If you have a mixed ability party and possibly even a party of differing age groups, you are probably looking for an all-round ski holiday that will suit everyone. You'll need a fabulous mixture of great skiing; suitable for all levels, a good variety of apres-ski options to keep everyone entertained and superb shopping to appeal to all shapes and sizes.
At Igluski.com we have a wide choice of what we call "all round" ski resorts to match these diverse needs and have put together a list of our top 10 best all round ski resorts that we feel, cater for all of your party's dissimilar requirements.
These ski resorts have a good variety of skiing and snowboarding for all levels, as well as great amenities for non-skiers, superb child care facilities for families, and a lively apres ski atmosphere for groups.
Top 10 ski resorts for all-round ski holidays:
Val d'Isere, France
Invincible Val d'Isere, has to be on the top of your list if you are looking for a resort that truly has it all! Its vast skiiable domain, incredible snow records, reassuring child care, stunning shops and vibrant night life will keep even the most incongruous of groups blissfully happy.
Mighty Meribel, with its easy access into the notorious 3 Valleys ski area, has to be one of the best destinations for divergent groups. Whether you choose to stay up at Mottaret for its sheer ski in-ski out slopeside convenience or down in Meribel centre for its lively apres ski with its fun bars and restaurants, this amazing resort has something for everyone.
Titanic Tignes towers over many of its Savoyard neighbours in terms of its sheer lunar altitude, as well as its diverse appeal. Indeed skiers and boarders alike need not ski on the same piste twice in the same week, such is the vast scope of the ski area. The huge choice of good quality accommodation, fantastic selection of apres ski activities and childrens' entertainment, will leave you feeling like you need another holiday at the end of this one!
Visionary Verbier with its infamous apres ski, stunning chocolate box chalets as far as the eye can see, and 400kms of all ability pistes over its 4 Valleys dominates the Premier League. A true jack of all trades to appeal to any group with even the most disparate interests.
Les Arcs, France
Astounding Les Arcs leaves you spoilt for choice. Should you decide to meander down through the trees or tackle the impressive 7km Aiguille Rouge run down into Villaroger, Les Arcs appeals to skiers of all levels. Les Arcs' modern resort centres are fully equipped with a huge array of fantastic bars and restaurants as well as a great selection of apres ski activities to enjoy well into the small hours.
St Anton, Austria
Trying to suit everyone need no longer be a thankless task by selecting spectacular St Anton. Your whole party can feel energised by an exhilirating day on the slopes, whether they opt for the gentle beginner area near Nasserein or the leg destroying south face of the Valluga Grat. You can then all meet up at the end of the day for a refreshing beverage or two in the infamous Mooserwirt or Krazy Kanguruh before sliding into the night's entertainment.
Choose contemporary Courchevel, spread over 4 levels with easy access in between its altitudes, if you are looking for a perfect example of a resort that can satisfy everyone. With easy access into the rest of the wonderful 3 Valleys ski area, sumptuous accommodation to relax into, prestigious, atmospheric watering holes and eating houses to savour at night you will have a tough job in turning this one down!
Alpe d'Huez, France
Awesome Alpe d'Huez is the family choice with its wealth of stunning mixed ability skiing and snowboarding, usually basked in glorious sunlight, plus its sensational sports centre with its whole host of extra curricular activities on offer. Choose anything from archery to volleyball before you relax into some good old fashioned French cuisine!
Val Thorens, France
Vast Val Thorens with its varied ski domain will appeal to all pockets and palates. Good quality accommodation is in abundance from the more cost effective, utilitarian crash pads through to the more luxurious of retreats. Its excellent resort facilities and range of bars and restaurants will occupy the most unsimilar of group interests at the close of every day!
Zero cool Zermatt will leave your whole group enlivened with its all round ski resort appeal. Its stunning ski slopes are perfect for every ability, spectacularly set against the backdrop of the majestic Matterhorn. Its vibrant village centre has everything on offer from beautiful boutiques through to bright, bubbly bars and night spots.