For friends who can’t resist a freebie
Livigno is a great resort for group trips (snow-sure ski area with something for everyone, and budget-friendly resort) and if anything’s going to get your group to sit up and commit, it’s the promise of something free…
Bookings to the upscale Hotel Lac Salin currently come with free lift passes. The 4-star property has doorstep skiing plus a 900 square metre spa and easy town centre access for any non-skiers. Let everyone choose the room type that suits them, and enjoy staying under one roof. Prices begin at £1,149 per person for the week beginning 14 December 2019, based on 4 sharing and including Gatwick flights, transfers and half board.
For pals who like their own place
Sole occupancy bookings are ideal for groups, giving you the run of your own place to make as much or as little noise as you like in – with the bonus of chalet staff who take care of the cooking and chores. In Val d’Isere (famed for its après ski, attractive town and huge, varied ski area), Chalet Tolima is a traditional-style freestanding chalet on the main street, with a private sauna. It sleeps a group of 12 and is available on the week beginning 18 January 2020 for £799 per person. This’s an accommodation-only price, which means everyone can arrange their own route to resort – great if you don’t all live in the same area.
All smiles for all inclusive
The perks of all-inclusive bookings are that no-one has to worry about how much they spend in resort, everything’s covered in the cost of your stay. That means no debates over who pays for what food or drink, which lets everyone focus on enjoying the mountains together. Seven nights at the Les Arcs Panorama hotel start at £1,301 per person on the week beginning 19 April 2020. That price covers all meals (freshly prepared and lots of variety), all drinks (soft and alcoholic), your lift pass, group ski/snowboard lessons for every level, kids clubs AND day and evening entertainment. Once ski hire/carriage is booked on top of that, you’re all set. Besides easy access to the ski slopes, this hotel has a great spa for non-skiers. As part of the Paradiski region, Les Arcs has access to plentiful snow-sure skiing for every level.