Colorado’s Broad Palatte

Posted at 1:41 pm on 06/15/2017

Colorado’s Broad Palatte of Group Offerings

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With so many diverse locations within the state of Colorado, it is hard to decide which place to choose to host a meeting. Nicknamed Colorful Colorado, there is an endless palatte of options to use in creating your group experience. The more specific your goals and objectives, the more targeted your group program may be crafted.

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Located in the center of the United States, Colorado is easily accessible from most major U.S. hubs. With reasonable flight times from either coast, groups requiring a central U.S. location are easily satisfied. Denver International Airport (DIA) is the sixth busiest airport in the country. A 30-minute transfer provides attendees quick access to the resources of a major metropolitan area. An additional 1 1/2 to 2 hours will put your group in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. It all depends on your objectives.

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In late 2018, the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center is scheduled to open just 10 minutes from DIA. With 1,501 guest rooms and 485,000 square feet of meeting space, this premier meeting and convention hotel will enable large groups to access Colorado in manner that was previously inaccessible. The advent of this new property will bring a new type guest to Colorado, broadening the growing list of group options.

South of Denver lies Colorado Springs. Home to the Broadmoor Resort, the Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak and Cheyenne Mountain. This medium-sized city is rich in history and provides the recreational offerings of a mountain resort. A perfect mixture of a city and a resort, this distinctive destination is serviced by growing regional airport that reported a 21% increase in air traffic in 2017 vs. 2016.

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Looking to the west, Colorado’s acclaimed mountain resorts are known throughout the world for delivering quality alpine experiences. Mining towns turned ski resorts turned year round resorts; each community has its own culture. All worth exploring.

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The farther you venture west in Colorado, the further you travel from the metropolitan lifestyle. Clean air, clear water and blue skies are a part of the daily commute. The farther your venture, the more pristine the experience. While all of our resorts are accessible by ground, guests may fly directly into the following resort airports:

  • Eagle Vail Airport
  • Aspen/Pitkin County Airport
  • Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport
  • Telluride Regional Airport

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    No matter which path you choose, Colorado offers a colorful palatte of resources to exceed any group objective. The seasoned professionals at AlpineAccess will gladly work with you to marry the resources of this destination with the objectives for your meeting.

    Dawn Harker is the Owner/Operator of AlpineAccess, a destination management company based in the Vail Valley and servicing Colorado's resort communities. Dawn has 27 years of experience working with groups in the resort and travel industry in Colorado and brings this expertise into every facet of her work.

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