So you want to go on a ski holiday with friends. Do you know what you’re in for!?
Kidding, kidding. Ski holidays with friends can be great. Going with a group of people adds to the fun, laughter and potential shenanigans that you can get up to. But we all know that balancing everyone’s needs and preferences throughout the week can also be a struggle.
Make sure your next group ski trip goes smoothly by following these 10 tips.
10 Ways to Survive a Ski Holiday with Friends
1. Get the right group
This is a tricky one but normally we think smaller is better. Inevitably, you can’t spend the whole day skiing around with 12 people. You end up waiting around and convincing everyone of the same route can be a challenge in itself.
Secondly, find out what kind of skiers your friends are. First lifts kinda crew? Powder hunters? Après everyday-ers? Or just want to have an easy ski and eat nice lunches?
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2. Book group-friendly accommodation
The best group holiday accommodation has a large communal area for everyone to hang out.
Chalets or large apartments are a great option for your group. If you opt for a catered chalet, this takes away the organisation and faff of having to prepare meals for everyone. It also gives you more time to spend with each other whilst someone else cooks your dinner. If you’d rather have more freedom, look for the perfect size apartment.
Depending on your group size you might be able to rent out an entire chalet to yourself, or a shared option with other holiday-goers is fun if you want to socialise outside of your group of friends.
3. Sort out as much in advance as possible
Do you need to get ski hire? Book it in. Transfers from the airport? Sort those out now. Ski lessons for the beginners? Arrange them. Anything you can do in advance will only make the ski trip go smoother.
4. Share the planning
On that note, no one should bear all the responsibility of organising. Also, it’s a lot of pressure for one person to ensure that everyone is happy with their decisions. Delegate different roles to different people.