• Reaching New Heights with Hot Air Balloons

     
    POSTED February 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Rainbow Ryders
  • Reaching New Heights with Hot Air Balloons

     
    POSTED February 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Rainbow Ryders
  • Reaching New Heights with Hot Air Balloons

     
    POSTED February 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Rainbow Ryders

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.

Sunrise and sunset excursions – Flights are available year-round for meetings and incentive trips in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, as well as seasonally in Colorado Spring, Colorado.

Tethered balloon rides – As a way to engage more people at once and to provide a taste of what it’s like to ride in a hot air balloon, Rainbow Ryders offers tethered balloon rides that lift passengers in an inflated hot air balloon to a low altitude in a fixed location, using ropes secured to the ground.

Evening balloon glow – Balloon glows display static hot air balloons at night. When illuminated by propane burners, the balloons create light displays and spectacular effects against the night sky. Rainbow Ryders helped pioneer the balloon glow at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in 1973.

Team-building activity – Being part of a launch and landing and going up in a balloon is a great way to build team spirit, all while surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

Corporate marketing – Rainbow Ryders creates branded hot air balloons for memorable on-the-ground or in-the-air events. Intel, Dos Esquis and Verizon are some brands that have partnered with Rainbow Ryders for event marketing.

It’s that time of year when groups are readying plans for holiday events, and employers are looking at how to celebrate their teams. In the fall 2022 issue of Colorado Meetings + Events, we looked at the state of holiday gatherings and found that they indeed are on the rebound. Some gatherings are going big after two years of not getting together or generally scaling back, while others are opting for in-office parties, small dinners, or community service projects. 

 

Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet, known locally as “fourteeners” or “14ers.” This is more than any other state and includes the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak, where standing at the summit in 1893 inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America” that today is known as the song “America the Beautiful.”

 

For someone who cringes at simply popping a cork on bubbly, sabering offers an alternative, as long as skillfully hefting a heavy sword is doable. It’s certainly impressive enough to watch, but how does someone add this skill to their repertoire?