Happenings 2017


Dream Valley is an alpine playground for dreamers, changemakers and entrepreneurs to share adventure, dream big and save the world.  Join us and make some dreams happen in 2017.

Winter Season 

Fun in the freezer.  Skiing, Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, Ice Climbing, Back Country Powder, Split board / ski touring, Snowshoe Adventures, Sledging, Overnight Igloo, Fondue, Vin Chaud, Apres Ski, Snow Bikes.

19th to 21st JanuaryBucket Project (Winter)

A mysterious journey through monochrome snowy landscapes. Adventure, perspective, reflection and conversation.  Down the frozen rabbit hole. Password "edelweiss".

23rd to 24th January - SnowHow (with 50th Generation)

A 2 day winter adventure for entrepreneurs to take their brains, hearts and minds on. A handful of the most interesting and exciting entreprenuers will take to the mountains in the deepest winter to take the vision to new heights, unblock each other and collaborate in new ways.

24th - 28th January  - Conscious Business in the Snow  SORRY, SOLD OUT

If you believe business should be a force for good and you love to ski then you'll be in your element.  No formal talks or workshops.  Just kindred spirits gathering in the snow to have fun, share ideas and make friends for the journey.  Join Lasy Lawless, Jamie Pyper and the conscious business collective.

14th -15th February - Summit to Remember

Tom Harris shows young adults an alternative story to the flawed linear career ladder.  In the "Summit to Remember" series, Tom shares the unique character building experience of conquering a mountain and seeing how different the world looks from the summit.  

18th - 25th March - The Crafted Crate Co-Chalet

Chris Drummond and his legendary craft beer play host to a week long late season sunny slope session party putting the world to rights with like-hearted craft beer lovers.  Riding, jumping, sliding and falling our way around the mountain park.  Sunny lunch terraces, snow chilled craft beer, DJ's spinning the apres ski vibes.

9th to 12th April - Ski Mountaineering

Remote beauty, cardio fitness and epic powder descents.  No  previous experience with touring equipment is necessary but reasonable fitness and off piste experience is helpful. A 3 day high mountain back country guided adventure. We leave the pisted areas and head deep into the alpine wilderness climbing with the latest touring equipment which allows us to go up and over mountains on skis/snowboard.

January to April - Prototype your Idea

Karl Parton is in residence for the winter season. Karl turns business ideas into prototype products. Brief him on the chairlift, shred down the mountain and build your idea the chalet while sipping mulled wine. 

January to June - Founders Flow

Tom Nixon, his family and a flow of his clients are joining us for the winter and spring seasons. Tom provides coaching and practical support to founders bringing big ideas to reality, and to leaders of established businesses who wish to transform their organisations.  Snowshoe your way out of the woods and get clarity on a snowy mountain top.


Spring Season 

The snow is melting, the rivers and waterfalls come alive and the wild flowers are in full bloom. Wild Foraging, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, White Water Rafting, Parapenting, Canyoning, Road Biking, Kayaking, Mountaineering.

May 18th -19th -  Seven Summits (Summit 2)

The second in our expedition series of seven summits to Mont Blanc will involve an overnight stay in the mountains.  We will share exact itinerary and budget closer to the time but get your name down and put it in the diary. 

June 3rd - 10th -   Alptitude (with The Happy Startup School)

Brought to you by The Happy Startup School and Dream Valley Projects and now in its third year.  Alptitude brings together 25 purpose-driven entrepreneurs and changemakers from around the world for a unique, meaningful experience in stunning natural surroundings.  The lucky few that come leave with a renewed vigour for life,  a ton of game-changing ideas to implement, but most importantly a shared experience and group of new friends that will stick with them forever. 

17th -18th June - Samoens Trail Tour

Over 2000 runners will complete the Samoens Trail tour over distances of 83km, 49km, 33km, 18km and a vertical kilometre dash.  Linda is running the 49km, Jack is running the 18km.  Choose your distance and join the Dream Valley trail team. 

28th - 30th June - Fat Wheelz

An adrenaline packed mountain bike adventure exploring the cross country and downhill trails of the grand massif.    Anyone with bones and nerves of steel most welcome.

Autumn Season 

Rivers run dry, crowds have gone, high mountain passes are clear of snow and valley landscapes blaze with autumnal reds. Hiking, mountain biking, electric biking, mountaineering, epic tour de france road bike cols, trail running, rock climbing, mindfulness and yoga.

September 25th - 28th -  The Bucket Project (Summer)

"I can't share the details (it's a bit like Secret Cinema), it would spoil the surprise for you.  I can say it was immense, not only did we have adventure, but we had fantastic conversations, really connected with nature and ourselves, and the whole experience stands out as one of the greatest things I've ever done with my life." Leanne Phillips, Bucket Project 2017

If you're interested... follow Edelweiss down the marmotte hole.

Dates TBCGreat Gig in the Sky (with Unknown Epic)

"We are taking 50 adventurous music lovers on an epic journey with music as our mission.  Spending three days high in the mountains, together we will feast in the shadows of giants, explore a pristine alpine kingdom, and dance under the stars in awe of this magical part of our world.  An intimate yet, monumental concert at the summit of a 9,000ft mountain awaits those who will join us for... Great Gig In The Sky." Jake & Kim, Unknown Epic

October 2nd - 4th - Dream Valley Trail Team

Each October we plot a route and lead the team up and over the high mountain passes.  The 2016 route from Chamonix to Samoens covered 21 miles with 2000 metres of ascent and took 7 hours.  If long distance running is your thing and you want to give running a go, join the team on our next adventure.

October  5th - 6th -  Seven Summits (Summit 3)

The third in our expedition series of seven summits to Mont Blanc will involve an overnight stay in the mountains and some exposure to heights.  It's starting to get serious.

November 20th - 24th - Alpselerator

5 product startup teams live and work together for 5 days.  Out into nature for inspiration. Back to the chalet to make and share ideas designed to accelerate business growth.  Each team takes their turn on kitchen duties.

If you would like to join the above happenings simply follow the link, complete the form and we'll be in touch.  If you want to visit us for longer, bring a group or cook up a custom collaboration, drop us a line and we'll make it happen.