For three days, from March 10 to 13 2022 (Thursday to Sunday), we'll bring 60 members of the VOYAGERS family on a special weekend snow adventure in the Swiss Alps. This is a not-for-profit weekend, intended to bring together people working across a diverse range of industries and geographies – startup founders, investors, researchers, activists and many more.
WHAT WILL THE PROGRAMME LOOK LIKE?
This three-day adventure will make the most of the mountainous Gstaad region of western Switzerland, easily reachable by one of Europe’s most stunning train journeys. We’ll cook together, share stories, play late-night games — all activities designed to build meaningful connections as you make significant new friends. And, of course, we will enjoy the best of local food and drink, in some very special locations.
Our official schedule starts on Thursday afternoon, with drinks and canapés on the terrace of our cosy base, the super-comfortable HUUS Hotel Gstaad, which has its own spa, pool, gym and ski shop. Later in the evening, we’ll gather for an official welcome dinner at the hotel, where we’ll get to know each other over some traditional Swiss delicacies. As part of every VOYAGERS gathering, we’ll conclude the day with some storytelling and late-evening group games such as Werewolf (which has become a VOYAGERS tradition).
On Friday, we’ll enjoy our first full day of skiing and snowboarding on the local mountains, including a group lunch with panoramic views. We will provide your ski pass as well as ski guides (at various skiing levels), who will take care of our group throughout the day. In the late afternoon, we’ll return to our hotel for some well-deserved downtime, where you’ll be able to unwind at our hotel’s spa, sauna and pool. In the evening, we’ll get to know our new friends even better over dinner at a local restaurant. We’re planning an after-dinner bowling tournament over drinks at a nearby alley.
Saturday is another day of mountain sports. In the afternoon, after some spa time, we’ll head to an organic farm in the nearby village of Chateau D’Oex, operated by farmers of the fifth generation – all in a fully sustainable and regenerative way. You’ll learn how to make cheese, take care of the farm animals, and more. After dinner, we’ll gather for a party featuring the informal VOYAGERS talent show (you’re welcome to share any skill, but no pressure if you’re shy).
Our formal agenda will end after our last morning of skiing in the mountains and a farewell lunch on Sunday at HUUS. You can ski for the rest of the day, continue your adventure yourself, or begin your journey home.
We are minimising indoor activities and putting anti-COVID safety measures at the heart of our planning.
Here are some testimonials from past VOYAGERS adventures.
The group you brought together was incredibly inspiring, thought-provoking and generous. I’ve made many good friends who I’ll be in touch with for years to come and hopefully one or two investors. You guys are incredible
We will take care of you from the moment you arrive in Gstaad, on Thursday, until the moment we say farewell on Sunday. We provide:
Three nights’ accommodation in the HUUS Hotel in Gstaad
All meals: breakfasts, lunches and dinners for all three days
All drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, taken with the group
Mountain (ski) passes for three days
Ski guides/instructors for the group, from beginners to off-piste
All other scheduled activities
All transport for the duration of the scheduled adventure (you will need to arrange your own travel to and from Gstaad: we recommend the spectacular train journey)
The VOYAGERS gift pack (save some luggage space to take it home)
The VOYAGERS production team‘s services
Advance curation by the VOYAGERS team, including two extended site visits
A few extra surprises we will announce nearer the event.
FITNESS LEVEL: We welcome skiers and snowboarders of any level. We will arrange ski guides for beginners, intermediate, advanced and off-piste groups. You will need a moderate level of fitness for the slopes.
Please note: We are limited to just 60 places, and are likely to be oversubscribed. We will curate the group to ensure a diverse mix of lovely people. We welcome VOYAGERS’ partners who engage with the group as active participants.
We will collect a CHF200 deposit to hold your place. You can cancel your place, for any reason with no questions asked, for a full refund until February 1 2022. Our refund policy is as follows:
If our hotels cancel our booking because of Coronavirus restrictions, or if Spain formally bans international travel from the country where you live before February 18 2022, a full refund will be paid.
If the adventure goes ahead as planned, but you are not able to participate:
UNTIL FEBRUARY 1, 2022 (Midnight GMT): All fees paid are refundable in full, NO questions asked.
UNTIL FEBRUARY 18, 2022 (Midnight GMT): You will receive a refund of all fees paid, minus a CHF800 per person cancellation fee.
AFTER FEBRUARY 18, 2022 (Midnight GMT): No refund will be payable to you. You will however be given a €500 non-transferable and personal credit towards a future VOYAGERS event or adventure valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation.
Please note: We are limited to just 60 places, and are likely to be oversubscribed. We will curate the group to ensure a diverse mix of lovely people. We welcome partners who engage with the group as active participants.