Working from home – in the mountains

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Working from home may have started as a temporary solution when the Coronavirus pandemic hit Canada earlier this year, but many companies across the country are making the change permanent. The evolution of corporate cultures to a virtual space means geographic location of employees isn’t as important.

This means the outdoor lifestyle you’ve been craving can happen in an instant without giving up your day job. You no longer have to live in Vancouver to work for a Vancouver-based company.

Instead, you can settle into a beautiful, alpine townhouse with epic mountain views and ski-in/ski-out access.

Sales increase from urban locations

At Sun Peaks, there has been an increased number of people relocating their families to the resort as a permanent move. In fact, 50 per cent of recent sales have been to future full-time residents, instead of vacation seekers.

“People are now recognizing how easy it is to work from home,” explains Lark Frolek-Dale, owner of RE/MAX Alpine Resort Realty. “We’re seeing an influx of people coming from larger urban areas to Sun Peaks where there is more space and a sense of safety.”

The Lower Mainland has been a huge driver of real estate shoppers, but there are residents of Kamloops who have also been looking to settle down somewhere with a bit more elbow room.

Frolek-Dale is expecting those numbers to increase in the weeks ahead as people look to secure a property before the ski season begins later in November.

Prospective residents are also learning more about the services and amenities available to them that can support their home office environment. WiFi connections are strong. Coffee shops are within walking distance. And if you need a mental health break, pick your activity based on the season! Bike, ski, hike, golf, yoga, kayak, snowboard…the list goes on. Pssst…on a quiet mid-week winter day, you can get in at least three runs in a 30-minute break.

Added bonus? No need to find a beautiful Zoom backdrop. Just set your webcam to look out the window and you’re all set.

Working from home in the mountains. Welcome to the positive side of 2020.