Resorts in the West are aging like fine wines with today’s facilities built with groups and year-round in mind.
Mountain Meetings + Events Magazine
Looking for an exceptional mountain outing that has memory-making and team-building opportunities galore? We’ve found adventures that involve helicoptering to a dog-sledding camp, having a sleepover or skijoring with adoptable pets, walking through the forest with a wolf, dining in the wilderness with a llama and mingling with mustangs.
Want a rodeo but the town you are meeting in doesn't have one? Leland and Katie McMillan's LKC Rodeo Productions brings rodeo entertainment to corporate events, high-end resorts, gated communities, birthday parties and other gatherings looking for a taste of the West.
Sedona, Flagstaff and Prescott feature stunning natural landscapes,
It's a win-win situation. Not only do you get to work off some calories and interact with group members along the way, gastronomic delights and memorable experiences await on these fun skiing and snowshoe adventures. Dipping into delicious cheese or chocolate fondue, catching a sneak peek of local shrines and savoring gourmet dinners in yurts are just a sampling of Mountain West winter excursions that are suitable for most ability levels.
Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Company is taking the successful model of its Limelight Hotel in downtown Aspen to downtown Ketchum, where it broke ground for a hotel of the same name on July 10. The property is in close proximity to Sun Valley’s River Run base of Bald Mountain and will feature 99 rooms and suites, 14 condominiums and 12 lock-off units. The Limelight in Aspen features large guest rooms, a large and open lounge, a lobby restaurant and adventure programming for guests.
The 50-room Tetherow Lodge in Bend opened in April 2014 and already has been named the top resort in the world in its category by Booking.com’s “Booking’s Best” initiative. The boutique Bend property beat out similar properties in the United States, Thailand, India, Fiji, Greece and other top destinations. Booking.com utilized more than 40 million current customer reviews of more than 500,000 properties to identify winners in 25 categories, examining key categories such as staff, comfort, service, cleanliness, location and value for money.
Vail Resorts, Inc. is implementing one of the most ambitious capital plans in the history of the U.S. ski industry to connect and improve Utah’s Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort. The $50 million capital plan will create the largest single ski area in the United States with in excess of 7,300 acres of skiable terrain and upgraded infrastructure of both resorts. Examples of plans underway are the new Interconnect Gondola running from the base of the existing Silverlode Lift at Park City to the Flatiron Lift at Canyons.
An upscale, comfort-camping experience is what Conestoga Ranch at Utah’s Bear Lake in Garden City is all about. Officially opened on July 1, the 18-acre resort can host up to 160 guests in eight high-end glamping tents with en suite bathrooms featuring hot showers and 16 custom- crafted conestogas, more commonly known as covered wagons. Resort ameni- ties include a main lodge with a restaurant and bar, game tent, bath house, Shake Shack and activities field.
A multimillion dollar renovation project has upgraded Monterey’s largest luxury conference hotel with a new lobby featur- ing a fireplace and seating areas and 550 updated guest rooms with patios, walk-in rain showers and more. Throughout 2012 and 2013, more than 40,000 square feet of ballrooms and meeting spaces underwent a $6 million renovation that plays off the decorative theme of land, edge and sea. The Monterey Ballroom theme is based around the agricultural land and coastline. The edge and sea come together in the Monterey Conference Center with waves, coastal bluffs and whales.