Activities

Choosing a Venue for a Destination Health or Wellness Event

By Beth Buehler It’s no secret that Colorado is known as a state that places health and wellness as a pinnacle priority. Residents are among the fittest in the nation and make getting outdoors and in shape a choice. Groups can easily tie into this mantra by choosing from a wide range of venues and… Read more »



Top 5 Colorado Meeting Trends in 2016

By Beth Buehler Each year my editorial advisory board for Colorado Meetings + Events magazine gathers to discuss the state of the industry. That, plus what I hear through casual conversations and networking at conferences and read in press releases and industry publications form the basis for the five meeting trends I’ve identified below that… Read more »



Destination – Boulder

By Andrew Heidt If you’re feeling the pressure to come up with ever-more-innovative ways to wow clients and create a buzz among your meeting attendees, you’re not alone. We hear from meeting planning pros all the time: “I just need some new ideas.” Luckily, in Boulder, Colorado a community of creative thinkers and tech startups… Read more »



Creating Spouse Options for Destination Meeting Attendees

By Beth Buehler One of the bonuses of planning a destination meeting in a state like Colorado, where people also like to vacation, is that it’s a boon for attendance and the happiness factor of attendees. One of the best things planners can do is utilize the assets of the destination—instead of sequestering meeting goers… Read more »



Increase “Return on Experience” with Group Ski Lessons & Team-Building

By Danielle McNair  In 1767, the Danish-Norwegian Army first recorded organized skiing as exercise, including racing and downhill. Skiing as recreation began in 1849 with the first public ski tour. With a history of almost five millennia, the sport of gliding on snow also can be your group’s next team-building experience. At the Beaver Creek… Read more »



Adding a Golf Tournament to a Colorado Destination Meeting

By Alden Richards, PGA As a golf course manager, the prospect of tournament business is always a welcome one. Our facility, as well as many in Colorado and around the country, are always looking for ways to grow tournament business. The earlier you get to planning something like this, the better!



Invigorate Your Next Executive Retreat or Board Meeting

By Beth Buehler For anyone who has ever served on a board of directors or executive committee for your job or involvement with a nonprofit or for-profit organization, there are meetings that feel productive and invigorating and others that are truly ho-hum or gridlock-laden. Here are a few ideas to energize the process. Change Up… Read more »



Mix Colorado Meetings with Memorable Group Activities

By Andrew Heidt When groups host a meeting in Colorado, there’s a feeling that’s nearly palpable: attendees are dying to get out and connect with all that beautiful Colorado scenery, breathe the fresh mountain air and try something new. Here are a few ideas for group activities that are perfect for Colorado meetings. 



Connect with Nature for a Unique Colorado Meeting

by Carol Schmidt Colorado is a highly desirable meeting destination because of its central location in the United States, abundant sunshine and diverse array of outdoor activities and entertainment. This is all topped off by friendly, warm hospitality.



Food Tours Offer Taste of Colorado

By Matt Timmerman It seems that within the last decade, food tourism has risen throughout both the country and world. Food has become even more of a center focus in our daily lives as well as a major part of our individual and group itineraries. We all live life and share our experiences while in… Read more »