• Thrill-Seeking Groups Can Get Their Adrenaline Fix With Team-building Activities

     
    POSTED October 28, 2015
     
  • Thrill-Seeking Groups Can Get Their Adrenaline Fix With Team-building Activities

     
    POSTED October 28, 2015
     
  • Thrill-Seeking Groups Can Get Their Adrenaline Fix With Team-building Activities

     
    POSTED October 28, 2015
     

Colorado is definitely known for its high-octane winter pursuits, but summer and fall gatherings with plenty of adrenalin junkies won’t be disappointed with options such as these.

Aerial & Zipline Adventures: Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park, a Euro-style aerial park, is located in a canyon near Salida with nine different courses and 120 elements. A bit farther east and recently rebuilt after major impact from a forest fire, Royal Gorge Bridge & Park near Cañon City is back with attractions like the brand new jig-back Poma Tram and Zip Rider Zipline, now North America’s highest zip line. Fortunately, America’s highest suspension bridge was not damaged. Also, Steamboat Zip Line Tours opened this summer on Rabbit Ears Pass with lines ranging from 700 to 1,200 feet in length, and the Broadmoor Soaring Adventure is launching this summer and fall with two zip-line courses featuring five lines each at Seven Falls.

Alpine Coaster & Slide: Located at the base of Peak 8 in Breckenridge, Gold Runner Alpine Coaster offers 2,500 feet of elevated alpine track. When riding Winter Park’s Alpine Slide, expect a 610-foot vertical drop on the 3,000-foot-long alpine slide, Colorado’s longest.

Hair-Raising Rides: At Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs, TERROR-Dactyl is an aerial dive ride that sits on the edge of a 200- foot cliff in Williams Canyon and launches riders at nearly 100 miles per hour. Likewise, the Giant Canyon Swing at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs is perched on a rock precipice and sends riders out a terrifying 1,300 feet above the Colorado River at nearly 50 miles per hour. On the Front Range, Elitch Gardens’ water park in Denver has added SlideZilla, a six-story water slide that involves going into a 24-foot bowl, dropping 57 feet and heading up into a fourstory-high tornado wave.

Whether a team is still working from home, or has made a phased return to the office, the past few months have seemed monotonous with not as many in-person meetings and events to break up work weeks. Meeting with a group boosts motivation, and Zoom meetings can’t compare when it comes to rallying morale. After months at home, planning small meetings and corporate getaways away from home is a great way to motivate and revitalize a team’s performance–especially when the destination provides all of the benefits that Colorado offers.

 

As working from home has become the norm since March, so has connecting with coworkers using webcams and Skype. Button downs on top with sweatpants on the bottom became work-friendly outfits, and Zoom happy hours were the only way to grab a drink with friends. Especially for teams that used to meet in the office every day, a chance to shake up the (new) same old and safely reconnect in person is much needed after months apart. An out-of-state trip could be a memorable way to sync up with coworkers again, as well as do wonders for motivation and productivity upon return.

 

So far, webcams and Zoom meetings have been an essential part of 2020. While digital options are functional placeholders for meetings, chatting with a coworker over Skype doesn’t always set up a team for success. Human connection is vital to team building, and hosting safe, small meetings is a great way to revitalize teams after months of working from home.