Looking for interesting new ways to get a team to bond together can lead to the sort of adventure that you had never dreamed of before. Getting a stronger team is one of the main goals for many companies and doing it in style is easier than ever before.
For example, the incredible ski resort in Meribel is a place where new team members can feel good in each other’s company and start to feel like a real team. So what is it that makes this ski resort in the French Alps so good for this kind of company trip?
Spend Time Together on the Slopes
Skiing is a fantastic activity that everyone in the team can enjoy while they are here. It doesn’t matter whether they are completely beginners or experts, as Meribel has ski slopes of varying difficulty for every level.
This is part of the massive Three Valleys ski area, with lifts taking you out to numerous exciting pistes in varying locations whenever you want to explore. There are also good nursery slopes where newcomers can get to grips with skiing for the first time without any hassles.
It is part of one of the biggest ski areas in the world, so finding the right slopes to ski on isn’t going to be a problem. This means that you can concentrate on making sure that everyone has a fantastic time when they are here.
Skiing with friends and work colleagues is a wonderful experience that can make you all feel a lot closer than before. If you want to see everyone become good friends and get to know each then this is a fine way of doing so.
Stay in a Cozy Chalet or Hotel
For many visitors to Meribel it is the thought of staying in a lovely ski chalet or hotel that really gets them excited about this trip. A classic Alpine chalet offers an excellent base from which to enjoy the pleasures of this part of the world, as do the quality hotels on offer here.
As well as being attractive types of accommodation, this is also something that is very suitable for groups. Rather than having everyone dotted about the town in different hotels you can enjoy seeing how they all stay together and enjoy sharing experiences in one place.
The catering, the view and the facilities can all add up to make this a memorable stay in a place that lives long in the team’s collective memory. In fact, top class accommodation is one of the main reasons why so many people love short ski breaks here and come back every time to Meribel.
Eat and Drink as a Team
Simple things like eating and drinking as a team can give you another easy way of bonding together. This is a relaxing time for chatting to each other and finding out more about each other’s lives in a friendly and informal setting.
Eating in the hotel or chalet is definitely worth trying, but there are also numerous brilliant restaurants, cafes and bars here too. The popularity of Meribel as a ski destination means that there is a wealth of amazing places to eat and drink when you get here.
The best restaurants here include great places like Kiki Restaurant, Le Cromagnon, and La Taverne. As for the bars, you can all pass a few interesting hours getting to know each other in spots such as Rond Point, Barometer, and Jack’s Bar.
After a few hours of thrilling ski action there are few things more satisfying than sitting down with some friends to enjoy some wholesome French Alpine cuisine and a few drinks.
Try Out Some Activities
A classic way of getting more out of a team bonding trip is to arrange some fun activities for everyone to do together. These can get everyone laughing and having fun together, while you might also decide to slip in some activities that help to teach them about their roles or the company.
The laid-back setting here and the amount of free time you will all have means that this is a perfect destination for coming up with some exciting team building exercises. Maybe you will decide to carry these exercises out in the evening after a day filled with fun, or perhaps you will decide that early in the morning is the best time to do it.
Whenever and however you decide to do it, this is the kind of thing that can make the whole trip come together as a learning experience that is also a whole lot of fun too. Everyone should start to feel relaxed and in the mood for some fun once they get here, so you can take advantage of this by getting them to play a few games and enjoy themselves at the same time.
An Easy Team Trip
One of the big issues with arranging a team bonding trip is that you don’t want something that is hideously expensive or really difficult to arrange. The good news with a short break to Meribel is that it is a good value trip that is also really easy to sort out.
What not everyone is aware of is that it is easy to fly here from the UK. A short flight will take you to Geneva Airport, from where an easy transfer will leave you in Meribel a matter of hours after leaving home.
This means that it is the sort of team trip in which you can take advantage of a lot of time together, rather than wasting time getting there. The pleasure of being here and of enjoying a world class ski resort is something that you will want to make the most of, so planning a packed trip with lots of activities is well worth doing.
It is also a very affordable team bonding trip that won’t cost your company the Earth. When you consider the quality of the resort and the amount of activities to do there is every reason to think that this could be the best investment that you make this year.
Feel Far from Your Problems
We all know that work problems can easily get on top of us after a while. Even if you try your best to maintain a happy workplace it can still be difficult to keep on doing this through testing times.
If problems at work are starting to sap the confidence and the joy out of the team then a team-bonding trip to Meribel could be exactly what is needed to sort things out. As soon as you all see the spectacular alpine scenery and feel the snow crunching under your feet you will realize that you are in a very special place.
The beautiful scenery, the remote setting, and the pretty town all make this the sort of destination where everyday worries and concerns soon melt away. If you have all been stressed out and struggling at work then this could be exactly the type of new travel adventure that is needed to get things back on track again.
Give pretty Meribel a try to see how much fun it can be to build up stronger team bonds while everyone has a good time doing something fresh and exciting as a group.
Although I think company bonding is important and it would be awesome to have team bonding in France, you need to know this post was written by a third party writer named Tim Baker.
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