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Best Ski Resorts for Mixed Ability Groups

Whether you are planning a corporate trip, a holiday for friends, or a family trip with three generations. The skiers in your group are likely to vary in their ability. Lucky for you we have listed the best ski resorts for mixed-ability groups. With over 35 years experience organising group ski holidays, we can help tailor-make the perfect trip for you. Taking care of everything from lessons for the inexperienced to finding guides for experts and advising you on the best après experiences in resorts. Here are our best ski resorts for mixed-ability groups.

Group ski trips are great fun; they are a brilliant bonding experience and they offer a chance to get away and consolidate friendships or make new ones. The mountains are best enjoyed with others, though, planning a group ski trip presents a new set of organisational challenges for even the most experienced skier.

Choosing the Right Resort

If you have a complete mix of abilities, try to choose a resort that offers the terrain to suit beginners as well as black runs and good off-piste for the thrill-seekers. This is more easily accomplished in a big-name resort such as Avoriaz in FranceObergurgl in Austria; Sestriere and Zermatt in Switzerland, but there are many more.

North America is also a great option for mixed-ability groups. The likes of Aspen, Steamboat, and Vail in the US or Whistler in Canada are hard to beat for convenience and service. Our knowledgeable ski experts can talk you through the best options for your group’s particular abilities.

Mixed group of skiers

Groups of Families

If you are planning a ski trip for several families look for a resort with a family-friendly reputation. Resorts such as La Rosière in France, Champoluc in Italy or perhaps Geilo,  Norway offer a wonderful family-friendly experience. With plenty of off-slope activities from sleigh rides to husky sledging. Our ski experts can recommend the best options for you and suggest some lesser-known resorts that might represent better value for money.

Family fun in the ski resort

Après Ski

An essential part of the ski holiday experience, après needs a little planning on a group ski trip, especially one with mixed abilities. Lively resorts include Verbier, Val d’IsèreMèribel and St Anton. Crucially, all of these resorts also offer great après options at the base of the slopes as well as up the mountain.

If you have non-skiers or beginners in your group, plan carefully to ensure everyone can meet easily at the end of the day. If your group is larger than ten you might need to reserve an area to ensure you all have space to meet.

Mixed group of skiers enjoying après in the ski resort

Non-ski Activities

If you have non-skiers in your group, it’s important to consider activities other than skiing and snowboarding. These range from spas to indoor climbing, swimming and bowling to more unique experiences like husky sledging and ice-karting.

Many ski resorts have brilliant big aquatic centres that are great fun for families, including St Anton, Avoriaz and Courchevel. We can also help you source accommodation with a spa, pool and sauna/steam room. Wellness areas are no longer limited to hotels, these are widely available even in self-catered properties.

Our ski experts have skied hundreds of resorts between them, visited the hotels, bars and restaurants. They will be able to suggest the best ski resorts for mixed ability groups and find the perfect holiday for you.

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