Top 5 Tips for Skiing in a Group

Skiing in a group can be a lot of fun, but it also requires some coordination and consideration to ensure everyone has a great experience. Skiing in smaller resorts helps make the group ski experience more coherent and less stressful. Here are the top 5 tips for skiing in a group:

  1. Plan and Communicate:

Before hitting the slopes, have a clear plan in place. Discuss meeting points, lunch arrangements, and potential ski routes. Make sure everyone knows the plan and is on the same page. Communication is key to avoiding confusion and ensuring everyone’s safety.  Don’t rely on mobile phones or google maps as signals can be spotty in the mountains.

  1. Respect Different Skill Levels:

Skiing groups often have members with varying skill levels, from beginners to experts. Choose slopes that accommodate everyone’s abilities, and be patient with those who might need extra time. If the group wants to split up based on skill levels, ensure everyone knows the meeting points and timings.

  1. Set a Comfortable Pace:

Skiing can be physically demanding, especially in a group. Make sure the pace is comfortable for everyone. Avoid rushing down the slopes or pushing beginners beyond their limits. Regular breaks are important to rest, hydrate, and regroup.

  1. Use Identifiable Gear and Clothing:

Ski resorts can be busy, and it’s easy to lose track of your group members. Use easily identifiable gear or clothing, like matching jackets or distinct helmet covers. This helps you spot each other from a distance, reducing the chances of getting separated.  Luminous or bright colours such as red and orange are easiest to spot at a distance. 

  1. Safety First:

Safety should always be a top priority. Encourage everyone to follow ski resort rules and guidelines. Keep an eye out for each other on the slopes, and make sure everyone knows what to do in case of emergencies. Have a plan for reuniting if someone gets lost or injured.

Bonus Tip: Designate a Group Leader:

Designate a leader for each day of skiing. This person can make decisions about the day’s activities, keep track of the group, and ensure that everyone is having a good time. Rotate the leader role so that everyone gets a chance to take charge.

Remember, the goal is to have an enjoyable and safe experience for everyone in the group. With proper planning, communication, and consideration for each member’s abilities, skiing in a group can be a memorable and fantastic adventure. A lot of our smaller resorts are ideal for this kind of trip as being less crowded it is far easier to find each other.

Key weeks are starting to book up, so contact us to make sure your next group ski trip is a memorable one for all the right reasons!





Half way between the main ski resorts Grimentz and St Luc the small sleepy rustic town of Ayer offers a great base for those with an eye to explore.

Armed with a car you can visit a different resort every day.

We have a catered chalet, available as a whole or by the room and two self cater chalets, one for up to 10 and the other for up to four.

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St Luc - Chandolin


St Luc and Chandolin are a pair of small resorts located high above the Val d’Anniviers floor, the small windy road opens up these quality high altitude gems offering beautiful views and seriously good skiing. We have some very stylish hotels in these villages. 

Together they are the sunniest resorts in Val d’Anniviers. The villages are at altitude and combine the rickety rural charm of the area with a grand Victorian vibe, from the early grand tour hotels built here. The views from the top are breathtaking and there is plenty of skiing here. The best slopes are accessible only by surface lifts. Of particular note is the long red from Bella Tola at 3026 down to the fabulous bar Le Prilet, a fine way to end the day.



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Grimentz - Zinal


Picturesque and charming mountain villages, uncrowded slopes and oodles of local charm make this ‘end of the road’ cluster a true hidden gem.

The Jewels centre around the Val D’Anniviers valley, which culminates in Zinal where 3 glaciers meet in spectacular fashion, beyond this lie the views and the mountains that make up the crown. The skiing in this area is excellent, varied and at altitude snow sure. The resorts remain small and slightly disjointed due to the natural geography of the area. This in turn keeps the crowds away and so the villages have kept their charm, the slopes are less skied out and you are in a perfect place for whatever holiday you are after.

Those in the know rate the snow quality in these resorts as second to none in Switzerland. These are the true hidden gems of Swiss skiing.

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