(1) Definition: What is a ski stag weekend?
A ski stag weekend combines skiing & snowboarding as the primary activities for the groom’s stag-package. More than often the duration is 3 nights, with 2 days of snow action. However, ski breaks are defined as anything from 2-4 nights.
(2): Why choose a ski stag weekend?
Well 9 out of 10 times its the groom’s or best man man’s decision. Rarely does Stag Mania need to encourage the idea. Most groups of men have already done karting in Prague and are looking for something different! Something with the wow factor.
(3): Do you need skiing experience before going?
The simple answer is NO. Ski stag weekends are a popular choice for anyone. Every season we welcome a range of groups from advanced skiers through to complete beginners. Of course some lessons before you go can always help your advancements, and you can always book ski school in the resort. Learning to ski in Bulgaria and Slovenia is typically half the cost of learning in French & Austrian snow resorts.
(4): What’s the best resort for a ski stag holiday?
Our TOP choices are Borovets in Bulgaria and Ljubljana in Slovenia. Borovets has one of the best apres ski nightlife scenes in Europe and is still unbelievably good value for money. In Slovenia our Ljubljana ski stag weekend packages are based in the capital centre. This allows our stags to party hard at night, with a ‘capitals’ nightlife at their disposal. Nice restaurants, cool bars; top clubs etc… Snow is very good in Eastern Europe and the ski lift systems are fast and modern.
(5): Are flights included?
Flights are not included in or packages, due to the access of low cost airlines. Now a days its so much easier for you to choose the flight times you want and book online direct. For Borovets you’ll need to fly to Sofia airport. See all the direct routes:
For Ljubljana there re not as many options sadly – you have EASYJET who fly direct to Ljubljana from STANSTED and GATWICK or WIZZAIR from Luton
For other resorts just try sky scanner as a starting point.
Remember the earlier you book the better the prices and it tends to give your friends more time to save up and pay off the trip.
(6): Is Insurance included?
Insurance is not included in our ski packages, but it is a mandatory requirement that all participants take out winter sports and travel insurance. Winter sports insurance not only covers you in case of injury but most policies also have things like travel delay protection and even snow protection.
(7): When is the best time to do a ski stag do in Europe?
Jan, Feb and March are traditionally the most reliable months for good snow conditions. December and April are always risky; so do call us before you book your flights and we will give our honest feedback based on our experiences of skiing and organising ski stag weekends in Europe.
(8): Can non skiers still attend?
Of course. If you have a friend who has an injury or simply does not want to ski, then we will do a non ski package price for them. Non skiers can find lots of fun things to do during the day. It’s very possible to book other winter activities like snow moiling or ski bikes. Again just call us and we can discuss the best resort for your group.
(9): How fit do I need to be?
As with all sports a moderate level of fitness upwards is always beneficial. Basically the fitter you are the more you will get out of it. The most important thing is that beginners should get lessons before they travel or book ski school or private ski lessons.
(10): How good are ski stag weekends?
Ski and party is the ultimate dynamic duo. But don’t take our word for it, read honest independent reviews on our Trust Pilot, Facebook, and Google reviews. We are very proud to say we have never dropped 5 stars. The guys love our best sellers: the Borovets ski stag weekend and the Ljubljana ski stag do – they are awesome fun and we make sure you guys are looked after from start to finish.
(11): When is the best month for a skiing stag holiday?
The ski stag holiday is perfect for guys getting married between March and September. The Groom & friends can ski and party in January, February and March and have plenty of hangover recovery time before the big day. If you are having a winter stag do, why be indoors? We recommend that you hit the slopes, learn to ski or show off your ski legs.
(12): What are your top tips for a best man who is organising a ski stag?
There are lots of pointers we share with our customers. Each client is given a dedicated stag manager. They are available 7 days a week to them. It’s a highly personalised service, which our customers really appreciate. It may sound cheesy but we take a lot of pride in our operations and our experience. Hopefully when you see all our fantastic reviews you will be willing to give us a try. We look forward to hearing from you soon.