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4 reasons why you should work remotely from a ski resort

Working from home since the Covid-19 pandemic is now the new normal. With the flexibility of being able to work remotely, more and more people are opting for a change of scenery. Whether it’s moving out of the city or renting a holiday property to work somewhere new, many are realising you don’t need to be at the office to get the job done.

In this blog post, we’re going to highlight the benefits of working remotely from a ski resort and why the French Alps are the perfect destination for your next working holiday…

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Chalet Aravista, Le Grand Bornand – chalet for 10 with stunning mountain views and top-class remote working facilities

1. Activities

In the French Alps, there are a wealth of activities at your fingertips, perfect for taking a breather during tasks or spending quality time with family outside of work hours.

In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are the obvious attractions for most people. But, activities such as snowshoeing can also be a great option for those who want to discover nature. If you’re equipped with gear from your local rental shop, you can take time to yourself whenever it suits you to break up the day.

In summer, swap your skis for hiking boots and explore the surrounding scenery! Hiking is free, great exercise, and trails are readily available.

You can even take private yoga classes at your chalet or try a new watersport at the closest lake.

If you’ve had a stressful week of work, then why not treat yourself to a day at the spa at one of the many wellness centres across the French Alps? Visit our spa guide for more information.

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Chalet Cinq Moutons, Praz-de-fort – a unique chalet for 16 with a sauna, hot tub and amazing garden

2. The Environment and Your Wellbeing

As many of us have encountered throughout the pandemic, working from home comes with its challenges. With the pressures of numerous video calls, homeschooling kids, and the changes of routine – Covid has taken its toll on everyone. However, there has been a definite shift towards people prioritising their own time and wellbeing as a result of this testing period.

Although taking time off isn’t always an option, ensuring you’re able to relax and unwind when you’re not working is equally as important.

Spending time in the mountains is known to reduce stress, improve cardiovascular health and boost your immune system. Therefore, working from home in the Alps could enhance your productivity and overall wellbeing, making it easier to tackle tasks.

Nature is also known to expand creativity, so those whose jobs require lots of original ideas or problem-solving may further benefit.

A workspace at Chalet Antigone, chalet for 8 with an open fire and games room in La Clusaz.

3. Accommodation to Suit Your Needs

A self-catered chalet with incredible facilities makes working from home a novelty. With private workspaces being considered more and more, it’s not hard to find a chalet that works for you.

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Chalet Argali, property for 14 with a sauna and home working space in Le Grand Bornand.

A cosy chalet feels like a ‘home away from home’, but the extra facilities are what makes it feel truly special. As well as great home working spaces, many of our partner properties come with spa facilities such as :

… So you can pamper yourself from the comfort of your chalet!

4. The Advantages of Off-Peak Stays

Some guests are now opting for longer stays of around 3-8 weeks. This gives them the flexibility to not only work but also make the most of the mountains in their spare time.

Long stays are a great option in off-peak seasons, which tend to be from late April – the end of June and the beginning of September – mid-December. The cost of accommodation tends to be cheaper around these times and resorts aren’t as busy. So if you’re a non-skier, or you want a quieter getaway, this could be the perfect time to visit the French Alps.

In the off-season, you may find some resorts close down so there are fewer restaurants, bars and shops open. However, you could consider hiring a private chef or organising a fun wine-tasting evening with a company such as La Verre Gourmand. This means you can explore the local food and drink scene without leaving your doorstep!

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