Finding the right co-working space that strikes the perfect balance between work and play is challenging, especially for skiers. The perfect scenario is an office close to the mountains so you can leave your desk and grab your skis.
It's seems like the ideal scenario right? But there is a checklist of sorts for your co-working space that it has to meet to ensure you can get work done efficiently so you can leave early and head to the hill. You need great coffee, fast wifi, a calming and community-driven atmosphere, as well as a great price. So we thought we would put together the best co-working spaces for skiers and snowboarders.
If your heart belongs to the mountains, finding a great coworking venue which is in easy reach of ski slopes could be the key to maximising your time on the snow while simultaneously achieving your professional goals.
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up the best coworking spaces for skiers. No time to go skiing but sick of working from home? Make sure to also check out our list of the 100 Best Coworking Spaces in Europe!
Price for a whole day as a visitor in the coworking space. Some spaces unfortunately only offer memberships. In those cases we stated the day pass as unavailable.
Traveler or workation membership at the coworking space. Membership price for 1 month without further commitment.
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As we are looking into coworking spaces for skiers and snowboarders, we will indicate the distance to the closest ski resort in km.
Cloud Citadel provides a perfect coliving and working space for those wanting a community atmosphere close to the mountains. Found in UNESCO protected Briançon, close to the cultural heart of the city, this bright and airy space offers various room packages to suit different needs. Amenities include dedicated work spaces, high speed Internet, a Skype room, workout room, washing facilities and kitchen. There are weekly activities and social events organised at the house which those staying there are welcome to join. The ski resort of Serre Chevalier is close by offering 250km of piste.
Closest ski resort: Serre Chevalier
Boasting great central location minutes from the slopes in the thriving French ski resort of Chamonix, Ski Locker is ideally placed to allow users to get in a few runs during their lunch break. Although it offers fewer facilities than some of its counterparts, Ski Locker is reasonably priced and has a range of desk packages available. It provides fast internet connection, free refreshments and a meeting room available on request and has built a community of skiing enthusiasts from all over the world. Chamonix is one of Europe’s best-known ski resorts and the town itself is busy all year round.
Closest ski resort: Le Brévent
Located in the pretty town of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps La Kaftièr offers a dynamic working environment for those looking to be close to the mountains. Flexible packages are available, including use of meeting rooms of various sizes and amenities that include free tea and coffee, lockers, super fast wifi, a postal address and receipt of parcels, kitchen and shower facilities. There is also the chance to join conferences, workshops and training sessions. For skiers, the resort of Le Corbier is a 30 minute drive away and if you’re willing to travel just over an hour you’ll find yourself in Les 3 Vallées.
Closest ski resort: Le Corbier
Alpean Coworking in the Swiss resort of Laax aims to offer a flexible and convenient coworking space in modern and stylish surroundings. Options range from a hot desk for the day to a large conference room and spaces can be booked last minute. They also offer discounted access to the Alva Fitness Area, a bike garage, creative meeting room, refreshments, kitchen facilities and parking. Discounted rates are available to owners and tenants of holiday homes in the surrounding area. Laax has a large snow-sure ski area with pistes to suit varied abilities and is particularly well known for its freestyle scene.
Closest ski resort: Flims Laax Falera
Located in the upmarket ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland, Mountain Hub prides itself on offering a flexible co-working space alongside tailored business support. They offer a wide range of facilities including fibre-optic internet, meeting and conference rooms, refreshments and printing in stylish surroundings positioned in the centre of Verbier. Mountain Hub also gives access to a portfolio of experts covering everything from design to legal advice who can be engaged depending on your business needs. Best of all, you’re already in the mountains, just moments away from the 4 Vallées ski area which covers a vast 410km of pistes.
Closest ski resort: Verbier
Located in the heart of Geneva with a global network of over 16,000 members and a packed events calendar Impact Hub gives the opportunity to expand your business reach and create new connections. They have a strong focus on supporting ambition and building business and you can even volunteer as a way to engage with more people, in addition to using the space for coworking. Geneva is a great base to explore from, with skiing options in both France and Italy. The closest of which is La Clusaz, a pretty French resort under an hour away that offers good tree skiing.
Closest ski resort: La Clusaz
Effinger is located in Bern, the beautiful capital city of Switzerland. This large, vibrant space is run as a community rather than for profit. With this in mind once you’re a member you can either donate financially or volunteer your time in return for which you’ll get discounted rates and extra benefits. They have all the usual coworking facilities and also run a Cafe so you’re guaranteed great coffee every day. From Bern the closest ski resort is Wengen, just under an hour drive away which is part of the Jungfrau ski area, covering 591 km of piste.
Closest ski resort: Wengen
Coworking Bansko has curated a supportive community of ‘nomads’ from around the world who all share a passion and lifestyle. They have multiple coworking locations around Bansko and packages include accommodation for varying length stays at very reasonable prices. Along with a room and access to the coworking spaces you also get airport transfers, SIM card and welcome pack making this a cost effective and easy coworking and living option. The town of Bansko is large and busy, and the cost of living is favourable in comparison to mountain towns in other countries. It’s also been voted Bulgaria’s best ski resort every year since 2013.
