Organising a corporate weekend can be hard work, as it involves a lot of planning to get it just right.
If you want to sort out the perfect weekend for clients or for your team then the prestigious ski resort at Les Gets is a great option. Here, you will find everything that you need for an event that works wonders for your business.
Get a Bespoke Break Arranged
There is no magic formula that works for every single company looking to get away to Les Gets. Instead, you should look to arrange a bespoke package that covers everything that you need.
This could mean getting out on the slopes at the right time of day (you need to have handy luggage for a quick packing), going to a certain restaurant or making sure that you go the extra mile for your guests. The more effort that gets put into making the occasion go smoothly the better your chances are of getting what you want out of it.
Of course, you don’t have to spend a lot of time doing this all on your own. You can get a corporate ski weekend expert to set it all up perfectly for you if you just tell them what you need.
Choose the Right Dates
A big advantage to choosing Les Gets as your destination is that it is easy to get to from the UK. This means that it is possible to head off for short ski breaks that don’t involve too much travelling.
Generally speaking, ski weekends are excellent for allowing everyone to fit the event into their schedule. Getting a few people from different jobs to all go away during the week can be very difficult to arrange.
If you decide on a weekend break the next decision to make is around the exact dates. It would be very disappointing if you arranged a fantastic corporate weekend only to find out that some of the most important guests couldn’t make it for one reason or another.
Bearing this in mind, it makes sense to speak to the people you want to invite along and see when they are free. With a bit of luck you will quickly find a weekend that suits everyone and that you can get go ahead and book.
Choose the Accommodation Wisely
The right accommodation choice is vital in any trip away from home, and even more so when you are looking for a corporate ski weekend that gives you commercial benefits. Thankfully, Les Gets is a bustling resort with a wide range of high class accommodation choices.
For instance, you could all stay in a wonderfully authentic chalet like the highly rated Chalet Yeti. This type of accommodation gives you a wonderfully cosy base that is also in an enviable position in the town.
If you prefer to get everyone staying in a hotel then there are plenty of excellent options well worth taking a look at. For example, the stylish Hotel Le Boomerang is located very close the ski lifts and offer a fantastic place to stay.
If you know where you are going to be skiing or eating then you might want to choose your chalet or hotel close to this place. The less travelling you need to do each day the more time you will have to do the important stuff that you want to get done.
Wherever you choose to stay, you will want everyone to be comfortable and at ease. This is why you should put some time and effort into getting the accommodation choice right.
Organise Interesting Activities
Les Gets is a destination that is renowned across the world for the top class skiing that it offers. If you are looking to go away on corporate ski weekends then everyone that you invite is going to have a lot of fun out on the huge ski area here.
However, there are many other interesting activities that can be enjoyed here away from the snow. The fact that this is such a lively resort filled with bars and restaurants means that there are many great meeting places across the town.
You can also arrange interesting activities at your hotel or chalet if you prefer. In particular, a classy ski chalet can offer the perfect spot to carry out some interesting activities that keep everyone entertained.
Get Some Business Done
We all have different reasons for getting away on corporate ski weekends to somewhere special like Les Gets. Some companies do this to reward their staff for a great year while others do it to treat potential new clients to a great break as a way of showing their style and willingness to go the extra mile.
Whatever your reasons are for getting away like this, you will probably be looking to get some sort of business done at some point. Maybe it will just be a brief presentation to your team thanking them for their hard work and giving them new targets for the next year.
Otherwise, you might see this as the chance to find get a tough customer to finally sign on the dotted line. Either way, this is a great opportunity to mix business with pleasure by getting some work done while everyone enjoys themselves in Les Gets.
When you are looking for the ideal corporate weekend break it is worth checking out Les Gets. Take a look at our latest offers for this famous ski resort in the French Alps.
If you know your clients are ski fans, then you can surprise them with a great weekend in the Alps. There are a number of reasons for believing that this move could be just what you need to build a stronger relationship.
They will definitely appreciate you for this gesture and it could be just about the best thing you ever do for your business. There are a number of interesting ways in which this could be the best business move that you make this year.
Show Them a Good Time
The main reason that your customer will love you for this is that you will show them a good time. There are few things in life more enjoyable than taking a short ski break in the French Alps and enjoying life to the full, after all.
If your business relationship is still at an early stage then this could be the move that helps you to break the ice and move things forward smoothly. The best French Alps ski resorts are beautiful places where the skiing is excellent and there is a lot more to do as well.
You can have a lot of good times out on the slopes together but it doesn’t have to end there. A few drinks in a popular bar or a great meal while trying out the local cuisine are also excellent ideas.
Your business relationship might be based on serious matters but doesn’t mean that there isn’t room in it for a bit of fun now and then as well.
Relax and Get Them to Relax
Getting your clients to relax when with you can be one of the biggest challenges of all. There is a very good chance that you could get on very well together if you can just get them to relax and feel comfortable.
However, this is something that you don’t often get the chance to do in normal business transactions. It is possible that until now you have always met them during rushed meetings or conference calls when you each have a hundred different things in your heads.
By getting away from it all on ski weekend trips you can ensure that there is a good opportunity for you to relax and for them to do the same. This is a valuable benefit in any corporate relationship and something that relatively few businesses manage to make happen.
