• Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

Imagine the next-level of brainstorming a group can achieve in the presence of the one-million-year-old red rock formations adjoining Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Groups can book a meditation workshop in Garden of the Gods Park, picnics, guided hikes, archery, tomahawk throwing, falconry, ziplining and more.

Bridger-Teton National Forest is the backdrop for teambuilding activities at Snow King Resort  in Jackson, Wyoming. Paragliding, skeet shooting, a ropes course, whitewater rafting, hiking and more are just some of the activities at the resort or nearby. Snow King also offers a local birds of prey demonstration, providing another meaningful way for groups to connect with nature.

Located in a lush valley in the mountains of northwest Montana, Kalispell offers a variety of mountain activities for groups in the summer. Red bus tours through Glacier National Park, guided horseback rides at Artemis Acres or Bar W Guest Ranch, fly-fishing lessons and guided trips on area waterways, cruising Flathead Lake on board the Far West, and scenic whitewater river trips on the middle fork of the Flathead River are among the many options during fair-weather months.  

Triple Creek Ranch in Darby, Montana, has named Molly Smith and Kristen Snavely co-general managers of the all-inclusive luxury property situated in the Bitterroot Valley. Smith is returning to Triple Creek Ranch after a brief hiatus. Previously serving as GM for four years after working her way up from pastry chef, she has since perfected her skills at The Inn at Hastings Park in Massachusetts, another Relais & Châteaux property. 

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.

 

Outdoor activities have become even more popular with groups during COVID-19. Adding fresh-air time on the agenda is becoming the norm, and people seem more open to trying new things after being cooped up and working in home offices for months. Consider a wide variety of unique opportunities with hot air balloons offered by Rainbow Ryders in Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.