Chalets for groups
We have a great selection of large ski chalets perfect for group bookings and have been helping party leaders arrange ski holidays for over 25 years. The average group size for a chalet is 10 people (five bedrooms) but we have a great selection of chalets in the Alps that will comfortably sleep any party size up to 20 people.
Beyond this size a group will generally need to look for what is called a 'chalet hotel' which is simply a hotel (usually a former 3 or 4 star property) that has been taken over by a chalet holiday company and offered exclusively to their guests. We also have a wide range of these larger chalet hotel properties on our website (sleeping up to 100 guests). However, if you are looking for that traditional chalet atmosphere for your group booking then the largest practical size would be one for 20 guests.
Why we recommend chalets for group bookings...
1. Larger chalets offer very good group discounts which can make a real difference to the per person cost of your ski holiday. The standard group discount is one free place for every ten full paying guests, or to put it another way, 10% off for each guest. However, there are chalet companies which during low season will offer 3 or even 4 free places for groups of twenty guests. This level of group discount is approaching a 20% discount from the list price and might easily be worth £200 per person (which goes a long way to covering the cost of a lift pass).
2. If you can get your group organised and can book early (during the summer) then it’s possible to book a chalet for your group’s exclusive use. We have nearly 150 chalets on our website that sleep between 16 and 40 guests so there will be a chalet property that is the perfect size for your group to take for sole use. Booking early ensures that you have the widest possible choice of available chalets open to your group.
3. Larger chalets for groups quite often will have a private bar which serves reasonably priced drinks, a wellness area with sauna or steam room, a hot tub on the terrace/deck, separate dining and sitting rooms and sometimes a cinema room too. The better quality large catered chalets come with luxury facilities which means you can enjoy hotel quality accommodation combined with the informal atmosphere of a chalet holiday.
Our Top Tips for Party Leaders
Organising a ski holiday for a large group is quite an undertaking and a task that often goes un-thanked. However, we are here to help and will guide party leaders through every step of the booking process from initial enquiry right through to your arrival in resort. Although your holiday company will be looking after you whilst you are in resort we are always available for help at any time. Our 'after sales' care is recognised as the best in the ski holiday industry, and we are here to help you resolve any niggles you may experience whilst on holiday. As a party leader and client of Alpine Answers you will always have our support and backing.
If you have drawn the short straw this year, or if it’s simply your turn, you might like to read our top tips for ski holiday party leaders which we hope will make your life a whole lot easier.
We would be delighted to help you pick out and book the ideal chalet for your group. We are always at hand and just a telephone call away, so please do talk us through your plans and wishes. In the meantime use the short cuts below to find your group's ideal chalet in the Alps.