MEETING IN A MUSEUM provides a distinctive setting for events and a fresh atmosphere. At museums, attendees are surrounded by art and artifacts, or they find themselves in a place where they can experience both history and nature.
It’s hard to beat a patio lunch on a sunny spring day or wrapping up with a little après on a favorite mid-mountain or slopeside deck. Just like beer tastes somehow tastes even better after a round of golf in the mountains, the same can be say for suds or spirits after a full day of skiing or boarding (or after being inside for meetings!). Groups can score big with attendees by hosting a patio gathering at ski areas or historic mountain downtowns almost any season.
Seven family-run farms in the Applegate Valley offer a multisensory experience on the Southern Oregon Lavender Trail, open to visitors in July and August when the lavender is in full bloom. Not only are there great views of the Siskiyou Mountains along the way, the farms offer u-pick flowers and potted plants as well tasty treats, handcrafted lavender products, a variety of crafts and distilled DIY essential oils.
Montage Deer Valley’s Elements of Wellness provides a unique and easy way to incorporate relaxing and healthful activities into a corporate gathering or incentive trip in Park City. When booking the program as part of a stay, guests receive six “Elements” credits per day to experience their choice of spa and beauty services, fitness activities, mind-body offerings, outdoor excursions, and healthy cuisine.
When you get up early on a powder day and ski first tracks, it’s an incredible thrill. But what if your group had the whole mountain to itself and made the only tracks all day?
This is no powderfueled daydream. There are a number of small resorts where a three- or four-day public schedule means groups can take over the slopes on most weekdays for a unique skiing experience. Enjoy our quick primer on ski areas that are available for daily group rentals in the West.
Turner Mountain Ski Area // Libby, Montana