One trend that seems to be here to stay in the meetings and events industry is making sure venues, destinations and gatherings are respectful to the environment and the animals that also occupy our planet. Here are some examples from U.S. Mountain West properties that are part of Teneo Hospitality Group

The Resort at Paws Up in Greenough, Montana, is comprised of 37,000 acres of hills, woodlands and rivers ideal for team-building and special adventure programs. The property has teamed up with local ranchers, hoteliers, conservationists, and state and federal wildlife agencies to make sure waterways are clear and brimming with trout. 

Employees at Sonnenalp Hotel in Vail, Colorado, regularly volunteer to clean the nearby Eagle River, local highways and mountain bike trails. The resort also helps employees to reduce their carbon footprint by providing bus passes, car pool coordination and housing within walking distance of the hotel.

Groups staying at Garden of the Gods Collection in Colorado Springs, Colorado, can experience the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center or the 200-acre Elk Glade Ranch, where participants can gain courage and confidence through the science of equine therapy by riding horses and driving cattle.

The Presidential Touch in Simi Valley

 

Groups can experience the grandeur of Chaco Culture National Historical Park with an expanded schedule of guided day trips offered through Albuquerque’s Hotel Chaco. Day trips are available every Saturday, from March through November, and overnight glamping excursions coin - cide with the spring and fall equinoxes in March and September. Day trip par - ticipants enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch pre - pared by Hotel Chaco’s chefs. Customized day or overnight trips are available on other dates. 

 

As summer quickly heads into fall, I’m thinking back to mountain and meeting moments that have caught my attention so far in 2018. Plus, I’ll toss some things in that crossed my desk recently as the editor of Mountain Meetings.