The French Alps are an ideal destination for corporate seminars, team building events, executive meetings and team gatherings. Stunning scenery, fabulous food and a wide choice of outdoor activities make the Alps a popular choice for corporate groups of all sizes.
Just one hour from Geneva international airport, Samoens feels as if its a million miles from the real world, while remaining incredibly accessible. A perfect weekend corporate retreat destination, you can fly into Geneva and be in Samoens within an hour (some city bankers actually live in Samoens and commute to London for work). Forget spending half your weekend traveling; we believe that commute time is wasted time. Samoens is a superb corporate retreat destination right on your doorstep.
The Giffre Valley is a veritable alpine playground, overflowing with stimulating activities and invigorating conversational opportunities. Historical heritage, medieval village, 265km of pistes to ski, national park, You can get a feel for the place here and here.
Our network is vast yet selective. We work with the crème-de-la-crème of French certified instructors, guides, coaches and accommodation providers to deliver you a full package tailored to your group’s precise needs. ZigZag also has English and French speaking executive coaches on hand to guide your team conversations and personal reflection on site.
Here at ZigZag we specialise in the organisation of outdoor adventure activities all throughout the year. Our fully certified team is carefully selected for their experience and team management skills, ensuring that your event is every bit as fun and productive as you’d hoped.
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With a repertoire of 350 private and commercial chalets of all sizes and budgets, along with reputed local hotels throughout Samoens and surrounding areas, ZigZag is perfectly placed to assist with recommending and reserving the right accommodation to suit your corporate event.
We understand that value for money is important and our expert local staff can guide you through local accommodation options to ensure you find a property that suits your group’s needs, in a great location, with any extras you might need. If you need a private meeting room, boardroom tables, sound and projection facilities, breakout spaces or something else to make your seminar function just as you intend, our corporate events team is on hand to help you source what’s necessary.
ZigZag partners with local catering companies to offer in-house breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Everything from a simple buffet to a gastronomic fine dining meal is possible; with options to suit your budget.
We also partner with local wine specialists who can host themed degustation evenings and advise on perfect wine pairings to suit your meal choices. We can assist with sourcing, delivery and storage of your wines in preparation for your arrival.
Should you prefer to dine out, our team can help you to select and reserve a restaurant or mountain refuge to suit your group’s preferences. There’s a little bit of everything in Samoens, from refined French dining to hearty alpine fondue and raclette dishes. Our personal favourite is an evening “at the farm” – an entirely rustic Savoyard restaurant experience with divine local dishes served by the farmers themselves in a dining room with glass walls overlooking 100 or so cows in their cosy winter barn! Atmospheric venues are our specialty; we love taking you slightly off the beaten track for genuine and unforgettable experiences that can’t be found elsewhere.
Every group is different and as such, we prefer not to offer off-the-shelf corporate events packages. Your needs are specific and we’re ready to help create a special experience that will be both enjoyable and fruitful for everyone involved. Tell us a bit about your group, your budget, your time frame and what you’re hoping to achieve and we’ll throw some ideas your way.
Corporate retreats might include a team building and fitness session or a private wellness workshop, as well as a healthy gourmet breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for the group. You might like to share a canyoning adventure or go white water rafting, before beer tasting at a local microbrewery, or hosted wine tasting in the comfort of your alpine chalet. Perhaps yoga and mindful walking is more your style. In any case, if you’re keen to get out and into nature and to enjoy French fine food and wine, you’re in the right spot !
Get in touch for more information – we’d love to hear from you.