While it may feel like ski trips are confined to the realms of fun family breaks or wild holidays with friends, more and more often resorts are offering corporate options to businesses looking to reward or entice clients.

Ski trips are a great way to mix business with pleasure and to bond with your customers. Many resorts offer tailor-made packages to make your excursion run as smoothly as possible. There are plenty of companies online who can help with the planning and execution of your trip, arranging everything from airport pick-ups to dinner menus.

Martha de Jong-Lantink/flickr (courtesy image)

Martha de Jong-Lantink/flickr (courtesy image)

Easily accessible, Austria is a dazzling destination for anyone keen on snow sports. Situated in the heart of the Alps, and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on the Continent, what better way to entertain your clients than with a skiing holiday in Austria?

East Tirol boasts some of the most spectacular ski runs in Europe, with plenty of run variety to challenge visitors of all abilities. With 110km of pistes and 16 lifts, East Tirol isn’t nearly as expansive as neighbouring North Tirol, but it’s certainly a quieter option and possibly more suited to a business-oriented trip.

Kals has a lot to offer its guests, most importantly boasting non-existent lift queues. The Adler Lounge is a beautifully located restaurant and bar where you and your clients can kick back after a long morning on the slopes, bask in the the warming glow of the fire, and stare out of the floor-to-ceiling windows at the panoramic mountain vistas. This is how all meeting rooms should be.

Seefeld is another stunning option. Located just outside the city of Innsbruck, it has played host to the Winter Olympics twice and has plenty to please both beginners and intermediates. Visitors have access to the floodlit night ski run, reached in a waterproof ski lift with comfortably heated seats, as well as a great selection of non-ski related activities within the town itself. If your itinerary allows for down time, you can explore the stylish shops in the pedestrian village, or enjoy the fashionable nightlife on offer, where you can make sure you show your clients or potential clients a good time.

For somewhere with a little more bustle, St Anton is a firm favourite with regular skiers, presenting varied terrains and a fantastic après ski experience. Hotel St Antoner Hof is a good option for business trips, with stunning, traditional décor throughout. The added bonus of Turkish baths, an indoor swimming pool and deep massage showers can only make it more appealing to anyone planning a corporate event.

The post is contributed by www.inghams.co.uk.

Featured page image: St. Canton, courtesy of Cup’oCofi/flickr