Adventure Film School students capture Teva Games

If you are lucky enough to be out enjoying the Teva Mountain Games this weekend keep an eye out for some very focused camera men and women. Most are students with the Outside Adventure Film school, a partnership between Outside magazine,  and Serac Adventure Films. While most of us are enjoying the activities, basking in the sun, and relishing the crisp clean mountain air, they are working their butts off! Students, with the aid of some very talented instructors and experience film makers will be spending their days trying to get the best footage of the games and their participants and spending their nights editing and piecing it together to create a short adventure film. The results of their hard work will be showcased here at the Antlers on Tuesday June 5! Come by and see the fruits of their labor!

The last adventure film school students came away making an amazing documentary entitled High Ground. I strongly recommend that if you have a chance you MUST go see this movie. It is currently touring the country through film festivals and has earned (deservedly) a lot of accolades!

Yet Another Great September Event

On the heels of Living At Your Peak in mid September, the Antlers is honored to be hosting some of the Elevate program September 25 – 28.  This event will explore how to create, as well as maintain “special places”.    Although each of these three-day programs deal with very different elements of sustainability, they are similar in that they are NOT your typical conference.  Each of them want to stress active participation by the attendees with the hopes of creating a long lasting relationship between the presenters, those that attend and the program itself.

In the case of Elevate, the organizers (Connie and Mark Woodbury) hope and expect the presenters to come away with as much personal growth as their “audience”.   I can personally vouch for the likelihood of that, as I was fortunate enough to attend the same event last year in Queensland, Australia.  Connie and Mark arranged for a contingency from Vail, including the Mayor, some senior town officials and me, to present Vail’s story (past, present and future) to those in attendance.  In the course of explaining what makes Vail a special place, the conversation was every bit as educational for us as it was for those to whom we spoke.

For anyone who has a passing interest in “creating places”, whether it’s an architect, a land use planner or just about anyone who ponders their role in the community beyond what it means just to them, this three day program will not only be enriching, but downright fun.   Mark and Connie have recently relocated from just north of Brisbane to beautiful downtown Eagle, Colorado.  Australia’s loss is our gain.  They’ve already become great friends of many of us in the Vail Valley, and definitely know how to have fun while carrying on a deep conversation at the same time.

Last year we met some of the presenters coming to Elevate in Vail, including the elders of the Butchulla people, indigenous to the Fraser Coast.  Their Welcome to Country ceremony was both simple and moving.  I felt humbled to the point of being more than a little choked up.  Trust me, meeting them will be something you’ll remember for a long time, not to mention all the other fascinating characters that Mark and Connie have lined up.

I sure hope you can come attend one, or even both of these fabulous events coming in September.  You’ll be glad you did.

Rob

Living at Your Peak Special – Book by July 30 to Save on Both Registration and Lodging

Antlers at Vail hotel  Martina at Living at Your Peak

Left, the Antlers at Vail hotel; right, Living at Your Peak keynote speaker Martina Navratilova

May 17, 2012—Vail, Colo.—Living at Your Peak, a new event organized by the Vail Symposium, September 13-15, 2012, will offer first-hand access to accomplished world champions, internationally recognized trainers, coaches, researchers, doctors, nutritionists and top chefs from world-class restaurants. Jenna Wolfe, co-anchor of NBC News’ Sunday TODAY show, emcees the event and Martina Navratilova is the keynote speaker.

Registration is $1,000 until July 30 and $1,200 after, and includes priority access to event sessions, coordination with a personal concierge, exclusive access to VIP events and gourmet meals prepared by Vail’s internationally renowned chefs. Spouse passes are $300 and individual session fees start at $50 per session.

The Antlers at Vail hotel is proud to be a sponsor and official hotel for the event, and Living at Your Peak participants who book their rooms before July 31, 2012 will save 35% off lodging. Early booking rates for studio suites are $156 per night; a one-bedroom suite is $182 per night and a two-bedroom suite is $273 per night, subject to availability.

“Imagine the opportunity to run with an Olympic running coach, or chat over dinner with a renowned expert on brain health,” says Antlers General Manager Rob LeVine. “We’re excited to be a part of the inaugural Living at Your Peak summit, and hope many of our past guests and friends will join us for what we think could be a life-changing experience.”

Living at Your Peak is organized by the Vail Symposium, a grassroots, non-profit organization providing thought-provoking, diverse and affordable educational programs to the Vail Valley community. For more information about Living at Your Peak or to register, please visit www.livingatyourpeak.org.

The Antlers at Vail offers condominiums ranging from studio suites up to four bedrooms, and each room includes a fully-equipped kitchen, fireplace, free Internet access and free parking in a heated indoor garage. The Antlers Vail is conveniently located with easy access to the Living at Your Peak sessions, and the free Vail town shuttle stops just footsteps away. For more information, call 1-800-843-8245 or visit the Antlers at www.antlersvail.com.

Media Contacts: Rob LeVine, General Manager, Antlers at Vail, RLeVine@antlersvail.com, 970.476.2471; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, darla@wordenpr.com, 307.734.5335.

 

 

Living At Your Peak

The Antlers has long enjoyed being the Official Hotel of the Vail Symposium.  In addition to participating on the Board of Directors, we get the pleasure of hosting many of the incredible speakers that the Symposium brings in every year.  From Christo, the famous landscape artist, to three of the former Governors of Colorado reminiscing on the stage together (Lamb, Romer and Ritter), the annual lineup of forty-plus programs is always incredible.

We’re proud to be associated with such a first-class operation, and especially one that is a long-standing Vail tradition (41 years and counting).

This fall, September 13 – 15, the Symposium is presenting one of the biggest, baddest programs in their history … in Vail’s history, for that matter.  Living At Your Peak will be an amazing collection of  leading experts in the fields of health, fitness and longevity.  In addition to over TWENTY different speakers (!), participants will enjoy actually participating with those presenters in a myriad of ways.  It might be a  hike with Ellen Miller (the only woman to summit Mount Everest from both sides in one year) or a group meditation with cutting-edge research scientist Cliff Saron (who will offer scientific proof that meditation can actually alter your DNA, leading to a longer life).  Healthy meals prepared (and shared) with leading chefs and nutritionists will turn meals into part of the program itself … great learning experiences all.

Small intimate groups, regardless of the topic, are planned to afford the kind of interaction that will make this three day event unlike any other conference on health and wellness.  A significant keynote speaker (yet to be named) is also expected to kick off the whole event to a larger audience.

We at the Antlers sure hope that our past guests and friends (as well as new ones) will consider joining us for what we think could be a life changing experience.