Expect a week like no other

Alptitude Europe will take place from 2-9 June 2018 at Dream Valley, France



Located in the midst of the majestic Mount Hood National Forest in Oregon, our base is close by to Hood River and Portland. Its perpetually snowy peak — crowned by eleven glaciers can be seen for miles.



For the more adventurous the afternoons offer the opportunity for incredible hikes, mountain bike trails and white wafter rafting down spellbinding ravines.


Expect early-morning wellbeing activities such as yoga or mindful walks by stunning streams, followed by nutritious breakfasts.


Cooper Spur Resort will be our home for the week. Surrounded by pine trees, beautiful meadows and pristine waters. You'll fall in love with its rustic mountain lodge, log cabins and farm to table restaurant. 



Communal gatherings are where the group bonds. From wood-fired pizza to BBQs, expect a culinary delight. Some days we'll take a sack lunch if on a hike.



We'll get to see natural wonders like the Columbia River Gorge, one of the seven natural wonders of Oregon, which boasts a world of wine in just a 40-mile stretch

I have never been to anything like this before with such a diverse group of people. What stood out for me is the level of respect and openness I’ve experienced with some people I wouldn’t normally hang out with. My mind was blown several times that week! Also, it’s rare to be part of an event and feel called to stand true and to serve and share our gifts. The humanity and nature combined made it a deeply nourishing experience. It feels like being part of a tribe and knowing my place in the world.
— Alexis Perry, UK

A magical formula


We always look to get a diverse mix of founders, leaders and changemakers from around the world, but with shared values and mindset. Your hosts will be Laurence McCahill and Carlos Saba, the founders of The Happy Startup School, who've been creating meaningful experiences like these for more than 5 years.

History tells us that bringing a small group of inspiring people to a stunning place like the wilds of Oregon can only lead to magical things.


The real value is in the interactions with your peers through both conversation and group sessions – these are dependent on who's in the room, but at previous events we've had workshops on Money as a Mirror, Very Clear Ideas, Surviving & Thriving as an Entrepreneur and Building Communities of Purpose, to name a few. 

Unlike most events we leave lots of space for anyone to share their story, run a session or get help on a challenge they might be facing. It's in the in-between bits where the real magic happens. So we don't cram the schedule.


It’s hard to describe what it is about Alptitude that makes it such an amazing experience. Partly it’s to do with the magnificent mountains.Partly it’s to do with being somewhere different. But key to it are the wonderful people you meet and the deep connections you make in a very short time. When life looks overly complicated and decisions seem too big sometimes a quiet word and an understanding ear can create the small shift you need to make everything much more clear.
— Carlos Saba, UK

The Lowdown



The nearest airport is Portland International Airport (approx 90 mins drive away). Seattle International Airport is 4 hours away by car (or 3 hours to Portland by train). Through our partner we are able to offer a discounted transfer to the resort from PDX.

With everything we do our goal is to create life changing impact for the people we work with and their businesses. 

The fee for Alptitude is from $2,999-4,499 depending on room type all inclusive. The fee includes 7 days of sessions, full board accommodation with 3 nutritious meals a day, early morning yoga, e-bike tour, white water rafting, hiking and transport over the week. 

  • Triple room $2,999*
  • Twin room $3,499*
  • King-side double room $3,999

*Sharing with a same-sex participant

Not included:
Alcoholic or soft drinks, other adventure activities, flights


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I have had breakthroughs for myself and helped others achieve theirs. The balance between moderation, serendipity and activity, was perfect for me. I will cherish the experience, the friends I made and the memories I keep.
— Jeroen Meens, Netherlands
We experience breakthroughs in technology everyday. AI, machine learning and virtual reality are but a few of the buzzwords that point to a new future. But what about a breakthrough in who you are and who you surround yourself with? What if you could spend 7 days in a place where you can upgrade your business skills, relationships and leave with a brighter view of your future self and humanity? Sounds almost as crazy as a world of self-driving cars and leisure trips into space doesn’t it? But those things already exist and so does this place. I know because I did it. It’s called Alptitude and you can do it too — and you should.
— Jack Smith