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.
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.
A peek at what’s new in places with peaks in the U.S. Mountain West and western Canada.
One might expect that little has happened in many destinations during the era of COVID-19. However, mountain towns have served as refuges for individuals and groups seeking the great outdoors for play and gathering. New properties and experiences, big-time renovations, and entertaining food and beverage options have debuted or are in the works.
Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.
Take a cue from online dating and line up your next meeting destination via the perfect proxy.
Four distinct seasons impress guests, accommodate budgets and tap into a laid-back lifestyle.
Cañon City’s Echo Canyon River Expeditions offers a Battle of the Bighorn package from May through September (depending on water levels) that combines physical and mental challenges in a competitive and fun format for corporate team-building.
Quieter months in mountain destinations are no longer a secret, but there are still savings to be found.
Since the days of the Wild West, opera houses have been symbols of culture and community.