• Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway

What happens when several prominent Santa Fe residents come together to revive a historic railroad? In this case, it’s something special in the form of Sky Railway that launched in December and was born from the ashes of Santa Fe Southern that stopped running in 2012. 

This is no ordinary train when the likes George RR Martin, novelist and co-creator of Meow Wolf, and Bill Banowsky, owner of Violet Crown Cinemas and a filmmaker, and several others such as author Douglas Preston and artist Gary Oakley set out to create a lineup of adventure train rides to entertain locals, visitors and groups. 

Groups can choose between the Orion, Celeste and Acoma train cars with capacities ranging from 25 to 48 or book all three for larger parties of up to 115; entertainment, food and drinks can be tailored for a two- or four-hour ride. Private charters depart from the Santa Fe train depot.

Santa Fe muralist and graffiti artist Joerael Numina painted Sky Railway's two passenger trains, both paying homage to Martin’s stories, with one representing a wolf and the other a dragon. Keep an eye of the unique offerings to be introduced by Sky Railway, a fun addition to the Santa Fe landscape. 

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. 

 

Honeycomb Strategies, based in the Colorado mountain town of Crested Butte and with a second location in Portland, Oregon, has been certified as a B Corporation. The women-owned sustainability consulting firm is helping the global event industry create sustainable management systems and reduce its footprint. 

B Corps are for-profit companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and use their profits and growth to positively impact stakeholders and the planet.

 

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.