Winter is the magical time... Snow, frost, and carols all of these are bringing us to the most amazing time of the year, Christmas and New Year Eve, where we can have fun outside: skiing or snowboarding. So it was predictable, why Bytebrand team was expecting Winter so much.
Bukovel, the largest ski resort in Eastern Europe, is situated in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. The resort is located near the ridge of the Carpathian Mountains at a height of 900 m (3,000 feet) above sea level, near the village of Polyanytsya in the Yaremche municipality, about half-a-mile away. It is one of the most popular ski resorts in the Carpathian Mountains and is situated 30 km (19 miles) southwest of the city of Yaremche.
That same year, we at Bytebrand decided to spend the most precious weekend celebrating Christmas and New Year by coming together in this magical winter wonderland of crisp white snow and clear blue skies. We wanted to go there to ski and snowboard, have fun on the slopes and just have a good time. Our CEO, Marco Kundert, became an instructor for a day and taught some of the employees the basics of skiing. It was an incredible opportunity to become totally one team during weekend's where we knew what it's like to support each other, help and communicate together as friends, not just co-workers. This really was a fantastic time, when we all put work on one side, and just relaxed and enjoyed the time of our lives.
After an exhausting but exhilarating day spent on the slopes, we would all go to the restaurant serving the best Ukrainian cuisine and celebrate winter as Bytebrand. The main purpose was to celebrate together, and show that we care about each other. Indeed, show how Bytebrand could develop in the future and put on even better and more stylish events for their employees. Bonding like this over two days, having fun in the mountains, drinking Glühwein, playing games and just chilling out was by far the best way to become a number-one winning team.
Two days of fun, excitement and teambuilding worked wonders and inspired the staff to become even more passionate about going the extra mile and achieving awesome results. On a Monday, back at work, we were all so fired up by this trip that we knew we had to continue planning superb events for all of us to enjoy. We work as a team to achieve the best results, so we take great care in working out how to spend our ‘down time’ in order to explore new activities and locations together.
How cool is it to create one big family and a winning team at the same time?