Corporate Entertaining Off the Slope

Skiing will always be the main driver for a group ski trip, but that is not say others cannot enjoy a packed week of experience if it is not to their liking (or possible injuries prevent them from fully participating on the slopes). At Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, we pride ourselves on exceptional service and chalets and our concierge team works very hard to ensure each trip booked with us is individually tailored to match a client needs. There should only ever being excitement around the perfect trip which is why we take on the task of organisation and reservations, for a seamless journey from booking through to trip.

  1. Helicopter Tour over resort and neighbouring areas (depending on ski resort destination)

There is something quite special about the bird’s eye view of a ski resort. As an afternoon activity, for both skiers and non-skiers, it provides the opportunity for a shared experience. Exceptional views that those who have not ventured far from beginner areas when on the slopes will not have experienced, and even the advanced and off piste skiers can appreciate the perspective achieved when touring high above it all. A corporate trip can be a whirlwind few days at times, where a short moment up high can offer the luxury of peace and appreciation.

  1. Après (without the ski)

While many will have and do enjoy après in full ski attire with more than often misplaced skis at home time, this is encouraged more so now than ever by non-skiers. In the comfort of your own shoes and without the hassle of carrying and keeping an eye on board or skis, La Folie Douce and Cocorico are to be experienced by all. Après makes for an ideal meet up spot, especially for the likes of a corporate group. In Val d’Isère, both locations are easily accessed on foot, and our on-call chauffeur service is well equipped to escort you too and from.

  1. Paragliding

Another way to see resort, with an added kick of adrenaline, is by paragliding. This is a great opportunity to again take in all of the resort from way up high. Particularly for those not taking part in skiing or snowboarding, they can take part in their own extreme sport with trained and experienced paragliders. For those on skis, they can land back on the piste and the landing spot is on the Manchet Valley out the back of our chalets!

  1. Wilderness Evening / Mountain Meal

Venture out into the wilderness for a private Savoyard dinner at Evolution 2 wilderness camp. Here you will find a beautiful set up in a secret location for all to enjoy. You can expect to eat local products of the Savoie region while sitting with drink in hand by an open fire. As the night ends, the group will be led down the mountain on a toboggan run to finish off an experience you not to be forgotten.

  1. Spa experiences

Relaxing in a sauna or outdoor hot tub taking in the mountain views is a great luxury for many ona ski trip. Luckily for our guests, this can all be taking advantage of at any of the 5* chalets. Boasting magnificent views of the manchet valley and 2 outdoor hot tubs per chalet, relaxation is a certainty. A popular choice amongst our guests are the in-house spa treatments. Each of the chalets at Le Chardon Mountain Lodges offer a full range of spa treatments and most have a private spa and wellness area.

  1. Yoga / Pilates / Boot Camp

Why not include some body balance exercises into the corporate trip to rest the mind and take some time to appreciate the beautiful mountain surroundings? A great way to stretch out the muscles after a hard day of skiing to put you right before some much-deserved vin chaud.

  1. Ice Driving

Located at 1850m the circuit is 800m long and 10-18m wide, with a total of 16 turns. The complex is open from December to March and is a highly sought-after activity at Val d’Isere. In partnership with BMW this is an experience we recommend booking for many of our corporate trips to put a spin on a traditional ski weekend in the Alps. Rally driving against colleagues might just the off-slope competition your group are looking for this winter.

  1. Visit to local fromagerie and wine tasting

A trip to the French Alp is not complete without some fine wines and indulging on exceptional cheeses. Organising a visit at the local resort fromagerie for some sampling of cheese and paired wine will brighten up any snow day. As an alternative to après or as an option instead of skiing, this works well with corporate groups and we can highly recommend La Fermette de Claudine for a creative and enjoyable afternoon.

Designing corporate trips takes time and expertise. That’s why from the moment you book, our Guest Relations Manager will take care of your every requirement. Whether it is advice and recommendations, lunch reservations at our favourite mountain restaurant, high octane activities or something more self-indulgent, our exclusive Val d’Isere concierge service can tailor your trip to exacting standards.

The five chalets of Le Chardon Mountain Lodges offers corporate clients and large groups with 35 en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 70 guests. Three of the chalets are set alongside each other with the other two a mere stones throw away.

To enquire about a stay with us, please get in contact on +44 131 209 7969 or email us to info@lechardonvaldisere.com