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Unplugged

ski week

french pyrenees

Jan 9 - 16, 2022

Jan 16 - 23, 2022

"When are we going to have a reunion?!? What about an actual holiday, like a real holiday?" These conversations have been happening between us for years, and now the time has come to make it happen.


Unplugged adventures are all about our reunion; seeing familiar faces while taking an intentional break from work to reconnect and reminisce about the wild days of the Tribe. It's a chance to keep in touch with old friends a few times a year and stay plugged into the community, even when we're no longer fully nomadic and able to join month-long Chapters. Living our daily lives together is beyond compare, now imagine us in vacation mode.


A holiday with old friends is finally here, are you in?

Reunite with the Old Pals in the Snow

For our first family holiday together, let's get cozy and spend a week in the mountains in a French chalet. We'll be skiing, snowboarding, or practicing our turns for the 1st time in the French Pyrenees. After conquering the mountain, we'll return home to relax in our hot tub as we sip hot chocolates and Aperol Spritzes.

Hit the slopes & make the first tracks

Explore the 62 miles of trails across 3 resorts for skiers and snowboarders, all located within Saint-Lary-Soulan. No matter your skill level, find chairlifts and gondolas to take you to green, blue, red, and black pistes.


Not yet comfortable on the slopes? No problem. Join a lesson to learn how to turn and carve with other Tribers who want to sharpen their skills. There's no better bonding moment than rolling down the hill together and icing sore bums afterwards. 

Discover skijoering & dog sledding

We'll bring our senses of adventure and hang on tight while we trail behind a pony or pack of dogs through wild landscapes of the backcountry. 

Après-ski where it was invented

Grab an Aperol Spritz and join us in the hot tub, our chalet has all we need for the best ending to a day on the slopes. Après ski was born in France and a vacation must.

Our Home in Saint-Lary-Soulan

Village center

Ski chalet

20 members

50 mbps

Highlights

Our home is a newly renovated chalet that's divided into 3 apartments with a furnished terrace.

We're located 1 minute from a free shuttle bus that brings us to the cable car station to access the ski resorts. Ideal for skiers and snowboarders, no need to rent an additional car to hit the slopes.

The chalet has fully equipped kitchens, a hot tub, washer & dryer, heated floors, gear room, multiple dining and communal spaces, and fireplaces for crazy cozy hangs. 

Resort passes cost €43 pp for a 1-day pass (or €180 for 6 days) and can be purchased ahead of time online.

Good to Know

Unplugged adventures are a time to take time off from work, the focus is on connecting rather than staying productive.

The 2-person shared rooms have bunkbeds (technically able to fit 4 people), but each person will have their own bunk without anyone above them.

The 3-person shared room has double beds within private nooks, see a photo above for the room setup.

Join Us for Ski Week

Unplugged adventures are about reuniting with old friends. It's a week-long intentional break from the day-to-day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the Tribe.


Members who have joined Chapters before and intimately understand what being a Triber is all about will thrive most on adventure weeks. For a reunion filled to the brim with familiar faces, one week is also reserved specifically for longtime members, Citizens, and Veterans.

Private room with

ensuite bathroom

$960

3 rooms available

Private room with

shared bathroom

$790

2 rooms available

2-person shared room with shared bathroom

$620

6 beds available

3-person shared room with shared bathroom

$490

3 beds available

Jan 9 - 16, 2022

Open to: Veterans, Citizens, and members who

joined pre-2020 and completed 2+ Chapters.

 Email hello@wifitribe.co to join the waitlist

Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.

Not a member yet? Apply here

Jan 16 - 23, 2022

Open to: All members who have completed

at least 1 Chapter

Open to current WiFi Tribe members only.

Not a member yet? Apply here

A few spots are set aside to build a more balanced community on the ground, with a mix of genders, nationalities, ethnicities, and member experience levels. All shared rooms are between 2 or 3 people of the same self-identified gender.

Not a Travel Program, a Community

We live, explore, and build our community together.

Embracing openness and curiosity, as a Tribe, we explore new places and ideas.

Do Life Together

We build relationships to last...the rest of our lives. Retirement-Tribe anyone?

Cocreate the Adventure

Discover how different travel feels when the experience is cocreated and shared as a Tribe.

Reignite Your Work

Realize your goals and dreams knowing you have the world's best cheerleaders in your corner.

Unplugged FAQs

Find answers about Unplugged below:

Payment & cancellation deadlines

Chapter deposits won't be used to secure a booking for Ski Week, full payments are due 8 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure begins.


Unplugged Adventure Payments (please be aware we have reverted back to our pre-COVID policies):

  • Booking requests will receive a link to finalize your booking to pay the full Unplugged Adventure price payment
  • The final full payment is due 8 weeks prior to the Unplugged Adventure starting. (Note: this means you’ll have from the time of booking until 8 weeks out to submit the full Unplugged Adventure payment)
  • If your full payment is not received 8 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure start date, your spot will be given to the next person on the waitlist
  • Bookings made less than 8 weeks before the Unplugged Adventure start date will pay the full Unplugged Adventure price at booking

Cancellations (please be aware we have reverted back to a version of our pre-COVID policies):

Once the full Unplugged Adventure payment is paid, the following cancellation policy applies:

  • Cancelled 6+ weeks before Unplugged Adventure start date: 100% refund of full Unplugged Adventure payment
  • Cancelled 4-6 weeks before Unplugged Adventure start date: 50% refund of full Unplugged Adventure payment
  • Cancelled ≤ 4 weeks before Unplugged Adventure start date: No refund

Closest airport and transportation information

Closest airport:

  • Tarbes Lourdes Pyrénées Airport: 80 km
  • Pau-Uzein Airport: 100 km
  • Toulouse-Blagnac Airport: 150 km

  • In the Chapter's Slack channel before arrival, members often coordinate transportation to our homes together. You'll receive our address 4 weeks from the Chapter's start date.

