lists, and additional costs that you need to add such as meeting space or transportation. Ski Daddy is constantly improving the interface to make it easier for you.

Once You Arrive on Your Group Ski Trip

Ski Daddy makes going skiing as easy as showing up. When you arrive at your resort, you’ll find lift tickets and lesson passes labeled with the name of each of your skiers.   Your lodging will be prepared with a rooming list so check-in is a breeze.  And Ski Daddy gives you the cell numbers of the team for you to contact in case of problems. No calling an office and waiting till morning or, worse, over the weekend for help.

Finally, Ski Daddy has been at this for over ten years with thousands of skiers. Ski Daddy has developed great relationships with many of the resorts, so that you get deals with Ski Daddy that you simply won’t be able to find on your own. All that service, all that time savings, and money saved to boot.

That’s hard to beat! Let Ski Daddy handle your ski trip while you focus on your youth ministry. If you are ready to book your group’s ski trip for this winter, get in touch. We can’t wait to get to work for you!

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