Just take it easy and head to somewhere relaxing and inviting like Les Gets, Flaine or Meribel. Being in such a wonderful place is going to let you unwind and slow down right away, so even a short break will be useful for lightening the mood between you and the client.
Build Strong Bonds
Building strong bonds is something else that not every business is able to do with their customers. A lot of the time it is simply about getting deals done and being strictly detached and professional all time.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to build some strong and lasting bonds, though? Getting away from the confines of the normal business routine could be the ideal way of doing this.
It doesn’t even need to be much of a hassle or expense at all, as it is easy to get away to a classy French ski resort these days. You just need to programme short ski breaks that don’t even need to eat into your working week.
With this done, you can look forward to finding new ways of building bonds that could make a big difference to the future of your business. It is unlikely that your client will drop you for another company very easily after you have enjoyed this kind of quality time together.
Of course, apart from the potential business benefits there is also a good chance that you simply enjoy each other’s company. What are the chances that you start to do this on a regular basis from now on?
Talk Business without Interruptions
Finding the perfect moment to speak business on a pleasurable trip like this is one of the big challenges you will need to face up to. You certainly don’t want to rush into it and try to get documents signed on the short plane trip out there.
However, the good news is that a long, leisurely weekend skiing trip gives you plenty of opportunities to talk business without any interruptions. Maybe you will find the moment to do this over a delicious meal, while having a drink or when you are just sitting there watching the sun set over the glorious mountains.
Whether you have got a deal to close, problems to sort out or some other business to handle, what better place could there be in which to do it? Far from the usual office setting and without ringing phones or people knocking on the door you can get a huge amount of business done.
It might even be that the different setting inspires you to find a fresh, new way of doing things. In that case, the trip out here could be even more beneficial than you had initially hoped that it would be.
When you want to move your business relationship on to the next level then there are few better ideas than inviting your clients out for fabulous ski weekends. Take a look through our latest offers to see how easy this will be to arrange.
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Why it’s such a great idea
Corporate ski weekend breaks are becoming more and more popular with all kinds of businesses around the globe – and justifiably so! They are an excellent means of forging strong relationships with colleagues, partners as well as clients and always prove a most effective way of boosting a team’s morale and productivity. Why?
A nice weekend away in the mountains will promote clear thinking and energize, motivate and reward your hard-working staff. It will also
- develop group dynamics,
- encourage team play,
- strengthen trust,
- create new bonds
- and help your team reach their highest potentials.
All employees need a break, and when the company acknowledges that need and organizes a relaxing weekend for them, it heightens their spirits and shows the company’s appreciation for their efforts throughout the year.
So, whether you are entertaining clients, partners or having team building sessions, corporate ski weekends will undoubtedly prove to be memorable and positive experiences.
Alps – Just an ideal destination
If you are indeed considering organizing a corporate ski weekend, you should know that the Alps are one of the most popular and highly esteemed destinations for such a purpose. There is no place on earth like the mountains to re-energize and boost productivity. The beautiful setting of the Alpine mountains, the crystal clear air and the relaxed atmosphere give a better opportunity to build genuinely friendly relationships between company and employee as well as company and client.
The Alps feature unique mountain settings and impeccable tourist infrastructure. Ski instruction can be arranged whether for a beginner or intermediate skier and all the necessary ski equipment can be provided on the spot. There are slopes for every level and ideal conditions for the most part of the year, especially between December and April.
But if not all group members are so keen on skiing, there are numerous activities to suit every taste. Non-skiers can always take a cable car up to the top of the mountain and relax on a sunny terrace with a glass of mulled wine or hot chocolate. Should they just need other sport options, they can choose:
- snow-shoe walking through stunning scenery,
- skidoo driving,
- cross country skiing,
- ice skating,
- or paragliding - for the more adventurous!
Alternatively, they can go exploring picturesque villages by horse-drawn carriage. Many hotels also have swimming pools, sauna and massages in various spas where one can really wind down after a long morning on the slopes.
There are also plenty of bars and restaurants in which you can sample the delicious local cuisine and wines of the area. Accommodation options of the highest standards (from small informal chalets to large hotels with exceptional conference facilities in a variety of locations) are multiple and can be easily tailored to your needs and budget.
Some small challenges…
Organizing a corporate ski weekend poses some challenges. Whether the trip is to be a reward for your colleagues, an extra productivity boost for your employees or a treat for your top clients, you’ll have to find the right place! Corporate ski trips are, if nothing else, an important investment for companies and, for that reason, such events need to exceed expectations.
Furthermore, time is often of the essence. Less time travelling to your destination means more time to enjoy the weekend to the fullest - so transfers should be kept to a minimum.
In addition, organizing a corporate ski weekend will have to include some careful planning and preparation, an event schedule and several different activities options in order to prove equally satisfying to all.
Need some help?
Still, there is no need to start panicking. We can organize all manner of exciting mountain and resort activities to add spice to your corporate weekend. Our experienced team will take away the stress and hassle of planning and come up with the perfect ski weekend to fit both your needs and budget, organizing as much or as little as you desire.
Just let us know what you require and we will do our very best to provide a tailor made Alpine holiday especially for you and your colleagues. We have experienced staff on-site to ensure that your stay goes smoothly with a high level of professionalism. We will make sure that you and your guests will have the best ski weekend ever and go home fully refreshed and ready for new challenges.
Categories: Corporate Ski Weekends