5 Ways to Fully Disconnect After a Work Meeting

At your last team meeting, you discussed several topics at length, made some important decisions and inched several projects forward. It is now time to stop the clock, chill out and fully disconnect, with or without your collegues. Here are 5 great ways to make sure this does happen!

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Many spas and health centres are open year-round at Tremblant.

#1 – Get pampered at the spa
Between work and personal obligations, there is very little time and energy left for you to take care of… you. Especially after a very demanding work meeting, you sometimes needs a true relaxation session. A visit to the spa or the Scandinavian baths is the place to start and is, without a doubt, the absolute best way to start shedding stress. Soak in the calm and serene atmosphere and let your worries completely wash away. While there, why not indulge with a Swedish massage or a hot stone treatment, for example? A luxurious treat that will soothe your body and let your soul slumber in peace, come nighttime.

 

Tremblant’s pedestrian village offers more than 40 cafés, bars and restaurants to help you decompress as you share a few happy hours with your colleagues.

Tremblant’s pedestrian village offers more than 40 cafés, bars and restaurants to help you decompress as you share a few happy hours with your colleagues.

#2 – Share a drink and a nice meal with your colleagues

Hours of lively discussions, however productive and constructive they may be, can be incredibly draining. Why not make the most of this occasion, skip cooking dinner and instead share a meal and a few drinks with your colleagues in one of our nice restaurants? Replace work conversations with more personal ones, learning a little more about those people with whom you spend all of your work days! You can keep the night going in one of the many trendy bars, in a truly Quebecois microbrewery, or even with a visit to the Casino. There are so many options available to you for a wonderful night of relaxing fun with your colleagues!

 

In Tremblant, every reason is a good reason to climb up the mountain. And the view is always incredible!

In Tremblant, every reason is a good reason to climb up the mountain. And the view is always incredible!

#3 – Shed stress through sport

It is a well-known fact that one of the best ways to shed stress is through physical activity. There is no better (natural) way to release tensions than an intense workout, helping to focus both mind and spirit on healthy living instead of on the deadlines discussed in meetings! To get active, all activities are great options. On your own or with some colleagues, you can play a round of golf, kayak on Lac Tremblant, hike in the woods, or in winter, go for a few ski runs. However you choose to be active, the point is to move and to enjoy it thoroughly as you do it.

 

Challenge your colleagues to try Tremblant’s Ziptrek, a series of 5 ziplines that will send you soaring through a range of emotions.

Challenge your colleagues to try Tremblant’s Ziptrek, a series of 5 ziplines that will send you soaring through a range of emotions.

#4 – Try something new and shake up the routine
Test your limits and try something new! Creative and, sometimes, extreme activities can take you out of your daily routine and push your boundaries. Stir up your team’s competitive spirit and challenge your teammates to try karting, luging in the mountain, or ziplining high above the treetops, especially in fall as leaves turn and showcase their most beautiful colours. Any activity that forces you to step out of your comfort zone helps you clear your mind and prepares you to return to work the next day, fully refreshed and available.

 

Tremblant’s pedestrian village counts more than 80 shops and boutiques, perfect for a well-deserved shopping break in between work commitments.

Tremblant’s pedestrian village counts more than 80 shops and boutiques, perfect for a well-deserved shopping break in between work commitments.

#5 – Shop the boutiques and treat yourself

Even a few minutes of fresh air can greatly help reduce stress and take your focus away from your daily concerns. If you, however, have more than a few minutes available, maybe a little shopping spree will do the trick. Make the most of the sunny weather and visit the outdoor shopping spots such as the pedestrian village, which overflows with local and unique products. Take some time to grab a coffee or stop for a bite in one of the many cafés and sweets shops. After all, you deserve it!

There is no shortage of options to help you completely disconnect. You only need to give yourself the time and the permission to do so. Your whole team’s spirit can only be improved and strenghtened by it, once back in the office.

You can reach Josiane Martineau at jmartineau@avtremblant.com at anytime to assist you with planning your next team meeting at Tremblant.

For additional information on group events, and to organize your arrival at Tremblant:

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Meet in Tremblant: A Refreshing Change for You and Your Team – Part 2 of 2

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In the first part of this article, we focused our attention on physically demanding nautical activities designed to make your team think and work as one. Let us look, in this second portion, at relaxing activities that soothe their tired minds and bodies.

