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Meeting in Unexpected Places: Small Towns

By M+E Staff

Sometimes small communities are overlooked as meeting and event destinations when frequently they have the capacity to host moderate-sized groups in an affordable and enjoyable fashion, especially if the towns are used to welcoming tourists. It may take some piecing together of lodging and venues, but Minturn (located between Vail and Beaver Creek) demonstrated how by hosting MountainCon 2019 from May 3-5.

Mountain-Con limits attendance to 40 and is for sport performance professionals looking to learn, network and collaborate on best performance outcomes for mountain sport athletes and general population clients. Based at Minturn Fitness Center, the conference included educational sessions, roundtable discussions, networking events and activities like yoga, mountain biking, hiking, trailrunning and fly-fishing. Evening receptions were held at Kirby Cosmos’ BBQ in downtown Minturn and 10th Mountain Whiskey Tasting Room in Vail, and attendees stayed in the local Eagle River Inn and Minturn Inn.