Skiing Team Building in Switzerland
Our team organized a skiing team-building event as many of our team members are passionate skiers. Due to the COVID restrictions we had to change the original location at the last minute, so we chose St. Moritz in Switzerland as the place to stay because of its good snow conditions and the fact that no one from the team had ever been there before. Also, because there isn’t enough snow in December in the Czech Republic.
St. Moritz is a picturesque town in the western part of Switzerland, close to the border with Italy. With elevation of approx. 1,856 meters above sea level is known for winter sports. It has hosted Winter Olympics twice, in 1928 and 1948. It has more than 350 kilometers of ski trails.
We departed from Prague in three fully packed cars and drove for 9 hours without any organized stops as every group went on their own, but we still managed to arrive at the hotel within 20 minutes of each other. Two of the cars even had to go through a mountain pass as there was fresh snow on the roads, which made the journey quite fun.
For the first two days, we skied in the St. Moritz resort, which had great snow conditions, although the weather was not ideal. The visibility was poor due to fog, and some of the lifts were not operating due to high wind speeds, so we couldn’t reach the top of the mountain. Nevertheless, we still enjoyed the two days to the fullest. In the evenings, we played board and card games that we brought with us from the office.
On the last day, we packed our bags and headed to a nearby ski resort, Corvatsch. It was a beautiful day with sunny weather, and almost all of the slopes were open. We experienced breathtaking views from the top of the mountain, which was above 3000 meters, and could see the whole range of the western Alps, from Matterhorn to Mt. Blanc. We then chose to ski down either one of the longest slopes in the resort, which goes almost from the top to the bottom of the mountain or one red slope that was serviced by a fast six-seat heated chairlift.
After skiing, we had a very expensive pizza and started another almost 10-hour-long journey back home.