Remote Working / Business Trip

A guide to remote working in the Alps in spring

Since the COVID-19 crisis, remote working has become part of life for many of us. And today, it is possible to work efficiently anywhere – even in the mountains!

Working remotely has many advantages including the freedom to choose your working hours and environment, saving time and energy, improving productivity and reducing your stress. The benefits of working remotely are countless!

But above all, remote working means you can choose where you work from – in a cottage in the country, by the sea or in the heart of the mountains. Remote working is the perfect opportunity for city dwellers to get away from it all for a family holiday.

And as spring approaches, what better way to enjoy the benefits of a few days in the mountains and boost productivity than to spend it in the Alps? When the snow is thawing, nature is waking up and the sun is shining again, it’s rather tempting, isn’t it?

But you need to give your choice of destination some careful thought. Here are some factors to consider if you want to have the most successful working holiday:

  • Speed and reliability of the internet connection
  • Adapted workspaces
  • Businesses open in the low season
  • Plenty of outdoor activities
  • Concierge services to make your working days easier

So why not start planning your working holiday? Read our article to prepare for your stay in the mountains, and book it up as soon as possible.

Remote working in the mountains: choose your destination

When choosing your destination, you should bear in mind that you are going on a business trip out of season. Although most of the resorts in the Alps have now developed a year-round offering, some do it better than others.

You should, therefore, take into account a few criteria that will allow you to enjoy a productive and relaxing working holiday in the mountains. Here are a few tips that will make that choice easier, especially if you are heading for the Alps.

Resorts for remote working: services to make your life easier

A nursery room, with toys, play mats and books
Some nurseries and childcare settings stay open all year round © Pro Church Media

If you are planning to spend a few days working from the mountains in the spring, the first point to consider when choosing your destination is the availability and opening hours of local services including:

Remember that springtime is considered off-season. As a result, life in some resorts slows down, and many shops will have closed their doors. So don’t forget to check with the Tourist Offices beforehand to find out when the resorts are open.

And to find out more about organising a holiday out of season, you could consult our complete guide to going to the mountains out of season where we discuss all the advantages of going to the mountains outside the tourist season. Plus, we give you the knowledge you need to choose the best destination for an off-season stay, using the example of three resorts perfectly suited to a spring (or autumn) stay.

A lively resort for all seasons

It’s also a good idea to find out what events take place in spring at your chosen resort, and which activity providers remain open at this time.

It would be a shame to come and work remotely in the Alps without being able to enjoy all that this beautiful region has to offer, wouldn’t it? Especially as there are so many activities to do in the mountains… even in spring!

A great place for remote working in the spring

Separate wooden offices with tables, bench seating and plants
The modern, well-equipped offices at Jardinerie Coworking in Annecy © La Jardinerie Coworking

Although many holiday rentals are now equipped with workspaces, some people prefer, for various reasons, to keep their workplace separate from their home space.

If this is the case for you, take a look at destinations with coworking spaces, such as Val d’Isère, Annecy or La Clusaz. These shared workplaces will allow you to have the most productive remote working holiday in the mountains.

Find all the coworking spaces in the Alps on this website.

Perfect OVO Network partner properties for working in the mountains

Your accommodation should also be carefully considered if you want to work remotely in the mountains in spring.

To make your business stay in the mountains as efficient and productive as possible, we recommend that you pick accommodation to suit our needs, paying particular attention to the facilities it offers.

Chalets with quiet, comfortable work areas, internet access and entertainment to keep the kids occupied will be best suited to your needs. A chalet with wellness facilities will also be very welcome, especially after a busy day at work!

Here are some examples of OVO Network partner chalets that offer great facilities for remote working in the mountains in spring.

Chalet Aravista in Le Grand Bornand and Chalet Bolay in Montriond both have practical and comfortable office areas. If you’re planning to spend several days working in the mountains this spring, these properties will meet your needs perfectly.

Ideal properties for a remote working holiday with your family

As well as having workspaces, many chalets are also well adapted for the needs of young families. If you are going away with your children, our Cool For Kids range will be perfect for combining a family holiday with remote working.

This label highlights properties that are equipped and designed to accommodate children. You will find all the equipment you need to take care of them and entertain them – changing tables, safety devices, board games, DVD players, etc.

So you can work in peace while your children have fun in complete safety – just like Chalet des Hottes in Morillon, for example.

Ways to relax 

Spring is the ideal time to stay in the Alps. Between work sessions, you can take advantage of the fresh air and a milder climate to discover a range of activities.

On land, water or in the air, there is something for everyone! Here is a small overview of the activities you can enjoy during your remote working stay in spring…

Would you like to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature alone or with your family? The Alps are full of trails and walking routes for all ages and abilities.

It’s the perfect way to disconnect, breathe in the pure mountain air and enjoy the springtime scenery. You might even catch a glimpse of one of the many wild inhabitants of these mountains when the weather is fine. Chamois, ibex, marmots or bearded vultures… there are many of them, so grab your binoculars!

Do you want to get some exercise? Why not try mountain-biking, via ferrata or paragliding? There are plenty of water sports available in the mountains too – canyoning, rafting or even paddleboarding … You will be spoilt for choice.

Or would you’d rather relax? Then maybe you’d like to pamper yourself with a day in one of the many spas or wellness centres in the Alps. Check out our spa guide for more information.

It’s a great way to clear your head before getting back to work…

If you are tired of working from home and want a change, some fresh air and wide open spaces, come and work in the mountains!

OVO Network partner properties offer you all the comforts of home and allow you to remain available for your professional activities.

You can take a break from your daily routine and recharge your batteries while continuing your professional activity.

And if you’re thinking of going away in the autumn instead, we invite you to read The complete guide to remote working in the Alps in autumn. Enjoy your reading, and have a good stay!

Properties perfect for a remote working stay in the Alps


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