The Cube in Reno Joins Co-Working Alliance
The CUBE @ Midtown in Reno Joins the Mountain Coworking Alliance (MCA)
The alliance of mountain-town coworking spaces continues to grow. Now offers reciprocal membership benefits at nine coworking spaces across the country
February 2015 – Coworking is on the rise in mountain towns around the country. To help skiers and snowboarders work and play in the mountains, nine mountain-town coworking spaces have joined together to form the Mountain Coworking Alliance. The CUBE, a coworking space, business accelerator and incubator in Reno, Nevada, is the latest to the join the MCA, a collective that provides free reciprocal coworking days at coworking spaces near Jackson Hole, Vail, Aspen, North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Park City, Durango, Breckenridge and now Reno.
“Collaboration and networking are the fundamental building blocks an effective ecosystem that can meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s innovators and entrepreneurs. The CUBE is excited to join the Mountain Coworking Alliance and we look forward to sharing our expertise in fostering the creation, development and growth of new businesses with other MCA members,” says Eric D. Madison, executive director, The CUBE.
Mountain town coworking spaces offer local startups, entrepreneurs, business owners, students and corporate workers plus vacationers a flexible and affordable place to work and gather in a collaborative environment.
The way people work is changing. And where they work is changing. It’s estimated that more than half of the workforce will work remotely by 2020
"It was only natural for the coworking phenomenon to reach mountain towns, and now we're really seeing an explosion of people coming to the mountains to play and also wanting a place to get work done. The rise in coworking spaces in ski towns in Tahoe, Colorado and Jackson Hole is giving people an opportunity to have affordable, collaborative and productive spaces to work while living or visiting the mountains." says Megan Michelson, co-founder Tahoe Mill Collective, located at Alpine Meadows, California.
The Mountain Coworking Alliance offers members two free days at the participating spaces, including:
Tahoe Mill Collective in North Lake Tahoe (near Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley)
Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe (near Heavenly)
The CUBE @ Midtown in Reno, Nevada
Spark Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Assemble Park City in Park City, Utah
Durango WorkSpace in Durango, Colorado
RiverCoWorks in Basalt, Colorado (near Aspen/Snowmass)
Base Camp in Avon, Colorado (near Vail and Beaver Creek)
ELEVATE coSPACE in Frisco, Colorado (near Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain)
To take advantage of the two free reciprocal days, workers must have a membership at their home coworking space and must contact the visiting coworking space at least a week in advance to make arrangements and provide verification of membership. Space is offered pending availability.
The Mountain Coworking Alliance capitalizes on another trend - skiers and snowboarders who plan multiple trips within one ski season to different resorts. This has been driven, in part, by the popularity of affordable multi-resort season passes like the Mountain Collective and Epic Pass. The Mountain Coworking Alliance now provides flexible places to work with access to more than a dozen of the top-rated ski resorts in the country ranging from Jackson Hole to Aspen and from Heavenly to Breckenridge.
“Mountain Coworking spaces give people the launching pad to pursue their passions,” says Julia Landon, co-founder of ELEVATE, a new space and community gathering spot that opened Oct. 1 in Frisco, Colorado. “They don’t have to choose between work or play. They can do both – work and play with the end result of ‘elevating’ their life.”
According to Jamie Orr, co-Founder of Tahoe Mountain Lab in South Lake Tahoe, “The mountain coworking spaces create a place for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and remote workers to collaborate and thrive. As an example, Tahoe Mountain Lab has become a hub of activity for the community in a way that just wouldn't happen in a big city, and we love seeing the impact we're having both inside and outside our office walls."