Organising a group Ski Holiday?
Youve taken it upon yourself to be the one in charge of organising a group ski holiday. Firstly, dont panic! Theres nothing to be nervous about. The most important things to remember are that you make sure everybody pays their deposit at the same time and that everybodys happy about the chosen resort and its facilities. By far the easiest way to make your task a simple one is by booking a Club Med Winter holiday through Aspen Travel. Club Med packages are all inclusive, everything youll need will be included in the price and we’ll help you find the best deal. Lets have a look at our 6 top tips:
1. Theres nothing worse than arguing about money during a holiday. In the planning stages, make sure everybody has roughly the same budget to spend. This is why all inclusive is ideal. You can split the bill equally before you go and know that youll be given the same equipment and opportunities on arrival.
2. When selecting your ski resort, make sure youre all happy with the location and accommodation. The facilities also need to suit everybody. If a few of your group are desperate for a spa or a sauna, theyll feel disappointed if they dont get it.
3. Make sure you gather the relevant information for each group member. Find out ifanybody has any disabilities or dietary requirements. Is everybodys passport up to date and is anybody going to have a problem getting there? Try to anticipate any problems that might arise before you make the booking, so that you can solve them at the planning stage (and not on the lift, on your way to the slopes!)
4. Talk openly and honestly about the level of competency youre achieved on the slopes. If one of you is at a completely different level, that person might find they spend most of their time removed from the main group.
5. Having got past the planning stage its always good to bear in mind that if youre all eating together in the evening and youre a big group, youll need to book your table in advance, to ensure you get to sit together.
6. If youre all staying together in a chalet, set a few ground rules to try and avoid any arguments when you get there. For example, If somebody knows theyll be expected to smoke outside the chalet in advance, its going to cause less tension, than if its sprung on them when they get there. If more than one family has children with them, life will be easier if you share some common rules regarding bedtime and what the children are and arent allowed to do. In this way, nobody will feel as if theyve been treated unfairly.
Ultimately the goal of your trip will undoubtedly be to have fun together, whilst making the most of your skiing experience. Club Med knows this only too well, which is why their packages are geared towards helping you achieve exactly that. Let us here at Aspen Travel help you sift through the various packages to find something suitable for your group. Give us a call on 0845 259 4181 and we’ll help you find the best deal.