What is co-working?
Co-working happens when several people, who do not work for the same company or on the same project, work in the same room. The feeling of community, instant access to feedback and experience, sharing of knowledge and resources and a creative work environment are only some of the benefits it offers. Co-working is particularly popular with professionals who would otherwise have no one but their laptop for company, like developers, writers, designers, entrepreneurs and many more.
Who is Alpine Co-Working for?
- Freelance workers
- Teams who need to concentrate on their projects
- Employees who can work remotely for a period of time
- Entrepreneurs with no time to go on vacation
- PHD students
- Anybody that want to combine work and play!
Do I need to work on other peoples' projects?
No, you bring your own work and are free to solely focus on that. However, we very much encourage exchanging ideas and information with other participants and helping each other out were possible. All within reasonable limits, of course.
Do you also organise retreats for companies, organisations or networks?
Sure! Just send Isabelle a message and we'll explore what we can do together.
Do you speak German, too?
We do! Isabelle is a native Swiss and will be happy to answer your questions in Swiss German, German, French, Swedish and Spanish. Still, we keep the page in English in order to make it accessible to a larger audience.
Can I bring my dog?
It depends on the location we are at. Check-in with us.
FAQ for January and February in Ftan
How much space is there?
The institute has rooms for up to 80 people.
What to bring?
Every room comes with a set of bedding and towels.
Bring warm winter attire for outdoors! In Engadine temperatures below 0 °C are the rule in winter and nights can easily be at -15 °C or less.
How far away is the next ski lift?
A few hundred meters down the hill.
Cross-country tracks are right in front of the institute.
Sledging & snow shoeing start right behind the institute.
How to travel to Ftan?
2 1/2 hours by train to Scuol, then a 5 min bus ride to Ftan. Check schedules and buy your ticket on the Swiss Federal Railways page.
2 1/2 hours by car, either taking the car train via Vereina tunnel from Klosters or crossing the Flüela, one of the most scenic Swiss passes.
Are there parking spaces?
You can park for free next to the house.
How does it work for food?
Breakfast and dinner are included in your package. Meals are served at the school cafeteria. Meal plans are elaborated by Eduard Hitzberger, a reknown Swiss lifestyle chef, so they are designed to leave you full of energy and ready to work.
We do have a little team kitchen at our disposal. Feel free to store and prepare your lunch here.
Where to shop?
Stroll down to Ftan to buy some basic grocery items at VOLG and make sure to drop by at Cantieni, the baker producing the best walnut tart in the entire engadine.
No answer yet?
No worries. Send a message to Isabelle and we'll figure it out.