Sure there are those tried and true team-building exercises used by companies all over to hone areas of trust, leadership and cooperation. But what kind of place gives executives and sales managers the opportunity to see the world suspended 30 feet above the tree-tops, with magnificent backdrops of the Sierra and Lake Tahoe?
Put another way, which would you rather be at? A retreaded corporate retreat inside four sterile white walls practicing role playing communication scenarios that are propped with paper cups and string, peanut butter and loaves of Wonder Bread? Or would you rather run, swing, climb and glide along jaw-dropping zip line and rope courses with your co-workers in physical and mental challenges that will leave you and your comrades breathless and wanting to do it again and again?
Yes, we thought so too.
Now is the time for your company managers to warm up to winter or spring ahead before summer hits with an unforgettable retreat. Meet in the treetops; change your viewpoint and your approach.
Granlibakken will bring out that high-level thinking for your team. All you have to do is be up for the challenge. The Treetop Tour conference center package includes:
- Treetop Adventure Park Team Building
- Lodging at Granlibakken Conference Center & Resort
- Three delicious meals daily
- Meeting facilities for 4 to 400
- Standard A/V equipment
- Coffee breaks
- Complementary cocktail hour for two nights booked at conference center resort
Not one to hang out in the trees, the flexible nature of Granlibakken provides a veteran staff an opportunity to bend the rules and try something new when unique requests arise.
And some of those requests in recent years have been beyond imaginative, such as:
- A make-shift midnight candy room with collections of sweet and salty treats for late-night creative sessions.
- A handcrafted ice bar buffet atop the mountain accessible only by snowshoe or ski followed by overnight camping in a snow cave.
The tech group with the midnight sugar rush was amped for the meeting and beyond, claiming it a “sweet” success. The science experts who high-tailed it to the ice bar literally stepped and slept outside the box – and four walls of a meeting room for a peak experience.
That’s what meeting planners and company conference reps can expect at Granlibakken, Tahoe’s original ski resort and conference center that has a long history of catering to groups of various sizes and types, as well as thought patterns.
So, anyone need their own mountain? Groups also have the option to host outdoor team building activities with private reservation of the Granlibakken Ski and Sled Hill. If a more traditional meeting room set-up is desired – the kind with lights, heat, ceilings, windows and the latest in connectivity, Granlibakken can handle it. Resort lodging runs the gamut from one to eight bedroom condominiums.
What’s your ideal corporate retreat look like?