Looking for the perfect off-site meeting location that will also give attendees access to some winter fun? Well, look no further, we’ve compiled the list of the top 10 destinations for you and your crew to discuss goals for the upcoming year while also offering amazing winter activities. What better way to spend a conference than at a luxurious ski resort in these beautiful locations?
1. Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, Switzerland
This is truly an amazing venue with world renowned skiing and accommodations that will surely be the trip of a lifetime. Rated 5 stars, the Grand Hotel is considered one of the most beautiful venues in Europe. Amenities include carriage rides, around-the-clock room service, a concierge, and babysitting. They also have meeting and conference accommodations with fun adventure packages. Take attendees on a group helicopter ride, wine tasting, or private mountain tour.
2. Alyeska Resort, Alaska
Alyeska Resort located in Girdwood Alaska is truly a wonderful winter destination. With a nearly endless lists of fun and exciting activities including snowmobile tours, dog sledding, wildlife viewing, yoga and even Northern Lights viewing! Alaska’s beautiful scenery will make for a perfect corporate meeting, especially if it takes place in the hotel’s mountain top dining room. With such a wide range of activities no one will be disappointed with a trip to Alyeska Resort.
3. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada
This luxurious ski location has beautiful rooms, amazing skiing and excellent dining options. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel has the Willow Stream Spa, recognized by Conde Nast as one of the top 5 spas in Canada.
This hotel will host the Cult Gathering Conference happening this February. A conference that will host top marketers from brands like Red Bull, Patron and Nintendo. If it’s good enough for this conference filled with rockstar marketers, it’s likely good enough for your event also!
4. Killington Grand Hotel, Vermont
Not only does the Killington Grand Hotel offer excellent conference accommodations, but their dining locations are to-die-for. Take a sleigh ride to the hotel’s Ledgewood Yurt and enjoy a 5 course meal (they call it a “dinner excursion” for a reason)! Other cool amenities include scenic gondola rides, snowmobile tours, a tubing park, and the Killington Grand Spa! The Killington Grand Hotel offers 40,000 divisible square feet of conference and meeting space with AV equipment and staff to help, plus also a professional catering staff to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.
5. Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, Canada
This exciting ski resort has authentic charm thanks to their pedestrian village, plus a ski valet service, so don’t worry about lugging equipment around. There is a snowshoe and fondue tour, dog sledding, snowmobile tours, ice fishing and ice skating! If you’re interested in some more fun, visit the Casino Mont-Tremblant with 500 slot machines and a variety of gaming tables.
Attendees will have plenty to do in their down-time while attending an event at the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, the only challenge an event planner will place, is keeping everyone at your event and not wandering off to ski or gamble!
6. Hotel Madeline Telluride, Colorado
This outdoor adventurer’s paradise is the perfect place for your corporate getaway. It was named the Best Ski Area in North America, Top Ski Resorts for Nightlife, and #1 in Scenery, Satisfaction, & Character. It is in the heart of Mountain Village and has ski-in/ski-out valet and 2,000+ acres of terrain. In addition to the wonderful dining at the Black Iron Kitchen and Bar, there is 4,000 square feet of versatile event space along with a 3,300 square foot ballroom with banquet and catering services.
7. Mount Snow, Vermont
Mount Snow offers a wide variety of meeting spaces so #eventprofs can find one perfect for their corporate event. The hotel offers standard size conference room, a ballroom, and a larger meeting room. The spaces have dividers to great room for breakout sessions. After meetings are over, it’s time to hit the slopes, Mount Snow offers a group rate for skiing and snowboarding so your team can bond on the mountain after the work is done.
8. Hotel Mont-Blanc, France
Isn’t it everyone’s dream to ski the French Alps? Give your attendees a chance to realize that dream by hosting an event at the Hotel Mont-Blanc. This five-star hotel offers beautiful amenities and 3 conference rooms. In addition to access to some of the best slopes in the world, the hotel features a heated outdoor swimming pool with a view of the surrounding mountains.
9. Whiteface Lodge, New York
Home of 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, NY is a great place for a conference or event! The highly acclaimed Whiteface Lodge offers truly unique meeting venues. For example, the Kanu room features two granite stone fireplaces and walls clad in hand‐hewn log beams.
10. Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana
Just 18 miles north from Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky Ski Resort is perfect for an adventure themed offsite. Featuring ziplining, a tube park, snowshoe tours, a thrilling high rope course, a climbing wall, dog sledding, ice climbing, and snowmobile tours attendees will have plenty to do between meetings. The resort also features a lovely spa and a wellness studio with yoga! The 55,000 square foot Yellowstone Conference Center can accommodate any size conference group.
Sometimes it’s important to give employees some perspective by holding an offsite meeting or corporate conference. What better way to get attendees excited about traveling for work then holding the meeting at one of these truly exquisite locations?
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