 

Time to recharge

While some colleagues soak in the sun from the comfort of their beach chairs, others might prefer to discover Mont-Tremblant’s National Park and Wildlife Reserve in a kayak. You can rent a boat from one of two locations: directly in the National Park or at the Beach & Tennis Club, where the Centre nautique Pierre Plouffe is located. While on the water, keep your eyes opened: you might get a glimpse of a chimney swift, one of the area’s endangered birds.

Those with unending energy reserves might want to take in the breathtaking Tremblant scenery from a paddleboard, an activity that seamlessly combines the benefits of physical exercise and mental relaxation.

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Is your team daring enough to brave the waves? If so, then try tubing. Hang on tightly while the boat pulls you at full speed over the water. Who can stay on the tube the longest? As part of their bonding, get your strongest team members to assist their colleagues getting back in the boat.

Wrap up this incredible stay, filled with brainstorming, interactions and emotions, with a relaxing visit to the beach and a refreshing drink.

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A brand new team

A stay in Tremblant is guaranteed to boost team spirit, cohesion and general mood. But we also promise to send you home with:

  • Unparalleled corporate memories
  • Your teammates’ gratitude
  • Strengthened bonds between your employees
  • A chance to focus of your most precious asset: your team.

Successful teambuilding events do not only reward employees for a few days every year. They are an integral part of your employer brand and important content generators for your HR department. In other words, they are a chance for you to firmly establish your business’ reputation in the market, retaining current employees and attracting the most talented ones to join your ranks.

Start planning your corporate event today!

Need help with creating the perfect teambuilding event for your group? Do you know exactly what you want them to try? Either way, we can assist you in choosing the perfect activity for your group or business.

Contact Josiane Martineau at jmartineau@avtremblant.com at anytime for assistance.

Get full details on available group activities and plan your Tremblant stay:

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Meet in Tremblant: A Refreshing Change for You and Your Team – Part 1 of 2

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Your team eagerly awaits this moment every year: time for the annual retreat. As a manager, you constantly strive to incorporate fun into this work outing as this serves to develop professional and personal connections, foster team spirit, increase company profits and reward staff for their efforts over the last year. With these goals in mind, our experts have picked out just for you a series of nautical activities guaranteed to spruce up your conventional meeting and teambuilding activities.

 

Stay on course with your strategic goals

Management experts are unanimous: new places and unusual settings can boost your team’s efficiency and creativity. Follow their advice, get out of the office and bring your team to Tremblant for a cruise on our majestic lake.

And no, the boat does not have Wi-Fi connection. Your audience will have to give you their full attention, making it the perfect time to share key messages and ensuring every team member is involved and participating in the brainstorming activities.

While there, why not enjoy a coffee break on the scenic deck? Let the sweeping views provide you with all the inspiration you need!

The cruise boat can welcome up to 70 people. Food and beverage service is available on demand.


All in the same boat

After a series of meetings, it is time for teambuilding activities. Time to test your team’s cohesion, collaboration and instincts as they face challenges together.

What better way to call upon their physical and mental strength than rafting down the Red River? With adrenaline rushing through their veins from the thrill of such an experience, your team members will show their true colors. New leaders will emerge, taking your team to new heights as they become closer than ever.

For those who prefer to stay dry, less extreme activities are also available. Why not try racing a canoe, an activity with plenty of opportunities to foster healthy competition by forcing unlikely partners to collaborate. New friendships will form before your very eyes.

There are many more nautical teambuilding options available at Tremblant. Want to know more? Read the second part of this article and discover activities focused on relaxing both body and mind.

Start planning your corporate event today!

Need help with creating the perfect teambuilding event for your group? Do you know exactly what you want them to try? Either way, we can assist you in choosing the perfect activity for your group or business.

Contact Josiane Martineau at jmartineau@avtremblant.com at anytime for assistance.

Get full details on available group activities and plan your Tremblant stay:

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Your team will soar with Ziptrek!

