The Next Big Thing? The Ski Week: A 7 Day Ski Party with a few hundred of your closest friends

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First there was The Yacht Week, a 7 day party in the Mediterranean throughout the summer, then there was a global expansion of sorts to take on new locations like Thailand and the British Virgin Islands, and now the same company that brings you the Yacht Week brings you…


The Ski Week

…A week of skiing, partying, networking, and a few activities promoting health and wellbeing so you can wake up each day and do it all again. 

There seems to be no stopping of Gen X and Gen Y travellers.

We’re a growing force for the travel industry, so it comes as welcome news that someone out there is doing the hard work for us. For those heading off on a solo adventure of self discovery, this might not suit your fancy. But for those young professionals who get just one week to completely unwind, de-program and escape reality for 7 days, this is almost certainly the answer to your prayers.

Whether you’ve never skied before, are a budding amateur looking to increase your skill level, or just want to go along for a week of fun in the snow with your friends, then you’re in for a real treat. All you gotta do is get a group of friends together and book yourself a plane ticket to your chosen destination. Then you rock up, get kitted up, and hit the slopes for a week you won’t forget.

The_Ski_Week Credit: Andrew Jorgensen

Before You Go

This is the kind of trip you want to book if you want someone else to do the hard work for you.

The hardest job you’ll have is sourcing your friends to invite out to the trip. Once you’ve talked a few into it, you let TSW Crew do the rest.

When Can you Go?

The Ski Week takes place in March/April of each year.

Choosing a Destination

This year TSW took place in Europe (Obertauern, Austria) and The USA (Aspen Snowmass & Powder Mountain). You’ll be joining hundreds of other ski weekers, so if you’re looking to meet and network with Europeans – choose the former. If you’re keen to meet mostly Americans but also some Europeans, book yourself into the USA destinations.

How Much will I need to Budget?

Of course this depends on a few things: where you’re travelling from, how many people in your group, and what level of luxury you prefer.

Prices for The Ski Week include 7 nights of accommodation in a self-catered apartment, a 6-day lift pass, and a wristband for entry into all TSW parties.

I visited the Aspen location, with prices starting around $1000 AUD per person based on group occupancy in a condo.

For the Americans, thats $770 USD for accommodation, lift pass, and wristband.

In Aspen, round-trip transfers to and from the airport were included and there are free public buses running every 15 minutes from Snowmass to other ski areas in the region.

What’s Not Included


Flights from Australia start at $1609 AUD per person, return flight with Qantas. Flights within America to Aspen, CO are much cheaper – score!

Food & Drinks

On average I spent around $50-$100 a day on food and drinks. A great way to save is to do a supermarket trip as soon as you arrive and stock up on some breakfast items + snacks for the day. Then you’ll only need to budget for lunch ($10-$15), dinner ($20-$40) and drinks.

Ski/Board Rentals

Ski rentals range from around $200-$300 for the week if you don’t have your own. You can also purchase ski/snowboard lessons with TSW instructors or from local guides.

All-Up Rough Price for the Aussies: $3,400 AUD

(international flights, accommodation, ski pass, party pass, rentals, food & beverage)

All-Up Rough Price for the Americans: $1,845 USD

(domestic flights, accommodation, ski pass, party pass, rentals, food & beverage)

The_Ski_week_Party Credit: Andrew Jorgensen

Not Just Skiing

Après-ski: French for “After Skiing”, refers to any form of entertainment enjoyed after skiing.

There’s much more to do at The Ski Week than just skiing. As a newbie to the ski scene, I had a great time learning to ski through the day but also enjoyed the alternative activities throughout the week.

Typically the day is all about hitting the slopes. After you’re done for the day, TSW organise an “Après-ski” party each afternoon. These kick off around 4pm and run until 8/9pm. This is a very ‘European Thing’ and while it may take a bit of getting used to at first, is highly logical, considering you can sleep off any chance of a hangover well in advance of skiing the following day.

To help you recoup, there are a few scheduled health & well-being classes on offer like yoga or hot-tubbing on the slopes (complete with Champagne, of course).

TSW_w14_ANDREW_JORGENSEN_0135-Edit All photos: Andrew Jorgensen

Thanks to the Ski Week for inviting WOW to experience TSW Aspen. Find out more at The Ski

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    November 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Nice article on The Ski Week!
    I heard about this from the guys at Roll Like Boss.
    Having done TYW twice, I think it’s time to sign up for The Ski Week – just need to decide between Austria and France!

    Enamul Hoq
    November 14, 2015 at 5:08 am

    wow! so attractive places and lovely photos here … thanks for sharing with us
    go ahead

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    Brittany Stopa
    April 15, 2015 at 2:14 am

    That looks like a total blast! I’ve only skied the East Coast of the US, which is awesome, but nothing like the scale of the mountains and ski resorts of the West. I think The Ski Week might be the perfect entree to West Coast skiing!

    April 12, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    This sounds like a fantastic experience!!
    I’d love to go skiing in Austria, actually – it’s been my dream for a long time already!
    Will probably have to go on my own as I don’t have any friends who like skiing, unfortunately.

    Growing Positive
    April 11, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Such a cool little idea! I love skiing, maybe I can try motivate my friends to muster up the money to go with me someday. Love the idea of having activities outside of skiing too, sounds like the perfect hassle-free holiday 😉

    Growing Positive

    April 11, 2015 at 1:03 am

    How amazing! Definitely seems like a fun thing to do with some friends. Thank you for the tips!

    April 10, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    wow this sounds great! Even though I’m not very good at it, I love skiing!
    The ski week is now definitely on my bucket list 🙂

    Jennifer Stevens | Adventurous Appetite
    April 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    You know, the idea of a ski holiday always sounds appealing, then I get there and realize I don’t really like skiing, lol. I do, however, love the whole drinking-by-the-fire thing after 😉

    April 10, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    not cheap! but aspen looks amazing 🙂
    btw, I’m your new fan from Indonesia.

    Markita Dawson
    April 10, 2015 at 11:04 am

    That sounds amazing! I would definitely do it if I was into skiing or even snowboarding, but not for 7 days. I think I get homesick after a few days if I don’t have a packed itinerary. Also, amazing pictures!

    April 10, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Definitely not a cheap trip, but it looks like a lot of fun! I’m not much of a skier, but I’d love to visit Aspen someday–looks like the perfect winter (in this case early spring) getaway! 😀

    April 10, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Read this with interest as I did The Yacht Week Greece ( a few years back and had so much fun! I’m also a newbie skiier and the idea of more than one day in a row skiing sounds pretty exhausting but sounds like you had an amazing time with the parties and other activities.

  • awanderlustblog@OUTLOOK.COM'
    April 10, 2015 at 6:20 am

    oof sounds good but not cheap! lucky you getting to expeience that

    April 10, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Omg, this sounds amazing! I’ve heard of yacht week and even put it on my list already, but never known there is a ski week thing! Sooooo happy I’ve read this post – thank you thank you!!!