• Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

    Destination Spotlight

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    Dragonfly Stand Up Paddle Board Glowga

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

    Destination Spotlight

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    Cave of the Winds Mountain Park’s Via Ferrata

  • Colorado Springs Offers New Options for 2018

    Destination Spotlight

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    DroneSpace

Colorado Spings is home to more than 55 attractions and activities, including the iconic Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods Park. Take a look at what’s new for groups to enjoy in Colorado’s second largest city. visitcos.com

Cave of the Winds Mountain Park’s Via Ferrata – One of the Colorado Springs area’s oldest attractions has added a via ferrata rock-side climbing path that consists of metal rungs connected to a secure harness. The course ends with two zip lines. caveofthewinds.com

DroneSpace –This 12,000-square-foot indoor facility has a large dedicated race track, racing drone shop and spacious lounge. Drone pilots wear goggles so they can look through the “cockpit” of the racing drone as they fly the course. dronespace.org

Dragonfly Stand Up Paddle Board Glowga – This 60-minute paddleboard class has been timed to experience Colorado’s setting sun alongside paddle yoga practice on Quail Lake. Boards are illuminated with colorful LED lights. dragonflypaddleyoga.com

Ent Center for the Arts – Year-round music and performances are planned for this new 92,000-square-foot facility at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. A 774-seat concert hall, 245-seat recital hall, Gallery of Contemporary Art, theaters, a recording studio and audio laboratory are among the highlights. uccs.edu/entcenter

Trail’s End Taproom – Forty beers are on tap in this first self-pour taproom in Colorado. Guests pay by the ounce, and 100 percent of tips are donated to local trail and humanitarian nonprofits. trailsendtaproom.com

Pikes Peak Lemonade Company – For something completely different, head to a lemonade tap room where organic lemons and limes, organic cane sugar and filtered water are combined with lavender, hibiscus, jalapeño and a variety of other fresh ingredients. pikespeaklemonade.com 

Crafts and Drafts Passport – From microbreweries to moonshine, visitors can sip and savor their way through the area using a downloadable Crafts & Drafts Passport featuring 24 libation and coffee locations. visitcos.com

Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

 

Several organizations are collaborating on events from January through August 2019 for “celebrate bauhaus100: aspen,” which commemorates the impact of the Bauhaus art movement on Aspen. The theme “Our Legacy, Our Future/WorkPlay-Create” reflects Aspen’s Bauhaus heritage, primarily as it relates to Herbert Bayer, who was a student and a teacher at the Bauhaus, relocated to Aspen in 1946 to design the Aspen Institute and lived in the community until 1976.

 

The National Association of Catering & Events gathered on Sept. 11 at the Denver Botanic Gardens to commemorate the NACE’s 10th anniversary and provide a glimpse into the future. A panel of several founding members—Monica Cheeks of Hyatt Hotels, Cal Cheney of All Digital Photo & Video, Amanda Michalek of AORN and Brandi Pressgrove of Reckon Creative—discussed how the chapter got started, favorite programs from the past and how networking through NACE has helped grow their businesses and more.