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The benefits of teambuilding activities have been repeatedly shown, especially when they are done outdoors, in the open air, away from daily stressors. Group activities allow for colleagues to engage in friendly competition in a fun environment, far from the everyday routine. Teambuilding does wonders for a group’s spirit, cooperation, communication and cohesion.

 

Launch down one of the world’s most spectacular ziplines

Ziptrek gives you the chance to do just that! You and your team, free from gravity, will zoom down the 5 tandem ziplines – with two of them stretching over a kilometer long – at speeds that will send your heart racing. From Tremblant’s mountain summit, all the way down to the pedestrian village nestled at its foot, you can experience the thrill and excitement of flying as you soar high above the treetops!

Explore nature as you dash past bear, wolf and deer habitat. Ziptrek’s experienced professional guides will guide you through the journey and ponctuate it with historical facts about Tremblant and the area’s diverse flora and fauna. Hiking trails, and viewing platforms mark the path and provide access to the various ziplines.

 

Strenghten team spirit

Three full hours of emotional highs, thrills, adrenaline and pure fun await you. As your teammates learn to help and cheer each other on, they solidify their bonds and their motivation to work together to achieve common goals increases accordingly. A winning combination for any teambuilding activity!

 

Practical Information

With departures every 20 minutes for groups of 8 to 10 people, Ziptrek can accommodate up to 294 people per day.
Note that special group rates are available. In low season, for example, rates start at $102 per person, for groups of 20 adults or more, and $95, for groups of 40 people or more. In high season, rates start at $110 per person, for 20 people or more, and $103 per person, for 40 people or more. We strongly recommend that you book your space ahead of time to ensure you do not miss out on this exhilarating adventure while visiting Tremblant!

To make the most of your upcoming adventure, why not come in the Spring, when bright green leaves are budding everywhere, or in the Fall, when leaves turn a myriad of colors? In any case, you will need to hold your breath until May 16, 2015 when Ziptrek reopens for the summer season.

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Ziptrek is only but one example of the many group activities available at Tremblant during the summer season. Your corporate meetings will take on a new spin when combined with a targeted creative endeavour. Make sure to read our next blog post, highlighting 4 more summer teambuilding activity options available at Tremblant!

Whether looking for a physical or relaxing activity, Tremblant’s team can present you with a custom-made and creative concept. For help planning, you can reach Josiane Martineau at jmartineau@avtremblant.com.

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Tremblant, a standout destination for your corporate events!

You might already know that Tremblant boasts the largest ski terrain in all of Eastern North America but did you know that it is also voted #1 by SKI Magazine readers? Year after year Tremblant has garnered top position in this prestigious Eastern North America ranking – unrivalled. At Tremblant, you can easily organize your group’s logistics, while enjoying the numerous events and activities available onsite. From world-class golf courses to a majestic lake a stone’s throw away from renowned hotel chains and fully-equiped workspaces, Tremblant’s facilities let you create memorable moments with your partners, collaborators or team members. Nowhere else will you find, year round, such a change of scenery combined with such a wide range of services perfectly adapted to your group’s needs!

A creative and stimulating environment for your corporate events

Tremblant’s exceptional setting allows you to disconnect for the rigours of daily life, making it the perfect location for business meetings. Its inspiring environment encourages strategic thinking, stimulates your team’s creativity and fosters professional interactions. With state-of-the-art facilities, a variety of customizable services and a decidedly Québécois “joie de vivre”, Tremblant will charm your entire group.

Do not lose a minute: make the most of your flying time

With only a 65-minute flight from Toronto, you will not have enough time in the air to fully appreciate the breathtaking scenery of the Laurentian mountains unfolding under you. But your time is precious, we know that. So make the most of this short moment and start your team meetings on the plane, discuss with colleagues or start unwinding right away.

Less than 2 hours away from Ottawa and 90 minutes by car to Montreal, Tremblant provides parking spaces for your entire group once at the resort. Park your car and forget about it for the duration of your stay.

Whatever the season, type of event you are planning, activities you would like to try and ambiance you are looking for, Tremblant offers limitless options. If you are planning a seminar, a team building activity, or are simply looking to host your guests in a breathtaking location, Tremblant is the ideal destination for a memorable and custom-built experience.

It is simple to get additional information on hosting corporate events at Tremblant…

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