Ski holidays were simply made for groups! Fun and camaraderie on the piste and enjoying an après-ski drink or two, lively chatter over dinner, shared photos and memories to take home – skiing offers all the perfect ingredients for a really great group holiday.
At Inghams, we've been taking groups skiing for over 80 years and we love doing it.
"Why should I get a group together?" We hear you ask - well, Inghams offer many benefits for groups, with superb group discounts (particularly good if you stay at one of our chalets, Chalet Hotels or Xtra Chalets) being just the tip of the iceberg.
Scroll on to find out what benefits you can receive, how are group discounts work and which properties we recommend for your group size.
Or, if you'd like to speak to one of our tried and trusted reservations consultants, please give us a call.
Free lift pass: for group leaders! Available in most European resorts on groups of 15 guests or more, when all group members pre-book their lift-pass with us.
Free name changes: up to 4 weeks before your departure date on all our charter flights.
Free lift-pass delivery: all pre-booked lift passes will be delivered to you on the transfer coach or on arrival in resort.
Group dining: we can reserve group seating for you on all catered or half board holidays, to allow your group to dine together each evening.
Free thinking time: We will gladly put the initial group enquiries 'on option' for you, safe-guarding your chosen holiday whilst allowing the group leader time to contact group members, confirm details and arrange deposit payments, before confirming the booking.
Flexible flying: fly from a choice of 25 UK airports, and we will still apply your group reduction to all group members, as long as all book on the same date for the same accommodation.
Group ski lessons: Subject of course to ski ability levels, we will always arrange for group members to ski together in the same ski school classes. Dedicated lessons exclusively for your group of 10 or more are also available on request in many resorts.
Free group seating: when flying on our charter flights.
Pre-bookable ski-packs: all your group's lift-pass, ski-hire and tuition requirements can be sorted out and paid in advance, ensuring your week gets off to the smoothest possible start!
Free travel insurance for group leaders: when at least ten adult group members book Inghams insurance.
After many years of skiing as part of a family group of 40+ people in various European ski resorts, Clarissa has gained first-hand knowledge of how group bookings are made, couple with a real understanding of what makes a perfect group holiday. Why not let Clarissa plan and book your perfect Inghams group holiday?
James first learnt to ski in Les Arcs and has worked ski seasons as a Rep in Morzine and Courchevel. He has personally skied in many of our featured resorts like Cortina, Cervinia, Mayrhofen, St Anton, Alpe d'Huez and Les Deux Alpes and is passionate about sharing his experiences with Inghams guests to provide them with their dream holiday.
Karen has skied the resorts of Obergurgl, Alpbach, Westendorf and Ellmau to name but a few. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in organising our skiing groups having worked at Inghams for over 25 years. Therefore, Karen is excellently placed to provide specialist advice and support to group leaders.
Our generous group reductions start from groups as small as 7 guests and from there upwards, the sky really is the limit! Up to 1 in 5 go free on many dates with up to 2¼ free places for a group of 10, up to 3¼ free places for a group of 15, and so on.
For example, if your basic price is £599pp and you're a group of 10, travelling on a Super-Value date, you simply multiply £599 by 2.25, meaning you'll receive a £1347.75 discount.
Scroll on to find out how these discounts can apply to your group.
Your group discount depends on the property you choose, the size of your group and the date you travel.
These are valid on Inghams Charter flights staying in one of our chalets, Chalet Hotels, Xtra Chalets* or in Hotel Hermitage in Sauze d’Oulx. These are also the biggest and best of our group discounts, because we know groups love staying in our chalets.
These are available at properties listed in the Premium reductions table. Each chart below shows how many FREE PLACES your group is entitled to, according to your group size and date of travel.
Valid when flying to Austria, France, Italy, Andorra, Finland/Lapland & Switzerland on selected Inghams charter flights to all properties not listed in Premium discounts list above and also includes Chalet Hotel & Spa Le Savoie.**
To calculate your reduction, simply use the Premium table table, find your group size and date of travel, and the Standard reduction is half a place less than that shown in the Premium table.
Valid for all holidays using scheduled flights to all countries.
For groups of 10 or more, flying on any scheduled flights booked through Inghams to Europe or North America, a discount of 5% off the basic brochure price applies, on all dates except for holidays spanning all or part of the following peak periods: 16 Dec. 2016 - 6 Jan 2017, (11-19 Feb. 2017) or Easter (31 Mar. - 8 Apr. 2017).
*super-premium discounts do not apply at Chalet Hotel & Spa Le Savoie where standard reductions apply.
**excludes 11/18 Feb 2017 and 1 Apr 2017 where there is no group discount
For further group details see our terms & conditions.
If you're looking to get the best possible value for your group ski holiday, then booking one of our chalets, Chalet Hotels or Xtra Chalets really is the only way forward - here's why:
Here's just a selection of our favourite chalets, Chalet Hotels and Xtra Chalets depending on your group size:
8 - 12 people
Chalet Albona, St Anton
(sleeps up to 10 people):
A superb chalet in one of the finest resorts in the world, what could go wrong? St Anton has long since been known as one of the après ski capitals of the Alps, with access to the sprawling Arlberg ski area which covers a whopping 304km of pistes. The Chalet Albona boasts not only a smart and contemporary style, but is also located handily in the popular Gastig region of St Anton.
