A SKI WEEKEND IN THE ROCKIES:
HOW TO MAKE TEAM BUILDING INTERESTING
Team building is an essential part of running a business these days. However, this is a task that can be tough to carry out and can be even more stressful than normal work.
If you want to make sure that everyone enjoys this part of the job then why not take your team to a ski resort in the Rockies? There are certainly enough interesting benefits to make this an idea well worth considering.
GET AWAY FROM DISTRACTIONS
One of the most important issues with team building exercises is that you need to get away from distractions as much as possible. If employees are tied up reading work emails and taking phone calls constantly, the flow of an event is easily disrupted.
Getting away from it all in the Rockies for a couple of days is a perfect solution to that problem. Resorts such as Kicking Horse, Fernie and Kimberley offer fascinating spots to get away from the routine and avoid the normal day to day distractions.
The outstanding natural scenery of the Canadian Rockies means that you will all feel far from any worries and issues that you have left behind in the office. This allows for your team to concentrate on the team building and leave everything else behind.
CARRY OUT INTERESTING CHALLENGES
There are many different ways to carry out a team building session, from survival exercises to sporting challenges and games. Often our guests already have specific team building activities in mind, due to the demands of their industry and the challenges they face.
A quality ski resort in the Rockies provides the chance to try out a number of different things. Obviously, the first thing that springs to mind are ski and snowboard based activities.
Furthermore, hotels and chalets offer a base for completing team building exercises indoors. The number of quality restaurants and bars around the resorts means there’s always a change of scenery close by.
Being far from the normal place of work offers a chance for your team members to relax and get into a different frame of mind for a couple of days.
SPEND TIME BONDING
No matter what kinds of team building exercise you have in mind, getting away on a ski trip provides teams with ample time to bond.
Eating, drinking, skiing or just passing some time together offers opportunities to truly connect. In many cases, work colleagues only ever spend time in each other’s company while on duty which rarely provides a chance to get to know each other as people, which is not only a shame, it can inhibit organizational progress.
By giving employees the chance to spend time together on a weekend ski trip or midweek ski break, work groups are afforded the chance to strike up deeper relationships, which serves to strengthen bonds and encourages organisational cohesion, providing perfect opportunity for individuals to unite as a team. It also provides management with a chance to inspire and allows for personal relationship development.
MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY MINUTE
Most companies are reluctant to take staff away for long breaks because it can be expensive and tends to disrupt business operations.
Short ski breaks keep things affordable, and with the mountains in our back yard, there is really very little time wasted accessing them. The motor coach ride from anywhere in Alberta to the surrounding mountains can be used as a multi-platform educational environment utilising a motor coach’s on-board audio visual systems to enhance skills, brief on company protocols or simply prepare the team for the upcoming trip with an informative resort rundown. No matter which mountain you choose to visit, it will seem like you’ve arrived at your hotel in very little time.
This is a fantastic start to any team building event and means that people won’t lose interest or get too tired because of a long journey. Instead, they should all arrive to their ski resort feeling refreshed and raring to go.
The compact nature of our favourite resorts means that all guests stay close together and don’t waste time travelling from one place to another. This allows your group to maximize fun in the limited time frame available on a short weekend trip.
All of this is great news if you want to strengthen the team bond but have a limited window of opportunity in which to do it.
There are few more enjoyable ways of getting your team built up into a powerful unit that works together than by taking them away on a team building and bonding trip to the Rockies. Check out our corporate ski weekends section to see how you can get a custom ski trip package arranged easily.