5 Inspiring Group Activities
Planning an inspiring event for meeting attendees can be a daunting task. In Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival, the most difficult part of planning an event is narrowing down the options. The historic mining town is home to three world-class ski resorts, extensive year-round recreational opportunities, award-winning restaurants, and a rich Olympic legacy. Most recently, the International Mountain Biking Association named Park City, home to more than 350 miles of maintained trails, as the first Gold Level Ride Center in the world.
The in-house event services team crafted these five events:
1. Chairlift ride to an Outdoor Concert
In the summer months there is a full line up of outdoor concerts at the Deer Valley Snowpark Amphitheater accessible via chairlift located steps from the hotel. Concert accessories like gourmet picnic baskets with paired beverage selections and blankets may be arranged by the event services team.
See just an example of a recent 90-minute reception complete with: Cocktail reception on the outdoor terraces and ballroom foyer. Flyer Ace All Star aerial performance in the ballroom with a backdrop of vintage ski footage of namesake Stein Eriksen. Ride via Silver Lake Express Chairlift to Deer Valley Resort’s Snowpark area.
2. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)
The fast-growing sport of paddle boarding is a fun activity with the added benefits of an amazing full body workout. Even in landlocked Park City Utah, there are several providers that offer paddle board rentals and clinics. PCSUP provides clinics, including SUP Yoga classes, just 3 miles from the hotel in the Snowpark base area of Deer valley Resort. Or guided trips can be arranged at the Jordanelle Reservoir. Photo Credit: PCSUP
An array of wellness activities like sunrise yoga, hiking and mountain biking may be arranged for attendees through the event services team.
3. Fly-fishing Expeditions
Half and full-day guided trips depart from the hotel for the nearby Provo River. The Provo is recognized as one of the top 10 trout streams in the United States. With 25 miles of river access and a fish population of up to 3,000 fish per mile; the river is ideal for beginners and experts alike. Photo Credit: Four Seasons Fly Fishing
4. Olympic Themed Activities & Dinners
Park City was one of the major venues for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. Guests can view Stein Eriksen’s 1952 Olympic Gold medals in a beautifully decorated trophy case in the Main Lodge of the hotel. The legacy has lived on thanks to the Utah Athletic Foundation which supports the Utah Olympic Park and Oval. During the 2002 Games, the Utah Olympic Park hosted the bobsleigh, skeleton, Luge, Nordic Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined events. It still serves as a training center for Olympic and development level athletes and is a popular destination for tourists. Guests may experience year-round bobsled rides, zip lines and alpine slide rides as aerial shows during the summer months. The facility boasts a ski museum and 6,000 square feet of function space overlooking the training facilities for current Olympians.
5. Craft Utah Beer & Food Tasting
While there are still lingering suspicions of bizarre liquor laws in Utah, the state is home to more than a dozen craft breweries. Stein Eriksen Lodge serves a large selection of these beers on their menus. And two years ago Executive Chef Zane Holmquist decided to partner with five craft breweries to create the first craft beer and food tasting event in Park City, Hops on the Hill. Every Tuesday night in July guests can mingle on the Flagstaff deck and sample craft beers and locally sourced appetizers. The Brew Master and Chef Zane are on-hand during the event to answer questions about their creations.
Groups are welcome to add the event to their itinerary or re-create it to suit their needs through-out the year.