THE RITZ-CARLTON, BACHELOR GULCH

0130 Daybreak Ridge, P.O. Box 9190, Avon, Colorado 81620 USA
Phone:  +1 (970) 748-6200   •  Map & Directions
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Meeting Services



The Ritz-Carlton specializes in pairing ideal meeting venues with impeccable service. From exclusive board meetings, to product launches or corporate-wide celebrations, we ensure all your events are memorably excellent.



Innovative Meeting Services

Conference Concierge

Your personal Conference Concierge is available to address your group’s needs while at the resort including:

  • Business center requests
  • Customizing menu and name tag designs
  • Coordinating copy, fax, and computer needs
  • Shipping and receiving


Transportation

  • Airport transportation services provided by Colorado Mountain Express (CME) from Vail-Eagle


Airport and Denver International Airport

  • Private limousine and coach service also available
  • Additional fees apply


Security Services

  • Our loss prevention team is available 24 hours a day should you require assistance (additional coverage may be arranged)
  • Two-way radios are available for your use
  • Keys to any of your meeting, office, storage or hospitality areas are available (a $250 lost key fee will be charged for any unreturned keys)


Electrical Services

  • Any specialty electrical services may be arranged and handled by our staff of highly trained technicians


Concierge
(Golf requests)

With more than a dozen golf courses in Vail Valley, our knowledgeable Concierge is available to advise groups on the most appropriate venue for a group golf outing.

  • Expert on the courses of the Vail Valley
  • Personal liaison to Red Sky Golf Club, where guests of The Ritz-Carlton have preferred tee times on two 18-hole championship courses
  • Upon request, on-site host during tournament play


Ski Concierge

  • Group ski ticket and equipment rental coordination
  • Equipment storage nightly
  • Ski school information and group discounts
  • Liaison for on-mountain races and activities
  • Resource for tips and techniques for exploring Beaver Creek Mountain


Entertainment

  • Your Meetings & Special Events Manager can provide you with a wide variety of entertainment options that range from comedians and thespians to folk musicians and rock-n-roll bands

VolunTeaming

VolunTeaming is now offered under The Ritz-Carlton social responsibility program, Community Footprints. Transcending traditional group activities, VolunTeaming combines teambuilding with volunteer activities that create lasting memories for the participants. Recognizing that many groups want their teambuilding time to make a meaningful contribution, these programs enable guests to be a force for good and feel personally connected to the place that they visit.

First Descents
First Descents offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors a free outdoor adventure experience designed to empower them to climb, paddle and surf beyond their diagnosis, defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others doing the same. Your group can join the effort by writing letters of encouragement and assembling campers' pre-arrival packages. This socially responsible, meaningful opportunity fosters teambuilding and leaves a lasting imprint on the community at large.

Enhance Volunteaming efforts with a presentation and participation by First Descents founder Brad Ludden or a program alumni.

Every $1,000 raised equates to one full week of healing outdoor adventure for a deserving camper.

Accept the Challenge - team FD

Commitment: 1 to 6 hours, on-site or off-site
  • Sign up at our TEAM FD platform 
  • Select and complete a physical challenge 
  • Raise money toward your goal of collectively sending a designated number of participants to camp 
  • Rocky Mountain Connections facilitates activities

Spread the Word - awareness
Commitment: 1 to 2 hours, on-site
  • Host a First Descents Documentary Screening, featuring: 
    • Guest speaker 
    • “Night at the Movies with First Descents” theme 
    • Q&A session with a past participant or FD staff 
    • Create an opportunity for silent donations (optional) 
  • Host a call-a-thon 
  • Share FD with friends via Social Media/Facebook/ E-mail

Send Support - angel letters
Commitment: 15 to 30 minutes, on-site

  • Hand-write acceptance letters to applicants selected to participate in upcoming FD programs 
  • Sponsor and build campers’ pre-arrival packages including items such as surf wax and carabiners

Please contact your meetings and special events professional for details on how VolunTeaming activities can be matched to group.

Group Wellness and Spa Services

Innovative Group Wellness and Spa Services
The Bachelor Gulch Spa at The Ritz-Carlton offers group bookings a full-range of customized wellness, spa and/or fitness programs to create a truly unique and innovative meeting in the mountains.  From a quick, fifteen-minute Vitality Breakout Session to a four hour interactive team-building activity, these services will keep participants energized and engaged while also enhancing their Rocky Mountain experience. Services and programs can be tailored to your many group and meeting needs.

