If you are planning on heading to Vail, Colorado anytime soon, Precision has done your homework for you!
Want to know where to go? Where to stay? Not only did we research and plan an incredible meeting for one of our clients, we were able to put everything to the test, for quality assurance…of course!
For the benefit of our fellow D.C. residents and everyone else not from Vail, here is a list of the best this magical ski town has to offer!
Dining and Entertainment:
Bol (pictured) is an upscale bowling alley with much more on the menu than unattractive shoes and pitchers of cheap beer. Appetizers like spice tuna tartar and pumpkin fritters grace the fun and impressive menu of their full service dining area. Chic and modern looking bowling lanes are complimented by a VIP-like area filled with sleek yet comfortable couches. It was the perfect spot for the Precision employees to test out their first night in Vail.
A visit to the mountains calls for snow activities! That is exactly what Precision provided to our clients with a snowmobiling tour through the mountains. In addition to the snowmobile tour our clients were able to enjoy a dogsledding tour. They were also able to visit the farm where the dogs are held and go on a horse pulled sleigh ride. These activities are fun and unique to the area, they should definitely be put on any traveler’s “To Do in Vail” list!
Game Creek Club (pictured) is a hungry adventurer’s dream come true. Only accessible by skis or a gondola ride this European-style chalet is a trek to get to, but worth the effort. Breathtaking views and an exclusive atmosphere make this the perfect snowy mountain party venue!
Sweet Basil has a well established reputation as one of the best restaurants in Vail. Since 1977 Sweet Basil has offered extremely fresh ingredients and an interesting menu. Two of Precision’s team members had the pleasure of dining there on their last night. They indulged in an amazing warm apple and beet salad, scallops and dumplings, and a “hot sticky toffee pudding cake.” Yum-o!
Precision stayed at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort and, true to the Marriott name, the service and food were awesome and the property was wonderful. For our client’s reception we worked with Marriott on food stations from all over the globe. American, German, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine were featured at the reception and the food was a hit! The Marriott is located in Lionshead Village and a free shuttle is available that will take you anywhere in Vail! Extremely close proximity to the mountains provides breathtaking views. Our team members had a fantastic stay at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS! A crazy noun that can mean the difference between a fantastic visit or a visit to the hospital. It was Precision’s goal to ensure that our clients and their guest had the best meeting possible and therefore it was imperative that altitude sickness be prevented at all costs! At every reception, an oxygen bar was present. Attendees could sit, network, and visit all while breathing in oxygen provided by a doctor who specializes in mountain oxygen. Our team members went a step further and had the doctor attend dinner at The Game Creek Club which sits at an altitude of nearly 12,000 ft.. Precision packed seven oxygen tanks on a hotel bell cart, then rolled them over to the gondola with the help of the amazing Marriott staff! Then, they were loaded onto the gondola. Once the gondola ride was over, the oxygen tanks were rolled via bell cart through the snow to the Snowcat, and were finally brought it into the restaurant. All the work paid off and was a huge hit!