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5 Reasons Why Vail Resorts Meetings & Events is the Mountain Meeting Experts
Mount Hood, Schweitzer, Whistler, Denali—the Northwest does not want for spectacular mountain destinations. Not only do they provide a stunning setting in which to live, work and play, they also serve as a gorgeous backdrop for meetings and events. While these locales are notable winter playgrounds for snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, sleigh riding and other activities, they are also outstanding options for groups in the warm summer months. Here are a few Northwest resorts that sit at the foot or at the top of some of our region’s favorite peaks.
SKI Magazine’s resort survey has ranked Whistler Blackcomb the number one Overall Ski Resort in North America for the third year in a row. Their top scores were of the terrain variety and off-hill activities. They ranked number two in lodging and après and number three in lifts, dining and terrain parks.
“This is such great news for Whistler Blackcomb and for all of Whistler,” says Barrett Fisher, president and CEO, Tourism Whistler’s. “There is nothing quite like being recognized by an industry leader like SKI Magazine and their readers—our guests.”
Nestled in British Columbia's spectacular coast mountains, Whistler is Canada’s center of outdoor adventure. A co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic events, Whistler is a “year-round resort with fun activities and great sightseeing no matter when you visit,” explains Mary Zinck, manager of travel media at Tourism Whistler. The local population of 10,400 welcomes more than 2.7 million guests annually, and event spaces of all types and sizes make the resort suitable for any gathering.