We’ve mentioned the new Outlaw Mountain Coaster introduced at Steamboat Ski Resort in 2017, and now there are new alpine coasters debuting at Copper Mountain Resort, Purgatory Resort and Snowmass. These fairly mild but super scenic thrill rides are great for meeting breaks!

Winter Park Express, the train from Denver Union Station to Winter Park that reopened in January 2017, is expanding service to select first Fridays of three winter months. In 2018, the train will run every weekend from Jan. 5 to March 25 with additional Friday service on Jan. 5, Feb. 2 and March 2. 

Ouray Hot Springs in the southwest Colorado mountain town of Ouray has undergone a $10.6 million renovation and recently unveiled the finished product in time for the springs’ 90th birthday. Some of the many improvements include new shallow and hot sections, an over - look, activity pool, slides and lighting.

Ski Cooper near Leadville is introducing Moonlight Mountaintop Yurt Dinners this win - ter. Offered the first Saturday of the month from January through April, guests are shuttled in a warm snowcat up the mountain to a gourmet feast in Ski Cooper’s yurt. 


San Francisco artist-DJ-entrepreneur Paul Hemming has opened his second Zen Compound in the former City Hall event venue at 1144 Broadway St. in Denver. Zen Compound melds four distinct but related concepts into a single space: ECO-SYSTM, a co-working space for artists and musicians; Mirus, a gallery hanging cre - ations by local and internationally known artists; Hive, a unique coffee bar; and Temple Nightclub.

Launched this fall at 2220 California St. in Denver, Solutions Lounge & Restaurant is the first and only escape room that also includes a bar and full restaurant. This 6,100-square-foot, multifac - eted event space features seven escape rooms along with a restaurant and bar that focuses on cheese-centric cuisine and themed cocktails.

Opening in December 2017 by RiNo’s new commuter rail station on the A Line, the 100,000-square-foot Zeppelin Station boasts a ground-level market hall featuring retail ten - ants focused on design goods, various street food vendors, multiple bars and a full-service anchor restaurant. RiNo Arts District also has its headquarters at Zeppelin Station alongside a dynamic retail space showcasing local artisans.

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The 19th annual Meetings Industry Council of Colorado Educational Conference & Trade Show on March 12-13 was held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and featured two days of networking, education and an expo. MIC of Colorado is a coalition of 13 professional organizations related to the meetings and events industry.


More than 500 representatives of the meetings and events industry gathered on March 11 at Mile High Station and Ironworks in Denver to celebrate the 13th annual Colorado Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers’ choice awards and Hall of Fame induction. Thank you to our event sponsors and partners!