• Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     
  • Snowmass Celebrates 50 Years

     
    FROM THE Fall 2017 ISSUE
     

Groups meeting in Snowmass during the 2017/2018 winter season and especially over the weekend of Dec. 15-17 will notice there is a party underway in conjunction with Snowmass Ski Area’s golden anniversary. 

ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND
» Dec. 15 – The official 50-year landmark day is being recognized with a singleday lift ticket for $6.50 (for that Friday only at Snowmass), the price that was charged on opening day in 1967. A retro party at Elk Camp Restaurant that night features special 50th anniversary enter - tainment followed by fireworks over Fanny Hill. 

» Dec. 16 – Saturday marks the return of Banana Days, an on-mountain scavenger hunt with certificates for fun local prizes hidden inside plastic bananas, and fea - tures a 50th Anniversary Golden Gala at Viceroy Snowmass.

» Dec. 17 – A day of vintage skiing and rid - ing with a special Cabin Jump (where athletes jump over a log cabin), Rail Jam, and on-mountain community picnic at Spider Sabich Picnic and Race Area is on tap for Sunday

» All Weekend – Many restaurants in Snowmass will offer a $19.67 and/or $50 prix fixe menu.

SEASON-LONG CELEBRATIONS » New gold signs will mark all of the orig - inal ski trails on the mountain. » A new mural in Base Village featuring a timeline of the history of Snowmass will surround the construction site of the new Limelight Hotel.

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.  

 

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.

 

The slopeside Viewline Resort Snowmass has reopened in the heart of Snowmass Village after a $40 million refresh. Previously known as The Westin Snowmass, this prominent property for meetings and events was purchased in December 2020 and has relaunched with a new name, elevated interior and exterior, and enhanced culinary offerings and guest programming.