Nothing brings people together like a group ski holiday.
Whether it's bonding with friends, taking time away with family or giving your best friend a spectacular send-off into married life, ski holidays are the best way to socialise and make memories.
The real beauty is that not all of you have to be ski-mad to enjoy the week or ski weekend. Some of the most memorable days are spent sitting on sun terraces, dancing on tables or sprawling around the fire in a cosy alpine chalet.
Group ski holidays also make for the ultimate corporate trip, giving colleagues the chance to loosen up and enjoy each other's company.
Getting a group ski holiday off the ground, though, is no mean feat.
First, you need to choose a resort that suits your group. Some resorts are better for mixed ability groups, others are best for beginners. Some groups are only interested in the best resorts for après-ski...
Whatever you decide, you need to find the right kind of accommodation, arrange transport and organise lift passes, equipment and maybe ski lessons too.
This burden of responsibility often falls on one person's shoulders, so we've designed a service to make the whole experience a reassuring breeze.
A team of keen skiers ourselves, ski holidays are the trips packed was founded on.
We've built relationships with a superb range of suppliers, encompassing all the major ski operators, plus hundreds of smaller ones, ensuring we can offer an impartial service that guarantees our customers the best fit at the best price...
Save hours of online research, phone calls and email back-an-forth by chatting with your packed planner instantly in WhatsApp or Messenger. You'll receive a selection of tailored and personal recommendations that you can share easily with your group.
Tweak and tailor to suit your needs and then enjoy easy, separate payments - so if you're the designated group leader, you're never left out of pocket.
We have the lowdown on all the major ski resorts in Europe so we can help you decide where to sleep, eat, drink and party wherever you're heading.
The whole thing was very smooth and effortless and it was really handy to have Packed on whatsapp meaning you could as a question anytime and it was fairly informal too! I will definitely be recommending Packed to others!
They were so helpful and quick to respond. Provided me with a variety of options that were so nice and everything sorted.
Excellent service, very responsive and knowledgeable. Second time using these guys and all has gone well both times. Definitely recommend, see you again next year!
I approached Packed with a work project, searching for a Ski trip for 50 people. Right from the beginning the customer service was super, within a couple of days I had 2 trips that fitted the criteria perfectly. Due to the nature of my job I was unable to progress quickly and was back & forth with questions and requests, but nevertheless Ed Mellor continued to be professional, extremely helpful and patient. There was never a delay is receiving responses to my many emails.
Excellent response times, nice query too small and just made my life so much easier. Thank you!
Great team, great service. Will definitely use again.
I saw an advert on Instagram and thought it’d be worth a shout as I was having a hard time booking a ski trip for myself and 6 mates. From start to finish it was easy messaging through WhatsApp and they found brilliant deals for us. Would happily recommend to anyone thinking of using them. Ed was fantastic and super fast to reply and keep my up to date
Would absolutely recommend. It made booking a group holiday so much easier and completely removes the hassle. will definitely be using again.
I've booked with My Swft for the last 3 years, 4 holidays in total. This year was even better. The new online booking is really simple to be able to share with the group and get people to choose a location. Then everyone managing their own booking makes it even easier for the group leader!
Fantastic service for all aspects of the holiday. Made our leaves easy.
Very good service from the team at MySwft. Very responsive to messages and would highly recommend using them...I certainly will be again!
As we've said, planning a group ski holiday isn't always a piece of cake. There are lots of things to consider and it's not unusual for things to get a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, we're brimming with ideas on how to make your group ski trip unforgettable.
First things first, don't leave it to the last minute, especially really large groups. Start planning well in advance and you'll get what you want. The best chalets get snapped up quickly, but you'll find many come with low deposits and you can spread the cost quite nicely.
Depending on what you book, name changes are free with some providers, with the cut off date typically anywhere between 4 to 10 weeks before you travel. This is particularly useful for sports teams or larger groups where you're not certain of the uptake until nearer the time. (Incidentally, if you are uncertain of the group size and want to add people on later, a big hotel or chalet-hotel is often the easiest approach to take).
The resort you choose is critical to making the most of your trip. Not every resort is the same; some are quieter and better suited to families, while others have amazing après ski, for those keen to split their time between the bar and the mountain.
There's also the skiing itself to consider. You don't want to venture all the way to a resort with no decent nursery slopes if your group are all complete beginners. Same goes for advanced skiers - a lack of challenging black runs or off-piste opportunities could see them quickly bored.
If you're not sure which resort to pick, we can help - send us a quick message with your requirements and we'll steer you in the right direction. If in doubt, book a mixed ability resort like one of the ones we've listed further down this page.