In winter, working days sometimes feel like they're never going to end. Motivate your team and treat yourself to an outing in the fresh air. It will help bond your team and inject fresh vitality into office life.
Sledging fun – your way!
4 routes, 14 kilometres, 1 aim: to have fun together! Whether you're a big group or a small one, and whatever the level of ability, that's just what you'll do at the Adelboden sledging park on the Tschentenalp. First, choose whether you want to hire a classic wooden sledge, a traditional "skibock" (cross between a ski and a sledge), a modern airboard or a stylish "snooc" (sledge/touring ski hybrid), and you can swap as often as you like. Then off you go together to the sledging runs, up and down as often as you like, and on some days even until late in the night... tschentenalp.ch (German)
A quick practice, then away you glide
Gstaad is one of Switzerland's most popular cross-country skiing areas. As an alternative to the office routine, or to round off a training course, this kind of team activity is especially useful: participants are instructed and given encouragement in a fun training session on the "cross-piste", before venturing on to the track, skiing in a classic or skating style. With its beautiful views, the area between the Sparenmoos above Zweisimmen and Glacier 3000 is particularly suitable for "winding down".
Good walking, good food
Teams large or small can have incredible fun in the snow and ice. In the Bernese Jura, for example, an igloo-building event or a wide range of of snowshoe walks can be combined with delicious culinary highlights. One of the many snow routes starts in Les Près d'Orvin and takes you on a high alpine trail towards the communication tower on the Chasseral. After enjoying the snowy winter landscape, walkers can look forward to tasting some wines from the Lake Biel region, or perhaps a cheese fondue or a bison steak at the bison farm. creavital.ch (German)
Winter tour of a lake
Enjoy having Lake Brienz to yourself, with the snow-capped peaks reflected in the water. Between November and April, this unique winter kayaking experience is best undertaken in a warm dry-suit and with a flask of hot tea. After a short introduction, the tour begins at the Bönigen lido and takes you past secluded beaches and craggy rocks and then back to where you started. Accompanied by an experienced guide, and with very few other people out on the lake, this is bound to be an adventure that you won't forget. hightide.ch
Goosebumps on the Eiger North Face
Eiger Vision is a company specialising in events for smaller and larger groups in the Alpine terrain around Grindelwald. It organises activities that include glacier walks, climbing parties and the traditional Swiss sport of "flag throwing". Its most spectacular offer would be a visit to the north face of the Eiger. After a short train ride to the Stollenloch on the steep northern flank of the Eiger, expert mountaineers will attach you securely before you reach the light through the opening in the steep cliff wall. On the small platform in front of the Stollenloch you will inch your way as far as the abyss where you cast your gaze into the depths below. eigervision.ch
Building and bonding in the ice
Planning, building and having fun together: with these purposes in mind, the winter adventure "Build an igloo from snow and ice" is the perfect team-building event. Under the guidance of a leader at one of the three possible locations in Gadmen, Innertkirchen or Steingletscher, it soon becomes clear who is most suited to doing what: site manager, block-cutter, structural engineer – all kinds of skills are needed for this fun outdoor experience! Then, over drinks at the end of the day, or when you spend the night in the igloo or the nearby mountain inn, the focus shifts to relaxation and enjoyment. jungfrauregion.swiss