Closest ski resort: Bansko
Located in central Innsbruck, Raum13 is a coworking space founded on five values – openness, collaboration, sustainability, community and accessibility. They promote sharing of resources and a good sense of community amongst users. Access is available 24 hours a day and includes full office infrastructure, stable Internet, and refreshments all within an attractive and bright space. Innsbruck itself is a historic and beautiful city which has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. It’s surrounded by several connected ski resorts which together form Olympia SkiWorld Innsbruck – a large area with a huge variety of pistes.
Closest ski resorts: Nordkette & Patscherkofel
Freiraum is a modern and stylish coworking facility located in the centre of Kufstein that aims to attract a variety of coworkers from different backgrounds who bring knowledge with them. They offer great flexibility in the form of usage packages depending on what your business needs are. Amenities include various meeting rooms, super fast Internet, communal kitchen, shower facilities, printing and scanning and standing desks. They also have accommodation partners for anyone requiring a place to stay nearby. Kufstein is well placed to allow easy access to the slopes -with the Wilder Kaiser – Brixental ski area just 12 km away.
Closest ski resort: SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser
Coworking Salzburg is founded on the principle of ‘do what you love’. Located in the city of Salzburg, the centre of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, they take a flexible approach to working with various packages available to suit your needs. These range from club membership to a more permanent desk. They also offer childcare as an option alongside coworking. From Salzburg, the nearest slopes are found in St Johann, just under an hour drive away. St Johann offers good snow conditions and from there you can access the Superski area which covers 2000 km of piste.
Closest ski resort: St Johann in Tirol
Coworking Lounge in picturesque Winterberg provides a creative network and professional office atmosphere. They offer desks on a ‘fix’ or ‘flex’ basis depending on individual needs, high speed Internet, gym facilities, meeting and conference rooms and refreshments. Coworking Lounge promotes a healthy work life balance and encourages its coworkers to take advantage of the many outdoor activities the region has to offer, one of which is skiing. Runs are scattered across seven connected mountains and offer choice for all abilities.
Closest ski resort: Skiliftkarussell Winterberg
If a panoramic mountain view is what you need to motivate you during your working day then Alpen.Work high in the German Alps is the place to find that. Alpen.Work looks to encourage networks among different industries from which new projects and ventures can be built. They offer the usual office amenities and promote the fact that sharing resources and facilities by coworking is great for sustainability. The resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a good base to explore Southern Germany and Austria from and for skiers it has 40km of slopes across three mountains including the world-famous Kandahar black run.
Closest ski resort: Garmisch-Classic
Found in the pretty alpine town of Aosta, ecoworking is a coworking space which puts sustainability at the heart of it’s ethos. With very reasonable rates and modern facilities that include workstations, team offices, parking, kitchen, cafe, address services and an events space, ecoworking is a great option for anyone wanting to be in the mountains. From Aosta you have easy access to all the ski resorts in the Valle D’Aosta, the largest of which, Cervinia, is under an hour drive away and offer 150 km of runs and a link to the Zermatt ski area.
Closest ski resort: Cervinia
Startbase in Bruneck is one of four linked coworking spaces at different locations in the Italian part of South Tyrol. They offer 24 hour access to their space which is large enough for fourteen coworkers and has a communal kitchen, fiber Internet, postal services, soundproof hood to take phone calls in and printing and scanning. Coworkers can use any of the four locations making this a great choice for anyone wanting to explore the area. Bruneck itself is a lively and attractive town, which was once voted the best small town in Italy to live in. From there you can access the ski area of Kronplatz which covers 119km of pistes.
Closest ski resort: Kronplatz
Found in the gorgeous baroque city of Turin, Toolbox Coworking is a creative hub where you’ll find over 150 businesses together under one roof. They offer a wide range of amenities covering everything from yoga classes, to bike storage and repairs and Mac assistance. Desk options are flexible and include hot desks, team rooms and meeting spaces all in modern and light surroundings and they offer a calendar of networking events throughout the year. From Turin you can easily access some great Italian skiing. Sauze D’Oulx is the closest resort at just over an hour away from which you can ski 400km of piste.
Closest ski resort: Sauze D’oulx
You’ll find Ingeni Coworking in the centre of Andorra la Vella, capital of Andorra high in the Pyrenees. This modern and light space in the bustling city centre has a focus on networking and extending contacts, providing an ideal base to develop and grow your business. Flexible plans include everything from hot desks to private offices depending on your requirements and Ingeni can also be used as your business address. Andorra la Vella is a 20 minute drive from the Pal-Arinsal ski area where you’ll find several resorts to choose from catering for all abilities.
Closest ski resort: Pal-Arinsal
The options for tailoring coworking to fit your ideal lifestyle are growing, with new spaces opening all the time. Making use of one of these venues and everything they offer in terms of a base and business network could be a great tool to grow and expand professionally. This combined with the chance to get out and enjoy time on the mountain, and all the personal benefits that brings, could be key to achieving a great work-life balance which has become so important in recent years.
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