KPMG Ski Weekend at Crans Montana

Ski weekend group photo
Our co workers from KPMG Suisse Romande audit practice. We all work in the French region of Switzerland and most of us are from the Lausanne or Geneva offices.

This past weekend was the KPMG Suisse Romande Audit Practice ski weekend. Our social committee planned an incredible weekend for us with a full itinerary on Saturday. It was so fun!

We spent the weekend at the Swiss Chalet Montana, in a room with a view of the mountains – literally could wake up, look out the window and stare at the vista and even the Matterhorn off in the distance. It was not a fancy hotel, but the rooms were large for European standards, it came with breakfast, a self service bar, pool, Foosball, and the inn keeper even caravaned everyone to dinner on Saturday night so that we wouldn’t have to walk 20 minutes in the cold to get downtown.

Darn trees are in the way but the view from our room was still beautiful!

Saturday morning everyone met at the ski station to pick up our tickets. Andrew and I skied a couple pistes with some co workers before, well … let’s just say they left me in the dust haha these people ski as if they literally came out of the womb on skis they are so good! I tried to keep up but I am just not good enough at skiing yet. So, we bid farewell and got in a couple hours of skiing by ourselves before stopping and meeting back up with everyone for lunch. The snow was awesome and the pistes were so fun. The resort is huge and we had a great time exploring a new ski area.

View from lunch at the Les Violettes terrace

Lunch was a group affair at some tables reserved out on the terrace at Les Violettes. The weather on Saturday was mild, crystal clear and blue skies. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

The panoramic views from the pistes of Crans Montana were incredible
View out over the glacier at the highest point of the resort. There was an awesome super long piste to ski down the glacier and down the mountain from here
Andrew and I after lunch on the terrace
My map man and his map ❤️
Skiing down from the glacier. Had to be careful to stop looking at the view and focus on where I was going!

Dinner was an organized group meal at Restaurant La Désalpe, followed by drinks at The Constellation followed by going dancing at some basement club that miraculously I cannot remember the name of (wonder why that is …. 🙂 ) It was a really great time and fun to get to hang out with our colleagues outside of work. Crans Montana was a really nice resort and honestly had the best panoramic views of the Alps. Better than I ever imagined. We left Sunday morning exhausted but loved every minute.

 

 

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