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Winter Sales Incentive

French Alps, January 2011

Summary of Event

Event TypeIncentives
ClientLuxury British car manufacturer
Guests12 plus partners
Duration4 days
StyleHigh end, to reflect the brand

Client requirements 

  • An event which matches the high end branding of the company.
  • Something for everyone - the group contains skiers and non-skiers.
  • An element of informal team building, ensuring skiers and non-skiers actually spend time together.
  • Events which incorporated the partners, who may not know each other already, as well as the staff.
  • Maximise the beautiful alpine environment and all that Chamonix has to offer.
  • Maintain a level of luxury and reward throughout.

Ten80 Thinking 

Husky dog sledding - corporate events
Husky Dog Sledding

Finding the right accommodation was vital. Although a five star hotel would have been an easier option, we wanted to place the winners in a luxury VIP chalet so they had a more unique experience. Amazon Creek, with its three chalet properties in the same complex, was ideal given its exclusivity and beauty.

The group consisted of skiers and non-skiers so we had to balance the needs of both groups whilst avoiding creating a disparity between them. This was achieved through forward planning, timing and carefully selected activities that would appeal to both skiers and non-skiers. Mealtimes, in the best mountain restaurants, were used as a tool to reunite the group, and gave non-skiers the experience of being up in the mountains.

 

Montenvers train - corporate team building
Montenvers train to the Mer de Glace for lunch

 

Skiing - corporate incentive
An afternoon's skiing

Ten80 Solution 

Day 1

1435 - Arrive Geneva and met by Ten80 drivers in luxury cars
1630 - Arrive at Amazon Creek chalets
1700 - Private ski equipment fitting (in chalet)
2000 - Dinner in chalets
2200 - Relax at chalets

Day 2

0830 - Breakfast served in chalets and met by ski instructors
0930 - Transfer for skiers to pre-selected ski/beginner area and transfer for non-skiers to Le Tour for husky sledding
1000 - Husky dog sledding
1100 - Husky dog sledding finishes
1200 - Non-skiers take Montenvers train to Mer de Glace
1230 - Lunch at mountain restaurant (skiers)
1300 - Lunch at Montenvers hotel (non-skiers)
1400 - Afternoon skiing for skiers
1530 - Non-skiers back to chalet
1630 - Skiers back to chalet
2000 - Dinner at La Cabane restaurant
2200 - Drinks in town at pre-organised bar

 

Day 3

0830 - Breakfast served in chalets
0930 - Transfer to Courmayeur (all)
1030 - Skiers meet ski instructors
1130 - Non-skiers take tour of cheese caves and wine tasting at a local producer
1330 - Lunch at mountain restaurant (all)
1500 - Transfer to Pré-Saint-Didier spa (non-skiers)
1600 - Transfer for skiers to Pré-Saint-Didier spa
1700 - Private wine tasting at spa (all)
1800 - Transfer back to chalets
2000 - Dinner in Amazon Creek chalet
2200 - Relax in chalet

Day 4

0800 - Breakfast served in chalets
0900 - Trip up the Aiguilles du Midi cable car
1215 - Transfer to Geneva airport
1520 - Flight departs Geneva airport
1605 - Group land at Heathrow airport