Chalet Sarenne, Alpe d'Huez
(sleeps up to 11 people):
Does that picture not say enough? The Chalet Sarenne is one of our favourites and with good reason. Its outdoor hot tub with panoramic mountain views is a rare find itself, but when you mix in its central location which offers quick and easy access to the 249km of pistes that Alpe d'Huez is home to, it's then that the Chalet Sarenne becomes an overwhelmingly strong option for any party of this size.
Chalet La Source, Morzine
(sleeps up to 12 people):
This sublime 5 diamond chalet is one of the nicest chalets on our books and is a very unique property. It's open living area with a fireplace creates a comfortable atmosphere right away. It also has an outdoor hot tub and sauna, meaning you can relax to the max after a great day of skiing. It's not far from the centre of Morzine and its main lift, meaning the full 650km of Portes du Soleil pistes are readily available.
14 - 18 people
Chalet Genepy, Montgenevre
(sleeps up to 15 people):
This chalet is a rare treat as very few properties in Montgenevre offer ski in/ski out. Totally renovated last summer, it now boasts elegant wooden interiors, creating the charm and peaceful ambience of a truly beautiful Alpine getaway. The lounge and dining room is on the top floor and has character apex ceilings, comfy sofas, a wood burning stove, a terrace and a south-facing balcony with magnificent views.
Chalet Chanterelles, La Plagne
(sleeps up to 14 people):
The lovely Chalet Chanterelles sits right in the centre of Plagne 1800, just 40m from the slopes - perfect! Recently refurbished, the chalet now enjoys a larger living and dining area as well as an atmopsheric fireplace. There's also a fantastic sauna for après ski downtime. You'll enjoy the huge Paradiski area with Les Arcs easily reached on the Vanoise Express, giving you a total of 435km worth of piste to tame.
Chalet Camille, Tignes
(sleeps up to 18 people):
Chalet Camille is a lovely free-standing chalet in a fantastic location in Tignes Le Lavachet, just 30m from the piste & the Paquis and Chaudanne ski lifts. New for this year are a hot tub and sauna to help you relax after a day on the mountain. It is in ideal position for quick and easy access to the brilliant ski area. There are many bars and restaurants that are a short walk away for an après-ski drink or venturing out after dinner.
20 - 24 people
Chalet Tirol, Mayrhofen
(sleeps from 20 - 26 people):
We are thrilled to have the fantastic Chalet Tirol in our programme again for the coming winter as, not only does it boast a central location close to the main ski-lift in the very heart of fun-loving Mayrhofen, but it has also been upgraded for Inghams guests. The addition of a new separate lounge in which to relax before and after dinner have thoroughly improved this chalet. On top of all this, there's a huge 506km ski area to go forth and explore!
Xtra Chalet du Montet, Val d'Isère
(sleeps up to 24 - 26 people):
Specially built for us in 2012 in one of the world's best ski resorts, this delightful Xtra Chalet is ideally located in Le Fornet, one of the more aesthetic parts of the resort, and provides a fantastic base for those looking to catch first lifts. Xtra Chalet du Montet is approximately just 4 minutes’ walk from the main Le Fornet cable-car, providing direct access into the Espace Killy ski area - perfect for those wanting to head out early!
Chalet Hotel Dragon, Cervinia
(sleeps from 24 - 26 people):
The beloved Chalet Hotel Dragon has been hugely popular with British skiers in Cervinia for many years, due to its enviable location right at the bottom of the main slopes and its popular après-ski bar. Whilst famous for its link to Zermatt, Cervinia has a life of its own with a superb array of slopes mixed in with great bars and restaurants in town. Indeed, the Dragon's own pub has always been a popular, hosting weekly entertainment.
Chalet Hotel St Christoph, St Christoph
(sleeps up to 136 people):
If you are looking for a snow-sure, high altitude resort, based in one of the world’s top ten ski areas, with the advantage of ski in/ski out from your own accommodation, then you have come to the right place. If you want all of this combined with amazing value for money, excellent food, wine included with dinner and the nicest and friendliest of welcomes, then our popular Chalet Hotel St. Christoph is perfect for you!
Chalet Hotel Les Grangettes, Méribel
(sleeps from 58-73 people):
It’s not often you find a Chalet Hotel so perfectly located within Méribel as Les Grangettes. It's just around the corner from Méribel’s atmospheric heart and just across from the Chaudannes ski lifts. All the bedrooms have been recently refurbished. The Méribar (run by us), has its own external entrance and is open to all for superb value lunches; après-ski drinks, cocktails and themed nights until 11pm.
Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria, Cortina
(sleeps up to 74-86 people):
The Chalet Hotel Parc Victoria is one of the most iconic hotels of the glitzy and exclusive Dolomites resort of Cortina. This elegant hotel is located in the centre of Cortina and has many facilities such as the elegant and spacious bar/lounge with its cosy fireplace the hotel provides a pleasant ambience, as well as a lovely spa area. Then you've got the Dolomites ski area, which boasts a whopping 1220km to work with!