<p>From the family-friendly resort of Meribel to the lively apres of St Anton, these locations have something to please every member of the group.</p>
Photo: Sylvain-Aymoz Méribel-Tourisme

Best Ski Resorts for Groups

From the family-friendly resort of Meribel to the lively apres of St Anton, these locations have something to please every member of the group.

Published at: 22 Feb 2022
Last updated at: 9 Nov 2023

Struggling to decide where to go with family and friends this winter season? To make the process easier, we have put together a list of our top resorts for group ski holidays. From the family-friendly resort of Meribel to the lively apres of St Anton, these locations have something to please every member of the group.

Alicia Bryan
Alicia Bryan
Crowd of people enjoying apres ski at MooserWirtPhoto: Mooserwirt

Located in the heart of the Arlberg ski area, St Anton is often referred to as the “cradle of alpine skiing” offering 305 km of breathtaking slopes. Appealing to all abilities of skiers, this exciting resort also has an abundance of off-piste skiing opportunities with around 200 km of backcountry skiing to explore. A lively resort, St Anton also has plenty to offer off the slopes for groups looking to enjoy a luxury ski holiday together this season.

A visit to St Anton would of course not be complete without experiencing arguably the best apres-ski scene in the Alps. At the end of the skiing day, stop off at the famous Mooserwirt and the Krazy Kanguruh where there will be plenty of loud music, flowing drinks and tabletop dancing.

Ariel view of Tignes ski resort in winterPhoto: andyparant.com

A world famous resort set high up in the Savoie Alps in France, Tignes is made up of five villages, Tignes Le Lavachet, Tignes Le Lac, Tignes Val Claret as well as Tignes Les Brévières and Tignes Les Boisses. Linked with the neighbouring resort of Val d’Isère to provide 300 km of pistes, it should come as no surprise that this snow-sure resort is particularly popular with groups looking to head to the Alps.

With a large selection of luxury accommodation and apres-ski spots, there is plenty to keep you entertained during your stay in Tignes.

Child learning to ski in MeribelPhoto: Sylvain Aymoz- Méribel Tourisme

Located in the extensive ski area of the Three Valleys, Meribel is one of the most popular resorts for a group ski holiday due to its close proximity to Geneva airport and the vast amount of ski terrain on offer.

A resort favoured by family groups looking to head to the alps, Meribel provides top ski schools and family-friendly chalets that offer high-end design and endless entertainment. Linked to both Courchevel and Val Thorens, this exciting resort has plenty to be explored during your luxury group ski holiday.

Snowboarding in ChamonixPhoto: Perly/OT-Vallee-de-Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

A much loved tourist destination since the 1920s, Chamonix is situated in the shadow of Mont Blanc offering breathtaking scenery as well as a diverse range of winter activities including dog sledding and paragliding. Known for its off-piste skiing, this beautiful resort is the perfect spot for groups looking to enjoy the fresh powder of the backcountry. With four ski areas, the Brevent and Flegere ski areas provide great terrain for off-piste skiing.

Chamonix also offers 173km of piste skiing and plenty to keep the non-skiers of the group entertained with an indoor Olympic ice rink and even a Luge Alpine Coaster.

Verbier- Switzerland

Luxury Ski Chalets in Verbier
Off-piste skiing in VerbierPhoto: Yves Garneau

Just a two-hour drive from Geneva Airport, Verbier is perfectly located for groups looking to enjoy a long weekend away together in the Alps. Found in the 4 Vallées, Verbier has access to 410km of pistes with links to Thyon, Nendaz and Veysonnaz. With an extensive array of pistes, Verbier is also well-liked for its activity of heli-skiing on spectacular mountains including the 3670m Petit Combin and the 3800m Pigne d’Arolla. Adrenaline seekers of the group will also enjoy scaling the frozen waterfalls of Verbier.

Famed for its nightlife, Verbier also has an extensive array of venues to choose from when it comes to apres-ski. From the famous Farinet to Le Mouton Noir, you’re sure to have a lively night in Verbier.