The Ranch 4.0 at the Four Seasons Westlake Village in Malibu has recently opened up as a meeting destination for private groups and corporate takeovers and offers guests an intensive boot camp and wellness program with picturesque morning hikes, rejuvenating exercise classes, daily massages and free time. Since the retreat can now be rented out for a private group of under 20 guests, The Ranch 4.0 (a shortened, four-day version of the weeklong program) can sculpt the fitness schedule and dining experience to accommodate special requests. Groups of all sizes, up to 200, can also be accommodated. This unique, challenging experience leaves guests feeling stronger and healthier as individuals and as a team.

There are all sorts of happenings for meeting and event planners to plug groups into in Snowmass Village this summer, taking some of the pressure off building a memorable and effective agenda. 

 

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. 

 

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.