Maybe this year is finally the year you decide to organize a ski trip to the Alps — perhaps to Austria’s SkiWelt WilderKaiser or the après-ski capital of St. Anton. But as appealing as the idea is, it can also be daunting. Not only do you have to decide on a ski area, but you also need to book flights and reserve lodging. Add in meals (and if you’re traveling as a family, ski lessons or babysitting) and the logistical and financial implications of a group Alps adventure start to sink in.
To borrow a page from the beach vacation, an all-inclusive ski resort may be the easiest way to go. While they may not be very common in the US, they’re a way more normal way to travel in Europe, China, and Japan. Here’s what to know.