• 3 Unique Group Activities Give Attendees a Taste of Local Flavor

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Experiences Made Easy 

  • 3 Unique Group Activities Give Attendees a Taste of Local Flavor

     
    POSTED September 5, 2017
     

    Experiences Made Easy 

Distilled Flights by Helicopter

Savor local food and spirits, two unique venues and a helicopter ride during “Distilled Flights” offered by Marble Distilling Company in Carbondale. Available from May 1 to Nov. 1 for groups of up to six participants, the adventure begins at a family-owned ranch less than one mile from the distillery and tasting room. Tour the ranch where grains used by Marble Distilling are grown, then used in the distilling process and eventually returned to Nieslanik Beef for livestock feed. Get whisked away by Aspen Heli Charter’s Eurocopter 130B4 for an aeriel view of Marble, home of the marble used to filter the company’s spirits, build the distillery’s bar, and create national monuments like the Lincoln Memorial. 

Upon return, enjoy a farm-to-table culinary feast featuring Nieslanik Beef and other local ingredients and sip spirits paired with the meal. Complete the adventure at the tasting room, where the entry patio, rooftop deck and barrel room can be reserved by groups and lodging added by booking the five-suite luxury Distillery Inn within the working distillery. 

Creative Offerings from Viceroy Snowmass

During fair-weather months, meeting planners can set up a mini farmers’ market with Roaring Fork Valley purveyors on Viceroy Snowmass’s spacious pool deck. Attendees can meet the farmers, hear the background stories about products, and pick out snacks and items to keep in their room throughout their visit. In keeping with healthy lifestyles, groups also can book wellness walks that include a guided hike and select from a menu of various add-ons such as a post-hike neck and back massage, a meditation session on the trail, and yoga at the summit. 

The property’s You Catch, We Cook takes farm to table to another level. Following a successful hunt with Viceroy Snowmass executive chef Will Nolan, he teaches participants everything there is to know about breaking down the animal and preparing it for a meal. Hunting seasons dictate what guests can bring back to the property for preparation. 

Erase any vision you might have of a dude ranch, especially the “City Slicker” version. For the purposes of this story, let’s use the name ranch resort and picture a big dose of vision and thousands of acres for both herds and people to roam. It’s a fairly different option, but one with similar friendliness and the Western spirit of a dude ranch.

 

By the time the now-iconic photo of one Fyre Festivalgoer’s pitiful cheese sandwich had gone viral, social media platforms and news outlets were abuzz with shock and bewilderment—questioning how the seemingly star-studded island excursion could have resulted in half-built FEMA-issued tents, cancelled musical acts and stranded attendees.

 

These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com.

Theron Gore was recently named the chief marketing officer for East West Hospitality.

1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role?