• Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     

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.  

Imagine the next-level of brainstorming a group can achieve in the presence of the one-million-year-old red rock formations adjoining Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Groups can book a meditation workshop in Garden of the Gods Park, picnics, guided hikes, archery, tomahawk throwing, falconry, ziplining and more.

Bridger-Teton National Forest is the backdrop for teambuilding activities at Snow King Resort  in Jackson, Wyoming. Paragliding, skeet shooting, a ropes course, whitewater rafting, hiking and more are just some of the activities at the resort or nearby. Snow King also offers a local birds of prey demonstration, providing another meaningful way for groups to connect with nature.

Located in a lush valley in the mountains of northwest Montana, Kalispell offers a variety of mountain activities for groups in the summer. Red bus tours through Glacier National Park, guided horseback rides at Artemis Acres or Bar W Guest Ranch, fly-fishing lessons and guided trips on area waterways, cruising Flathead Lake on board the Far West, and scenic whitewater river trips on the middle fork of the Flathead River are among the many options during fair-weather months.  

Uncharted Society works with outfitters across the globe to give groups and individuals the opportunity to try motorsports on BRP-certified vehicles. Teams can bond in some of the nation’s most beautiful spots on a wide range of nature tours offered on land, snow, and sea. Check out these three examples from Colorado and Utah. 

 

A mountain meeting in Alaska has a special quality. It’s a state firmly located on many peoples’ must-see lists, so when an incentive trip, executive retreat, or small meeting is announced with this state as the locale, you can be sure it will brew interest. Here is news of note for groups regarding two small lodging properties with access to Fairbanks and Denali, a shorter cruising option with Windstar Cruises, and new activities ideal for experiencing unique facets of Alaska. 

 

One of the most interesting activities I’ve run across lately for groups artfully combines music and picturesque vistas. This description fits many outdoor concert series and music festivals that are held in mountain towns, especially in summer and fall. However, very few involve a Steinway grand piano and wireless headphones in the middle of nature.