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Posted on Wednesday 04th October 2017 | Lesley Thomas

Stand out from the crowd with a corporate ski break

Corporate entertainment can be a great way to bond with your clients and make deals in a relaxed and less formal environment. A great meal or an entertaining show could go a long way towards impressing a potential client enough to sign on the dotted line, but sometimes you need to make more of a splash.

In industries where corporate entertainment is common, chances are that your client has been there and done that - from days on the golf course to slap up meals and top tickets to the theatre. What they might not have been treated to, is a couple of days on the slopes. Blow them away with a corporate ski break and you’ll have them eating out of your hand.

Not only is a ski break a great treat, it’s also fun, and the endorphins that exercise provides could leave potential clients in a better frame of mind about making decisions. While the slopes provide plenty of opportunities for lively competition and getting the adrenalin pumping, skiing is not the only activity on the table.

If there are less keen skiers in your party, why not book them in for an indulgent spa treatment? In chilly Alpine weather, there’s nothing quite like a relaxing massage in a toasty room, followed perhaps by a turn in the sauna or a hot tub.

The evening makes for the perfect time to regroup and talk business. For a more intimate setting in which you might be able to speak more openly, you could arrange for a catering company to come to your chalet and put on a spread. A few glasses of bubbles or whiskey is sure to have your clients feeling most amenable to your proposals.

For a more extravagant affair, why not take your guests out to one of the excellent restaurants that the Alps have to offer? Les Arielles in Couchevel or La Table de l'Ours in Val d'Isère both boast Michelin stars that are sure to impress.

If you own a business and could see yourself regularly using a ski chalet in the Alps, for corporate hospitality trips, buying might be a good investment. As well as reducing the cost of taking clients away in peak season, it could earn you money whilst not in use. Take a look at what’s available at Alpine Property Investments and get in touch to find out more.

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