Wellness Welcome
As a complimentary service, our Wellness Concierge will extend a warm welcome to your group. This Wellness Welcome can be scheduled after the entire group arrives for a brief orientation to the Rocky Mountains. Our Wellness Concierge will explain how the body naturally adjusts to higher altitudes and will provide tips on Altitude Recovery so that all participants can enjoy their visit to the mountains. Complimentary, 5 to 20 minutes.

Vitality Breakout
Recharge your mind, body and soul for your most productive meeting yet. One of our Certified Fitness Experts will visit your group during a scheduled meeting break to demonstrate optimal stretching and invigorating breathing techniques which promise efficiency and productivity.  Complimentary, 5 to 20 minutes.

Smart Café and Spa Break 
As an alternative to the usual coffee and pastry buffet, we offer a healthy and revitalizing juice bar with exotic fruit juices, teas, smoothies and shakes.  Our culinary team will also create an arrangement of fresh fruit and trail mix snacks.  Create a complete “Spa Break” with chair massages, nail services and/or oxygen bar treatments to help increase energy, focus and an overall sense of well-being.  Prices vary per each spa services added.

Group Wellness Seminars and Workshops
Our Certified Nutrition and Fitness Experts will conduct a Wellness Workshop on a variety of topics; Wellness & Workplace Productivity, Functional Nutrition, Eat Clean to Stay Lean, and Fitness for the Busy Executive.

Personalized Nutrition Coaching 
One of our Certified Nutritionists on staff will meet with participants, individually, to provide tips on healthy eating and food choices and will create a customized nutrition plan based on the guest’s individual goals. $40 for 30-minute session/ $75 for 60-minute session. An additional 20% service fee will apply.

Snowshoe or Hiking Adventures
Discover the beauty and magic of the mountains with this unique group-bonding experience. Guided by one of our Certified Fitness Experts, this snowshoe or hiking adventure is tailored to accommodate differing fitness levels. Participants will enjoy exploring various mountain trails while learning about local wildlife and the history of the surrounding National Forest. Water bottles and healthy snacks are included.

Fitness Training
Fitness training with one of our Certified Fitness Experts is available for groups or individual participants. Group class options include; Yoga, Pilates, Spinning, Stability Ball, Boot Camp, or Stretching. Class size may be limited.

Team-Building
Team-building activities are tailored to fit the particular needs of your group and can accommodate sizes of four to forty-eight participants.  Programs vary from one to three hours in duration and offer both indoor and outdoor challenges that will test physical ability and focus on problem solving skills and brain teasers.  Add a picnic lunch or a catered dinner for an additional charge.

Sample outdoor, team-building activities:

Scavenger Hunt – Participants search for various items along the mountain trails in a timed competition.
Blind Man’s Bluff – Divided into teams, participants will guide a blindfolded team member to a specific destination by the use of words only. 
The Centipede Race – Participants are divided into teams of five with their feet are tethered to long planks. Teams must work in unison to move the planks along the course in order to complete the challenge and win the race.
Winter Snowshoe and Sled Challenge – Teams must work together to pull a sled around a predetermined course near the hotel wearing snowshoes.

*Pricing varies per program, duration and size.

Audio-Visual Services

  • On-site audio / visual staff
  • State-of-the-art A/V equipment
  • Sound and light systems
  • Stage and production settings
  • Multi-dimensional, integrated media productions

For more information, please visit www.psav.com

Environmental Responsibility

Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.

Community Footprints Group Initiatives

  • VolunTeaming is a community-based volunteer program that provides team-building activities while creating stronger relationships among participants as they work to support an organization in need.
  • Book a group through Meaningful Meetings and giveback to the community. A total of 10% of the group room rate will be donated with 5% going directly to The Ritz-Carlton Community Footprints Fund and 5% going to the group’s charity of choice.

Speak with your sales or event manager to learn more about these innovative Community Footprints initiatives.

Unique Group Wellness & Spa Services

  • Complimentary Wellness Welcome
  • Vitality Breakout
  • Smart Café and Spa Break 
  • Snowshoe or Hiking Adventures
  • Team-Building Activities
  • Nutrition Coaching

Speak with sales or event manager to learn more about these services.