Recommended group ski chalets
Group ski chalets come in a large variety of styles, from the traditional chocolate box stone and wood affair with log fire, to the most chic boutique ski chalet with all the modern conveniences. With chalet accommodation starting in the more modest bracket with 2 and 3 star facilities in the cheap ski chalets, and ranging right up to the most luxurious 5 star chalets, there are catered chalet options for all group budgets. Location can also be all important, as your holiday can have a very different feel depending on whether you decide on a chalet right in the centre of town, so that getting home after a night out is a breeze, or alternatively your group might prefer a ski in ski out chalet located right by the piste so that you can get out on the slopes in the shortest possible time (there’s something really special about sitting on the first lift in the morning, looking out over all that virgin snow or freshly pisted corduroy.
Small ski chalets for groups of 6 to 12
For groups up to 12 we would recommend the following 3 and 4 star chalets, all with short walking distances to the lifts and into town, Chalet Igloo in Selva Val Gardena (sleeps 8), has fantastic views and a large sun terrace, the Chalet Sunnegga in Verbier (6), has great Matterhorn views and check out the ski storage at the lifts, the Chalet Lo Soli in Val d’Isere (10), is good value and practically ski in and ski out with Le Laisinant chairlift 70m away. In Courchevel look at the Chalet Bellecote (10), ski in and ski out, down to the La Croisette lift and only a 5min walk to the centre. For more luxurious options we suggest Chalet Phoebe in Meribel (12), with outdoor hot tub and complimentary mini bus and the Valpierre (8) in Val d’Isere , 5 min to slope, 2 min to resort, home cinema and ski rental chauffeur service.
Group chalets for 12 to 20 skiers
For slightly larger groups up to 20, take a look at the following 3 and 4 star recommendations: Chalet Matterhorn (20) in Meribel is a good value options with spectacular views, sauna, outdoor hot tub complimentary minibus. Chalets Catherine (18) and Olivier (12) in Val Thorens have arguably the best ski in and ski out location in this resort. Chalet du Fornet in Val d’Isere is perfectly situated only 30m from the Le Fornet cable car and offers a ski rental chauffeur service. Chalet Les Arolles (16) in Tignes as recently been renovated and you can use the swimming pool, hot tub and sauna at the nearby top of the range Chalet Arktic. And so for luxury we would suggest the Chalet Arktic (18) in Tignes, it is a modern stylish chalet, with all the facilities you would expect including a home cinema and is only 2 min from the lifts.
Large group ski chalets sleeping 20 or more
For very large groups greater than 20, looking for 3 or 4 star accommodation, we would recommend the Chalet Cardamines (22) in Meribel, spacious with lovely views and only minutes away from the lifts and in Tignes the group chalet Les Tavaillons (24) is very popular, with its own wellness centre and with a high speed chairlift only 1 minute away. In Val Thorens there is possibly the highest chalet in Europe, the Chalet le Sommet (28). There is also an interesting option in Les Arc 2000, with the Chalets de L'Ours, which has 8 apartments ranging from a capacity of 6 to 18, which can be a great choice for smaller groups wanting to stay in a chalet together and still get sole occupancy, also most bedrooms have their own facilities and balconies. If you want something more high end, and close to the lifts and resort centre, the Chalet Inge (32) in St Anton is a contemporary and chic option, with its own après ski and bar service and wellness centre. The Chalet Isba (20-21) in Meribel is another great luxury option with a private home cinema included as is the Chalet Hotel Rosalp (36-38) in Verbier.
Speaking of which, a great alternative to a regular chalet is the “Chalet Hotel” with a bit more privacy and flexibility but still have a cosy feel, catering and wine of a conventional catered chalet holiday. We would recommend the Chalet hotel Coq de Bruyere for good value situated in the centre of Courchevel 1850 and only 2 min from the slopes. And In Verbier, the Chalet hotel Montpelier is a good choice with its own wellness centre, swimming pool, bar and a short bus ride from the lifts.
Please note that these are only a few of our favourites and Sno Ski has the biggest selection of group ski chalets, with our group ski experts only a phone call away. Sno Ski is best place to find the perfect package for your group ski trip so have a look at our guide to organising and booking a group ski trip for our advice on how to take the stress out of organising a group holiday and some top tips to make it easier. Mainly, get the experts to do the work → call us today to start organising an unforgettable group ski holiday.
Group chalet booking tips
1. Get everyone to commit deposits at the start; essential for very large ski groups but experienced group organisers will do this at the start of their holiday search for any ski group above 6 people. It means that, if you come across a great deal, you can book it and not take the chance of losing it while the stragglers are slow to transfer the money. It’s also a great way to be really sure who is definitely coming and who is just talking the talk - many great group chalet deals are jeopardised by the odd few people who can’t actually commit to the trip or don't have the deposit when everyone else has agreed on a package and is ready to secure the booking. Deposits vary but are usually £135 or less. If you are booking Club Med all inclusive ski packages deposits are approximately 25% of the total holiday price.
2. Collect everyone’s info;
- (i) “Name” spelled as on passport,
- (ii) date of birth,
- (iii) phone and email contact,
- (iv) dietary requirements,
- (v) whether they are skiing or snowboarding,
- (vi) what equipment they would like to hire or take on the plane, and
- (vii) whether anyone wants lessons.It can be really handy to record the skiing or snowboarding level that everyone is at, to help inform your choice of the best ski resort for a group like yours.
For more advice and top tips look at our guide to organising and booking a group ski trip.
3. Make the most of your host; it’s easy to see that the most worthwhile “extra” or added value, included in your catered group ski chalet holiday, is your chalet host. Living and skiing full time in the resort, they have a wealth of information about both the ski area and the après ski close to your group’s chalet. A good group chalet host is the best “feature” of even the most luxury group ski chalet and they are the key to making your stay surpass your expectations. Where is the best off-piste, the most group friendly restaurants, the best dancing, the sunniest slopes, the nicest mountain meet-up spot and the best way to get around? Just ask and your host will make sure your group has a great week both in and out of your chalet accommodation. They will also have information on all local events, including night skiing and tobogganing. Ask them to make your reservations for you, especially for your supper on their night off - doing this at the beginning of the week is a good idea, especially if you are a large group because restaurants get very busy on the tradition chalet hosts’ night off. Some Chalet hosts are also able to set up your own bar in the group chalet itself, if you would rather have a night in!