• What's New for Ski Season

     
    POSTED January 15, 2019
     

    Ski areas around Colorado are introducing several new amenities and events to elevate the guest and group experience. Here are a few highlights from Ski Country USA.

The new Moonlight Mountaintop Yurt dinner series in Ridgeview Café at Cooper near Leadville features a ride to the mountaintop after hours in a warm, cozy snowcat. Seven dates are available.

Copper Mountain is debuting a new base area restaurant, Downhill Duke’s, a prime spot to take in some sun and enjoy lunch or après cocktails on the south-facing patio.

Echo Mountain Resort has a new tubing hill with a covered conveyor lift for those who love to play in the snow.  

Groups can rent East Mountain at Granby Ranch and have full access to the night skiing terrain from 5-9 p.m.  

The new Inferno Mountain Coaster at Purgatory Resort is available yearround and traverses nearly a mile.

Steamboat Resort has added two dining experiences: Timber & Torch, a new base area restaurant and bar experience, and the Taco Beast, an on-mountain, roaming snowcat food “truck.”

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.

 

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.