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Your guide to organising a corporate trip to the Alps

Are you looking for the perfect place for a seminar, team-building, incentive, reward trip or any other professional event? Somewhere you can combine work and relaxation, in an unusual setting, out of the ordinary but easily accessible, and close to major cities?

Look no further! We have the perfect destination for a corporate holiday – the Alps! In addition to all the activities you can enjoy in the mountains, you will also find many chalets which are perfectly suited to group travel, remote working and relaxation.

The mountains are the ideal destination to recharge your batteries, build team spirit and motivate your employees, all while remaining productive.

Why you should base your corporate trip in the mountains

Sharing, working together, productivity, communication, socialising, creativity… there are a thousand and one good reasons to organise a company holiday (in the mountains, no less).

Here are five reasons to consider a professional stay in the Alps:

  1. Welcome new recruits: There is nothing like team-building to help integrate a new member. By including activities in the program, colleagues can get to know each other in a more conducive setting than the office, allowing for exchange and sharing.
  1. Motivate the team: Your employees need motivation to work better within your company. A company seminar is therefore an excellent way to take a break, recharge their batteries and ensure their well-being at work.
  2. Strengthen bonds: During a company trip, you will be living together and participating in many group activities. It is, therefore, the ideal time to strengthen your bonds, get to know each other better and improve internal relations.
  3. Develop team spirit: The numerous activities available during your stay will enable staff to work together and develop their team spirit. Visit our activities section to discover all the exciting things you can enjoy during your company trip.
  4. Thank your employees: Each employee is essential to the smooth running of the company, so it’s essential to reward them appropriately. Organising a reward trip for your entire team is a great way to thank them for their involvement and hard work and to express your gratitude. It will also encourage them to do their best in the future and keep up the good work.
  5. Disconnect: Escape the hustle and bustle of the city, disconnect from everyday life, or simply enjoy a getaway – the benefits of a remote working stay in the mountains are countless. It’s the perfect place to organise a trip with colleagues.

Choosing your remote working destination

A remote working hub in the Alps with  desks at the window and a leather sofa
A temporary office move to the mountains can improve productivity © Val d’Isère congrès

If your business trip is more about work than leisure, we recommend that you choose resorts with coworking spaces. These shared workplaces, designed for work and efficiency, are the ideal place to meet up with your colleagues to work on your projects together.

Even in the mountains, these spaces are becoming more and more numerous, as remote working becomes more popular. So you should have no trouble finding a resort with collaborative workspaces.

Here is a (non-exhaustive) list of some of the work hubs you can find in the Alps:

Choosing a chalet for a work trip

A terrace with a bar and sunbeds around an outdoor pool with a mountain view
Chalet Keramis in Morillon is a spacious chalet with plenty of room to work and relax with your colleagues

A spacious chalet

The first thing you need to take into account when choosing rental accommodation for a company trip is the capacity of the chalet. Your chalet must be spacious enough to accommodate all your employees and also have enough beds to give everyone some private space.

You should bear in mind that you are not going away with family or friends, but with colleagues, so everyone will need their own space.

OVO Network’s range of chalets for large groups allows you to discover a selection of properties perfectly adapted for a stay with several people. Click on the link below to explore the collection.

A chalet for socialising

The ideal chalet for a stay with colleagues should also have pleasant and comfortable communal areas where you can get together.

Chatting around the fire in the cosy lounge, sharing a meal around the large dining table, organising brunch on the sunny terrace facing the mountains or meeting for an aperitif in the garden room… all these communal areas will allow you to share time with your colleagues in an idyllic and relaxing setting.

A well-equipped chalet

Finally, think about the facilities you might need in the chalet. If your stay is intended to be productive, you could choose properties with quiet and comfortable work areas and a reliable and efficient internet connection.

Our “remote working” filter allows you to directly access our most suitable properties for a working stay in the Alps. Click on the following link to visit them…

Your team will also appreciate chalets with luxury facilities that they can enjoy during their stay including:

  • A hot tub, hammam or sauna where they can relax after a busy day at work.
  • A swimming pool to cool down when the weather is fine.
  • Raclette or fondue equipment to try Savoyard specialities.
  • A games area with pool, table football and a bar where you can organise a tournament.
  • A barbecue and petanque court for those warm spring evenings.

Whether you are there to have fun or to work, these facilities will allow you to enjoy your stay with colleagues in a friendly and informal atmosphere and make the most of your time off.

Our top three chalets for a stay with colleagues

Here are three chalets which are ideal for a business stay. They meet a lot of the criteria mentioned above and are perfectly suited to a stay with colleagues.

Chalet Colombine, Villards-sur-Thônes – La Clusaz

The five-star Chalet Colombine is the perfect choice for a working holiday. With seven spacious bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, it can easily accommodate up to 20 people.

One of the bedrooms at Chalet Colombine with a double bed, roof window and a luxury bathroom
Spacious, en suite bedrooms mean everyone can enjoy some privacy © OVO Network

All the facilities of this luxury property have been designed to ensure that you can enjoy time together with your team.

These include an indoor swimming pool with a relaxation area, a cinema room, a sauna, a games room with a billiard table and jukebox and a terrace with a hot tub and fire pit.

The terrace with a hot tub, seating area and fire pit

There are also large, comfortable living rooms where you can get together.

La Ferme du Gran Shan, Villards-sur-Thônes – La Clusaz

If you’re looking for a spacious chalet with plenty of facilities for your corporate trip, La Ferme du Gran Shan should tick all of your boxes. Equipped with – among other things – a swimming spa, a sauna, a games room, a home cinema, a pool table and table football, as well as a ski room and a magnificent cellar ideal for organising wine tastings, it’s perfect for getting the whole team together – whatever time of year you choose to visit!

The living space is also made up of several large, open and bright rooms. There’s a cosy living room, a well-equipped kitchen, a dining area and an office.

The chalet has plenty of room for up to 18 people, without feeling overcrowded.

Chalet Caramel, Manigod – La Clusaz

This spacious and well-equipped property is perfect for a mountain stay with your colleagues. They are sure to love the cinema room, which can be transformed into a dance floor to dance the night away, the outdoor hot tub where you can relax after a day skiing or hiking, the indoor swimming pool where you can soak up the sun, its welcoming lounge where you can relax around the fire…

Each of the bedrooms has its own en suite bathroom, allowing you some private space.

Larger groups can rent Chalet Caramel with the neighbouring property, Chalet Nougat. Together, they can accommodate up to 28 people!

Finally, both properties are within walking distance of the busy village of Manigod – La Clusaz. Here are some ideas for team-building activities that you can organise during your stay:

A company seminar is the ideal way to share unique moments with your employees, thank them for their efforts, boost their productivity, improve internal relations or welcome new recruits.

Whatever the reason for your corporate event, it can only be beneficial to the company. Here are some more articles that will help you organise your company trip to the mountains:

We have plenty of beautiful chalets ready to welcome you, and many activities to discover as a team!

Organise a team-building trip to the Alps


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