Snowbasin Resort in Huntsville is offering several breakaway packages to corporate groups staying at The Grand American Hotel in nearby Salt Lake City.

CAMPFIRE COLLECTIVE

Ride the Needles Gondola to the top of the mountain for a reception and live acoustic music before a Western buffet with meats like elk loin, buffalo brisket and American Wagyu prime rib served with all the trimmings. End the night being serenaded by cowboy poets while making s’mores and enjoying storytellers and yard games.

DINNER & A MOVIE

This faux Hollywood experience includes photos taken on the red carpet with a Wasatch Mountain backdrop before a celebratory reception and dinner. Next, head to the lawn and view a motion pic - ture of the group’s choice and savor live music under the stars.

FOOD & FLOR ALS

Snowbasin Resort’s culinary team helps organize either a Salsa Contest (les - son, team salsa-making and judging) or Shellfish 101 (demonstration, preparation and shellfish-themed dinner). Another option is a Centerpiece Scavenger Hunt, where groups head out with guides to forage the trails for flora and other items needed to create a centerpiece for a campfire dinner.

The 36-room Atticus Hotel in McMinnville, Oregon, opened for business this past spring. The hotel features an on-site restaurant and bar, private dining in the Atticus Hotel Drawing Room, a boardroom for meetings of up to 16 people, a business center and a fitness room. Additional amenities include Dutch-style bicycles, electric-car charging stations, rooms with fireplaces and original artwork from local artists.  

 

One thing I’ve noticed about industry-related news coming out of Arizona is that much of it centers on wellness, which is a big bonus for groups seeking to craft mindful meetings. I’m especially excited about the reopening of a longtime hot springs resort that has been off the radar for 32 years.

 

High-Elevation Service, Spaces and Activities Exceed Expectations