Planning The Perfect Group Ski Trip
Trying to plan a trip with all of your girlfriends is a daunting task. It can be extremely challenging, which is why many times “Lets go on a trip together!” doesn’t actually come to fruition. One of the first things that you and your travel besties need to decide on is what type of vacation you’re after. A great option for an active group of girlfriends is a group ski trip! We found an article on snowmagazine.com that had some great tips for planning just that! These tips could also easily be applied when planning any girls weekend. According to snowmagazine.com, these are the steps you should take to plan the perfect group ski trip:
1 Take charge
Democracy is a fine thing, but not when you’re planning a ski holiday. Someone’s got to be boss at this or you’ll drown in a welter of well-intentioned suggestions. If it was your idea, you take charge, do your research and when you have something you’re happy with, go back to the group.
2 Self-catering or catered chalet? You make the call
Either can work, but that’s the trouble. Either/or options will just lead to confusion and even conflict. And trying to cover every request for a hammam, or a husky-sled ride to the lifts will drive you mad. Frankly, your friends will all secretly thank you for doing the leg work so they don’t have to.
3 Likewise on where to go – and when.
If you throw this one out for discussion you’ll never get a decision. So, keep it simple. Choose an easy-to-get-to ski resort with good all-ability terrain so powder lovers can get their fix while the more inexperienced can work their way from green to blue. Once you have a plan, present your idea as a simple ‘who’s in?’
3 Don’t be afraid of commitment
OK, so we don’t recommend insisting on a full payment on the spot. Everyone needs a bit of notice. But it’s likely your holiday of choice will ask for an upfront payment when you book, so a deadline for a down payment is essential. So, first step: find out who is actually in and set a date for a firm commitment, so that when you book you can then ask for their deposit. And be sure they know when the balance is due. Here you might have to appeal to their better nature so you don’t end up paying out of your own pocket for your skint mate who then drops out.
4 Don’t panic if you need to make late changes
Most of us have at least one friend who’s a tad flaky when it comes to commitments and for whatever reason is sorry but something has come up and so.... And perhaps someone knows someone who really really wants to tag along.
5 Extra, extra…
Who’s having ski lessons? Who needs equipment hire? Sort out all your ski extras before you even get on a plane.
6 Make friends with your tech
Download the free, custom-made Crystal Ski Explorer App and get familiar with the ‘My Friends’ feature. It’s a really useful way of locating your friends, wherever you are. You can see where everyone is at - on the piste or in resort - and work out where to meet for a drink or maybe tackle that final run of the day together. It's secure and simple to use - only the friends you invite can see where you are and share their location with you
7 There’s a time for everything
And the check-in desk an hour before departure is not the time for someone to realise they’ve forgotten their passport or gone to the wrong terminal. Draw up a final check-list for your friends and make sure everyone knows what time you are meeting, exactly where and exactly what they need.
Source/Read the Full Article Here: https://www.snowmagazine.com/features/1246-focus-on/how-to-plan-the-perfect-group-ski-trip