• Alpine Touring with Park Hyatt Beaver Creek's General Manager

    POSTED February 11, 2022

How many hotels can claim that their general manager will take guests out for a little morning skiing? At Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Colorado, GM Herb Rackliff is connecting with early risers who are new to alpine touring or haven’t uphill skied at Beaver Creek on Wednesday mornings this ski season beginning in February 2022. 

For meeting planners with adventurers in their groups, inquire about signing them up for this unique experience, which requires alpine touring ski equipment and skins that are attached the bottom of the skis for going up and removed for making sweet turns on the way down. 

Participants can grab a coffee and snack at daybreak with Herb to get tips and the inside scoop on how best to make an ascent of Beaver Creek Resort before the ski area opens for the day. Timed correctly, once uphillers reach the top of the mountain, they can make a descent back to the slopeside property or to the base of one of the three lifts that sit right at the base of Beaver Creek Village. The experience is based on availability and conditions. 

Thank a destination that is hosting your group and have a teambuilding activity all wrapped in one. Here are a variety of groups to plug into for projects involving trails, historic places, waterways, and open space. 

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks hosts one-day volunteer projects. Spend the day constructing or maintaining a nearby trail for Boulder locals and visitors alike to enjoy.   


Colorado brings home its fair share of recognition

As travel comes returns in many parts of the world, Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2022 Star Award winners on April 26, 2022. The United States debuted 10 hotels, three restaurants and seven spas on the Five-Star list, while London claimed the title of the city with the most Five-Star hotels worldwide at 21 on the list. On the local level, six Colorado entities landed a Five-Star nod, while 12 received Four-Star recognition. 


Honeycomb Strategies, based in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte and with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create sustainable management systems and reduce its footprint. 

B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.