• Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     
  • Outdoor Mountain Activities Warm Up Attendee Experience

     
    POSTED April 25, 2022
     

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.  

Imagine the next-level of brainstorming a group can achieve in the presence of the one-million-year-old red rock formations adjoining Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Groups can book a meditation workshop in Garden of the Gods Park, picnics, guided hikes, archery, tomahawk throwing, falconry, ziplining and more.

Bridger-Teton National Forest is the backdrop for teambuilding activities at Snow King Resort  in Jackson, Wyoming. Paragliding, skeet shooting, a ropes course, whitewater rafting, hiking and more are just some of the activities at the resort or nearby. Snow King also offers a local birds of prey demonstration, providing another meaningful way for groups to connect with nature.

Located in a lush valley in the mountains of northwest Montana, Kalispell offers a variety of mountain activities for groups in the summer. Red bus tours through Glacier National Park, guided horseback rides at Artemis Acres or Bar W Guest Ranch, fly-fishing lessons and guided trips on area waterways, cruising Flathead Lake on board the Far West, and scenic whitewater river trips on the middle fork of the Flathead River are among the many options during fair-weather months.  

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.