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    FROM THE Winter 2016 ISSUE
     

    The Little Nell

    <p><em>The Little Nell</em></p>

BACKCOUNTRY SNOWCAT TOURS: Cozy up in Devil Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa’s new heated, eight-passenger Pisten Bully snowcat for a one-hour Happy Hour Tour that includes taking in incredible views, learning about local wildlife and history, and stopping at the Lakeside Yurt for a hot beverage.

SKIING & WINTER ADVENTURE PROGRAMS: The Little Nell’s Skiing & Winter Adventures program, which debuted last year, is back with the popular First Tracks on Aspen Mountain, Friday Powdercat Skiing, Sweep the Mountain with Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol and Groom the Mountain in a Prinoth Bison 360 Snowcat options. Plans are underway to expand the program this year with a Snowcat Academy for guests to learn how to commandeer a snowcat at nearby Buttermilk Mountain.

SKI-IN/SKI-OUT SPA TREATMENTS: Viceroy Snowmass will be the first hotel in the United States to offer ski-in/ski-out spa treatments. The treatments run 30 minutes or less and reinvigorate skiers and snowboarders to finish out a day on the slopes. A Mediterranean lunch menu accompanies the ski-in/ski-out treatments.

Meeting and incentive trip planners: Get ready to be surprised at the diverse range of lodging options available in Colorado from glamping tents, yurts and teepees to overnight accommodations in a jail, train station, castle and replica fort.

The 200-acre, family-owned Arapaho Valley Ranch has cabins, lodge rooms, glamping tents outfitted with southwestern flair, and 20-foot teepees equipped with queensized beds.

 

Aventri, a leader in events management software (EMS), recently released ‘The Top 100 Meeting and Event Venues in the United States’ for 2019. The company took the ten top-rated meeting and event cities in the United States and picked the top ten venues in each area, compiling a list of 100 highly-regarded spaces. 

The guide identifies the two most valuable factors in attendee satisfaction as venue location and activities in the host city, followed by capacity, uniqueness and proximity to local attractions.

 

Mathew Yamali’s recipe for freedom, travel, food and happiness led to the Roll It Up Sushi Truck.