A ski trip can be a great venue for a group vacation, whether it’s for a high school youth group, a college fraternity, or a multi-generational family reunion. As you plan your fun on the slopes there are some important points to keep in mind when choosing a ski resort to make the trip the best it can be for everyone involved (and easy for you!).
Not All Ski Resorts are Created Equal
Besides the cost and ease of access, there are plenty of factors involved in choosing the perfect ski resort for your group ski vacation.
If you remember fondly the endless days you spent on your snow board with all of your frat brothers on a college ski trip, that’s awesome, dude. But remember that a resort that was perfect for a bunch of 21-year-old snowboarders might not offer everything your grandfather and your 2-year-old niece need. Keep in mind the different ages, abilities and interests of your group members as you consider the amenities offered by the various resorts. Fresh powder is great, unless you can’t enjoy it because there is no place for the 2-year-old to hang out while you’re out there.
Time Changes When You are in a Group
I’m not sure if gathering a large group together causes an actual warp in the fabric of time itself. I do know that getting everyone ready and moving in the right direction can be a challenge that increases exponentially with the size of the group. And of course, everyone likes to linger and chit chat over hot chocolate by the fire. Don’t add unnecessary stress to your trip by making your schedule too tight. Give your group plenty of margin when you put together your itinerary.
You Don’t Have to Ski on a Ski Trip
Most ski resorts today are chock full of amazing activities off the slopes as well as on. Think about things besides skiing you can plan that will make your group ski trip particularly memorable. Perhaps a sleigh ride to a remote mountain cabin for dinner would be the perfect finale to a great trip. Or maybe a few loops around an outdoor ice-skating rink will delight the children in your group. And you know, everybody loves an afternoon at the spa after working hard on the slopes.
So think outside the bindings on your trip and plan a couple of unusual activities to make the trip above and beyond your group’s expectations.
At Ski Daddy we think about these sorts of details so you don’t have to worry if you’ve forgotten something. We can help you select the right resort for your group’s interests and budget, and we can plan and schedule all the activities for your trip. Get in touch – we would love to talk about the possibilities for your group ski trip.