Archive 8

In 2007 I took a break from visiting corporate headquarters and instead cycled to ski resorts in Switzerland and castles in France, Germany and Italy. Such fun was had that I'll be doing more of the same in 2008. Is there a connection between ski resorts and the corporate world? Many resorts and their hotels are venues for hosting company seminars, retreats for senior management, as well as staging employee "bonding" outings. Companies, via corporate incentive programs, also reward employees with trips to ski resorts for reaching sales targets.

I'm also hot on the trail of French military engineer Marquis de Vauban.
 

2008

 

INTRODUCTION to ski resorts

Austria
St. Anton am Arlberg (2008 visit)

Innsbruck (2006 visit)
Kitzbuehl (2002 visit)

France
Megeve (2008 visit)
Val d'Isere (2008 visit)
Les Arcs 1950 (2008 visit)
Besancon (fortification works by Vauban) 2008 visit
Belfort (fortification works by Vauban) 2008 visit
Fort de Joux (fortification works by Vauban) 2008 visit

Chamonix (2000 visit)

Switzerland
Grindelwald (2008 visit)
Engelberg (2008 visit)
Zermatt (2008 visit)
Wengen (2008 visit)
Kandersteg (2008 visit)

Zinal (2008 visit)
Grimentz (2008 visit)
Arolla (2008 visit)

Saas Fee (2004 visit)
Verbier (2007 visit)

Leukerbad (2007 visit)
Crans-Montana (2007 visit)
Veysonnaz (2007 visit)
Klosters (2007 visit)
Davos (2007 visit)
Arosa (2007 visit)
Champery (2002 visit)
Lugano (2007 visit)
Como, Italy (2007 visit)
Bellinzona (2007 visit)
Gstaad (2007 visit)
Saanen (2007 visit)
Les Diablerets (2007 visit)
Leysin (2007 visit)
Villars (2007 visit)

Germany
Garmisch-Partenkirchen (2001 visit)