What if the view from your coworking space was of mountains instead of skyscrapers?
What if you could take powder runs between conference calls?
What if you could mountain bike before your afternoon meeting?
Finding time in between the commute and the rate race is now possible with flexible work spaces in mountain towns and resorts around the world.
Coworking has grown exponentially in the past decade, as more and more businesses encourage working remotely and as more people enter the entrepreneurial world. According to Allwork.space, there are more than 14,000 coworking spaces in the world, with the number of coworking members rising to 3.8 million by 2020 and 5.1 million by 2022. Most coworking spaces provide coffee, tea, light snacks and the option to book a day pass or long-term deskspace.
Check out these eight coworking spaces that make outdoor recreation more accessible during the work day.
One week membership: €50
Bansko is located at the base of the Pirin Mountains in southwest Bulgaria. At Coworking Bansko, remote workers can book a day pass or a package that includes lodging, airport transfer and a mineral bath! And it’s just a short walk to Bansko ski resort.
Mammoth Mountain, California
Day pass: $25
Located in the main lodge at Mammoth Mountain in the Sierra Nevadas, workers are just steps from the ski lifts in the winter or mountain bike trails in the summer. The resort also operates a second coworking space off-mountain in downtown Mammoth Lakes.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Day pass: NZD $25
Known as the Adventure Capital of the World, Queenstown New Zealand is an outdoor adventurers’ mecca. Hangar Workspace is located just outside of town at the base of Cornet Peak. Coworkers can get in early-morning powder runs before some dedicated desk time.
Day pass: CHF 50
Mountain Hub is a coworking space and business lounge in the Swiss alpine village of Verbier. Remote workers can take in views of the Matterhorn, experience world-class skiing or walk to cascading waterfalls. Mountain Hub also offers collaborative workshops and networking events.
The Network Hub
Drop-in hourly rate: $10
Centrally located in Whistler Village, The Network Hub is within walking distance to the year-round outdoor activities available on Whistler and Blackcomb mountains in British Columbia. Workers can book hotdesks or dedicated coworking space.
The Ski Locker (2 locations)
Day pass: €30
Just a few hundred feet from the Aiguille du midi lift, The Ski Locker Chamonix is in the heart of the French Alps. Climbing, hiking and skiing around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, is at the doorstep of this coworking space.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Day pass: $25
This coworking community is just a short distance from Steamboat Resort, Emerald Mountain and the Yampa River in northern Colorado. Workers can utilize the video conferencing room and soundproof phone booths too.
Alpine Meadows, California
Day pass: $30
Located outside Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley ski resorts in a former ski shop, Tahoe Mill offers snow and water sports enthusiasts a quiet and productive work environment near Lake Tahoe.
For more coworking spaces in the mountains, check out Mountain Coworking Alliance or coworker.com
Author: Emily Butterfield