Over the past year, we’ve seen a huge shift from office working to remote working, and what better place to work than from the mountains? With all the peace and quiet you need; your work life can be balanced with plenty of fresh air and exercise.
In a recent survey of 1000 British people, 23% said that they would like to work remotely from a ski resort. So, is this a pipe dream, or could you make it a reality? We list a few things to consider when working remotely from the slopes.
Find a ski home with office space
When looking to buy your ski home, consider the fact that you’ll also be using your property to work. Having a separate room that’s purely dedicated to working will ensure that the rest of the house can be used for relaxing and recreation. If you are living there or taking a ski holiday with family, an office will also mean that you can work with little distraction.
Ensure that you’re well connected
One of the most important considerations for remote working is to ensure that you have a decent connection. It could be worth speaking to a few internet providers to gauge which would be best for your requirements.
If you’re only visiting your ski home at certain times of the year, or if you need to use your laptop on the move, invest in a dongle. It can be plugged straight into your laptop, providing you with instant internet access.
Choosing a ski home with amenities nearby could make your remote working life a lot easier. The time you have to travel to the slopes before logging in could be limited, so you may wish to choose a location that’s not far from an airport. As well as this, having shops, restaurants and other amenities close by will give you more time to enjoy your lunchtimes and evenings.
Choose a home near a ski lift
As well as being close to shops and the airport, you may wish to choose a home that’s just a short walk from the ski lift. This will make it easier to fit skiing around your work, whether you go out for a morning on the slopes or a quick ski at lunchtime. The mountains won’t be open 24/7, so make sure that you’re nearby.
Make time for skiing
Surely, the main reason you’ve chosen to work from a ski resort is to spend more time skiing! Keep this in mind and ensure that you don’t get too bogged down in work. Set some allocated time aside for skiing every day or week and plan your work around this. Make the most of your surroundings and enjoy the mountain lifestyle!
Start looking for your ski property today
To get the process of buying your ski property underway, why not take a look at our handy ski property buying guides? They lay out the buying journey step by step to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.