Best Ski Resorts for Groups
When you are up for a ski holiday with a bunch of mates, why not check out our top 10 best ski resorts for groups and group ski holidays. It's about the variation of slopes, the meeting places on the slopes and of course the après-ski available once you've done a hard days skiing and snowvboarding! The best ski resorts for groups are not always the largest however!
Top 10 Ski Resorts for Groups
We've covered a few options for you, including only 2 in North America due to the costs associated with getting there! Group ski holidays are a nightmare to organise but a blast when you're there. So why not check out what we think are 10 of the best ski resorts for group ski holidays.
** These are not in any particular order
St Anton probably has the best terrain in Austria. The ski area is extensive -the Arlberg pass covers a total of 86 lifts including the ski areas of St Anton, Lech, Zurs, Stuben and St Christoph. St Anton offers something for all level of skiers and boarders so a great destination for mixed ability groups. The village itself has a traditional feel to it with plenty of cobbled streets. Nightlife is lively.
Chamonix, home to Europe's highest mountain, Mont Blanc, is one of the most snow sure resorts in the world with 90% of its slopes above 2000 metres. It offers a huge variety of expert level terrain and powder descents but as a premium resort it is good for beginners and intermediates. Chamonix is a picturesque town with a bustling atmosphere and a good selection of bars and restaurants.
Together Whistler and Blackcomb mountains have the largest ski area in North America with just over 8000 acres of skiable terrain and more than 200 marked trails. All possible on pistes experiences are available. The slopes run down to the village where you will find lively après-ski that's perfect for groups to enjoy. It's Canadian skiing at its best and offers a perfect resort for all abilities.
The fashionable resort of Kitzbühel presents a modern state of the art ski circuit covering 148km of pistes. Famous for the mens downhill race on the Hahnenkamm this lively and sophisticated resort has something for everyone from young to old, expert to beginner.The town is picture postcard perfect with medieval walls and church spires. There's also some great après-ski and restaurants for the afternoon and evenings.
Set in the Andorran Pyrenees Soldeu and El Tanter are linked ski areas that form part of the extensive Grandvalira ski area. Visitors can now ski an amazing 6 valleys and 193km of slopes. Soldeu is a charming village, considerabley less boisterous than nearby Pas de la casa. Excellent standard accomodation, friendly atmosphere, varied skiing and resonabley priced drinks makes this a great destination for a group holiday.
One of the world's top ski resorts with superb accomodation and an attractive alpine style village centre with a fabulous après-ski atmosphere. As the largest single mountain ski area in America stretching 7 miles from east to west it caters for everyone with smooth groomed runs through to challenging cornices and off piste black bowls. If you've got the money, this is a superb location for a group holiday.
The resort of Les Deux Alps is situated where the northern and southern alps meet, in the heart of the Osians. Grenoble is only 79km away. It is not the prettiest resort but the mountains, slopes and one of the best snowboard parks in Europe more than satisfy. Great for groups as this resort suits all levels of skier and snowboarder. A bustling and lively town centre it is an excellent resort for non skiers too.
Méribel lies in the very centre of the three valleys and is arguably one of France's most attractive ski resorts. You can explore 375 miles of totally linked piste the three valleys has to offer linking Meribel to the ski resorts of Coucheval and Val Thorens.There is ample skiing in Meribel for all abilities and endless off piste activities. For snowboarders there are two excellent snowparks.
Mayrhofen is a pretty Tyrolean town in the Ziller valley offering lively nightlife and great terrain. It offers 2 ski areas, Ahorn and Penken and between the entrance of the valley and the Hintertux glacier youll find a further 4 ski areas, providing a tremendous variety of terrain. One of the best places for a young vibrant après-ski scene, this is one not to miss for a group ski holiday!
Söll provides the gateway to an exceptional ski circuit in the heart of the Kitzbuhel alps. Yes yet another Austrian resort that likes to party! It is an ideal choice for groups of mixed ability skiers and boarders boasting over 200 km of runs. Söll is a pretty village with traditional Tyrolean buildings. It offers a wealth of activities for skiers, families and non skiers alike.