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Cultural Experiences Help to Spur Creative & Engaged Mountain Meetings

More and more meeting planners today are looking for destinations that help their attendees be more present, grounded, and relaxed in order to bring more focus, inspiration and creativity to their events. Working on a Native American pueblo located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, I’ve watched culturally inspired meetings pull attendees out of their day-to-day life and into a more dynamic mindset, creating excitement about the destination and what’s planned for the meeting or conference.

Culturally Immersive Meetings Spur Creativity

Steamboat Springs Introduces New Activities

>> Live-action escape rooms are a new form of interactive entertainment, and Steamboat Springs has welcomed the addition of The Crooked Key. Teams use their communication skills and follow the clues to crack the puzzle and escape from one of two themed rooms in 60 minutes or less. The rooms accommodate groups of eight comfortably.

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Adds Lake Club to Menu of Experiences

Located slopeside at California’s Northstar, The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe introduced its new Lake Club waterside venue with an opening event on June 27, adding a new dimension for guests and groups.

Discover Excitement in Unexpected Places With Peaks

We’re meeting in the mountains? It’s a question attendees might ask when reading any reference to peaks on itineraries and seeing destination photos that generate excitement for gatherings in Colorado Springs, Colorado; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and the Monterey and Carmel area in California. Read on for a brief overview of what groups might find in these unexpected places with peaks.


THE BROADMOOR CLOUD CAMP

U.S. Mountain West Vineyards are Providing Rich Settings for Groups

Being surrounded by grapevines is blissful in itself, but add a measure of mountains and the atmosphere goes nearly off-the-charts spectacular. The soils and climate of the American West have proven bountiful, resulting in a large a number of vineyards with meeting and event spaces that are surrounded by peaks or located in the foothills of Oregon, California, Idaho and Colorado.

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Oink and Moo Food Truck Wins No. 2 in The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Food Trucks in America 2017

Oink and Moo, a food truck that has operated in New Jersey since 2012, is making big news! The truck is known throughout NJ towns like Hoboken and Asbury Park, but after expanding to Philadelphia, it won a Vendy award for Rookie of the Year. Now, The Daily Meal has rated Oink and Moo the No. 2 best food truck in the United States. The food is straight up BBQ—beef brisket or pulled pork sliders, chili, tacos, quesadillas, and ribs.

Mountain Action for Groups from Subtle to High-Flying

Active groups are often happy groups, at least those that are visiting the U.S. Mountain West. Why stay inside meeting rooms all day when there is so much more that can be incorporated as demonstrated by these new ideas from Wyoming, California and Arizona?

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