    COVID related FAQs and Policies

    See our COVID guidelines and procedures here.

    What kind of insurance do I need?

    Whether you're an experienced rider or new to the slopes, consider travel insurance that includes added protection for adventure activities. Things like:

    • Trip protection against weather-related incidents that cause trip cancellations or delays
    • Gear protection to protect yourself against theft, lost or damaged equipment
    • Emergency medical insurance and emergency evacuation to cover any accidents on the slopes

    What is Unplugged?

    Unplugged adventures are about reuniting with old friends. It's a week-long intentional break from the day-to-day to disconnect from work and reconnect with the Tribe.


    It's a chance for us to keep in touch with old friends a few times a year and stay plugged into the community, even when we're no longer fully nomadic and able to join month-long Chapters.


    That's why, for these adventure weeks, we're looking for members who have joined Chapters before and intimately understand what being a Triber is all about.

    Why did we choose skiing and snowboarding as our first Unplugged adventure?

    We're a group that loves to ski and snowboard, members have self organized their own ski weeks with fellow Tribers, so we wanted to help take it a step further. There's magic to renting out an entire chalet for cozy community hangs and bonding over a shared passion with people with whom we already feel close. 

    How is Unplugged different from a Chapter?

    Chapters have a focus on productivity with the expectation that everyone will log on to work Monday-Friday. Unplugged is a time to... well, unplug. 


    Set up an out of office message and take off days from work, these week-long adventures are a holiday as a Tribe. We won't be working during the week, instead all of our focus will be on the adventure and the intention of getting even closer by sharing an epic experience. 

    Is there wifi at our accommodations?

    Since this is a chance to unplug from our daily work schedules, we aren't specifically sourcing accommodations for their wifi reliability and speeds. We also won't have the backup MiFi devices on the ground or other supportive tech gear.


    During Unplugged adventures, our accommodations might have wifi but it's not a given!

    Find answers about the resorts and Saint-Lary-Soulan below:

    Which resorts are near by? What are the difficulty levels?

    Saint-Lary is near 3 ski areas, Pla d'Adet, Espiaube, and Vallon du Portet. We chose the French Pyrenees specifically for its balanced selection of pistes, it's perfect for a mixed-ability group. With 59 pistes (11 black, 14 red, 26 blue, and 7 green), the slopes here are considered less demanding than other resorts but there's typically a lack of crowds which will make our runs that much more enjoyable.


    Starting with Pla d'Adet, beginners will find green and blue pistes with meandering runs from 2300m altitude. Ski school lessons are also available for those who want to learn how to ski or snowboard.


    Intermediate skiers and snowboarders will enjoy Espiaube. This area has blue and red pistes plus a sports zone with more red and black glades through the forest. You'll also find some of the resort's longest runs, clocking in at 3km long, these are some of the most popular trails for riders of all levels.


    More adventurous riders can go straight up to Vallon du Portet. Sitting at 2000m altitude, expect extraordinary 360° views of the Pyrenees and, with some luck, lots of blue bird days. 

    Is a ski pass included in the Ski Week price?

    A ski pass is not included in the trip price because everyone will likely have a different agenda in the Pyrenees. Some will take the first lift up the mountain and be the last ones down, while others indulge in the many other winter activities on offer here.


    Saint-Lary is near 3 ski areas: Pla d'Adet, Espiaube, and Vallon du Portet. We can pre-purchase resort passes that cover all 3 areas for a 20% discount, the promotion looks to valid only until December 12. The discounted price for a 6-day pass is about €180 per person. If you only want to be on the mountains for a few days, a 1-day pass is about €43 per person.


    The Saint-Lary resorts also offer a SkiYou Later Warranty for all 1 to 6 day passes, including credits and refunds for unused passes due to a variety of reasons.

    Can I rent equipment at the resort or in Saint-Lary?

    There are a variety options for equipment hire, either at the resorts or in the village. You can rent gear and warm clothes, find a bunch of local options here to find what works best for you.

    I don't want to ski or snowboard, can I still join the trip?

    Of course! Saint-Lary Soulan offers a variety of winter activities and a bustling small village to fill your time. Try dog sledding, skijoering, toboggan trails, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or tubing to experience the French Pyrenees without hitting the slopes.  

    What is there to do in Saint-Lary-Soulan? 

    The village sits in the beautiful Aure valley and has easy access to the slopes via two lifts right outside of town. Being so close to Spain, the village has Iberian and French influences seen in the cuisine and architecture throughout town. There are about 30 restaurants for eating out and 9 popular bars dedicated to the art of après ski, France is where the term was coined after all. After a day of runs, the rue Vincent Mir comes alive with riders exploring the shops, restaurants, and après ski watering holes to relax after a long day in the snow. You can also rejuvenate and relax at one of the thermal bath and spas in town, the water in Saint-Lary-Soulan is known for its healing properties.


    The village is a perfect place live out your winter wonderland fantasies, cozying up to the fireplace and unplugging from work. 

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