• 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.  

In the soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings, I write about Mountain Activities 101. That’s not the official title of the article—it’s actually Mild to Wild—but it is a primer about the many amazing activities groups can enjoy in the mountains, from cave tours in Bend, Oregon, to a kayaking, hiking and hot springs excursion near Boulder City, Nevada. 

 

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. 

 

The latest addition is the availability of Spanish-speaking guides. 

Based in Boulder City, Nevada, Evolution Expeditions has been running kayak tours since 2006. Today, the outfitter offers fully customizable tours that can include hiking for groups of up to 60 guests, whether it’s a half-day break from meetings or a full day expedition.