Need a few exciting team building ideas in Salt Lake City to enjoy with your coworkers? At Peerspace, we get it. Salt Lake City, UT, is a capital city brimming with natural beauty and a fascinating history. As a connecting city on the Transcontinental Railroad and the host of the Winter Paralympics in 2002, SLC has been many things to different people. Those in the know have even suggested it may be the next Silicon Valley, with companies like Snapchat and Adobe building offices in nearby Lehi.
If you live and work in the area, check out this list of 11 team building ideas in Salt Lake City. If you’re looking for something more private, rent a Peerspace venue and plan team building exercises there. As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace has unique spaces in every corner of Salt Lake. All spaces are owned by locals who strive to make your time in their venues incredible. But for now, let’s get on to our list.
1. Solve the clues at the Mystery Escape Room
Escape rooms aren’t unique to Utah, but they make a great team building idea. Escape rooms are both physical and intellectually challenging outings for your team. Whether you choose a room inspired by Zorro, Peter Pan, Nancy Drew, or Downton Abbey, you’ll have one hour to solve the clues together.
Up to 12 people can participate in each room at a time, so book multiple rooms if you have a large group. You can also choose a team building package to include a debriefing session to share what you’ve learned from the experience.
2. Host a customized event at a Peerspace venue
If escape rooms are too claustrophobic for your group, then host your activity at a Peerspace venue instead. Using our platform, you can easily locate and rent a unique space with style, amenities, and excellent customer service. In fact, you can have your pick of several local venues perfect for your team goals.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favorite team building-worthy spaces in SLC:
- This luxury resort home in Park City that’s newly constructed with plenty of break-out space (pictured above)
- This bright and open modern farmhouse in American Fork with a craft room and spacious outdoor deck
- This award-winning British heritage manor home with art, a library, a limestone fireplace, a kitchen, a dining room, and outdoor space
- This local coffee shop in Holladay with communal tables, an outdoor table, and on-site food and beverages
- This home in a high-end neighborhood with a huge yard, a furnished outdoor lounge, an indoor gym, and plenty of spaces to mix and mingle
You get the picture! Whichever venue you choose, you’ll have access to the support of the space’s helpful host to help you book a caterer, rent A/V equipment, or add any other amenities to your reservation. This way, you can effectively bring your team building ideas in Salt Lake City to life!
3. Learn to cook at the Park City Culinary Institute
Salt Lake City’s restaurant scene has come a long way in recent years. In fact, it’s now considered one of the top 50 cities in the US to launch a restaurant. Get some hands-on experience in the local food scene with this team building idea in Salt Lake City. At the Park City Culinary Institute, you can choose from a 7,000-square-foot teaching kitchen in downtown SLC and a second location at Deer Valley Club.
You can also opt to take a virtual class instead if you’re more comfortable that way. As many as 200 of your teammates can participate in a cooking challenge or demonstration with an expert chef. Their guidance will help you master new techniques in no time!
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4. Ride the bobsleds at the Utah Olympic Park
Sample a taste of the Winter Olympics at this unique team building idea in Salt Lake City that very few cities in the world can offer. Start your own bobsled team for the day with a ride on one of the tracks used in the 2002 Olympics. Up to three people at a time can ride along with a professional pilot during the winter months. The pros suggest you wear fitted winter gear and no ski boots, high heels, dresses, or skirts. You’ll also need to be in good health in order to ride.
5. Hit the targets at Social Axe Throwing
For a slightly less intense outing, take your team to Social Axe Throwing, which has locations in Salt Lake City and Ogden, UT. A trained coach will teach you safety measures and facilitate an axe-throwing tournament. The SLC location can accommodate 120 people, with around six to eight people per lane. Plus, beer and snacks are available for purchase on-site.
Want to host an event at a Peerspace venue instead? Bring their mobile axe throwing targets to you!
6. Take a tour of the Timpanogos Caves
Explore some of Utah’s most unusual environments with a tour of the Timpanogos Caves, just a short drive south of the city. Please keep in mind this isn’t an easy team building idea. It does require a walk on a one-and-a-half-mile trail, with temperatures ranging from 45 degrees in the cave to 100 degrees outside. If your team is up for the challenge, this adventure takes around three hours to complete.
7. Have a painting party with the Paint Mixer
Get creative without leaving the office with a painting party hosted by The Paint Mixer. They can bring all the supplies you need to your office or Peerspace venue via their “Van Go” mobile studio. Or, if you prefer, you can bring your team to one of their studios in Salt Lake or Park City.
Their team building events are specifically created to bring out your “corporate creativity” through guided exercises that result in a lasting work of art.
8. Play archery tag at the Easton Archery Center
Take your group to the Easton Archery Center for a variety of team building ideas in Salt Lake City that revolve around archery. Choose from archery tag, to chase each other with foam-tipped arrows, or Cosmic Archery, in which your targets glow in the dark. They offer both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as team building workshops for groups of eight or more.
9. Go rock climbing at the Front Climbing Club
Salt Lake City is surrounded by mountains, but you don’t have to go outdoors to enjoy some rock climbing. In fact, indoor rock climbing at the Front is more suitable for team building activities since you can customize the event for groups of any size and skill level.
Packages vary based on whether you need gear and instruction and if you want to learn how to belay or just stick to the bouldering walls. There’s also a private meeting room and catering available for the full team building experience. If your team isn’t crazy about bouldering, keep in mind that The Front also offers yoga, tai chi, and other group fitness classes.
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10. Take the Challenge Course at Utah State University
Ready to head outdoors for one of the more challenging team building ideas in Salt Lake City? A day at the USU Challenge Course may be just what you need. You’ll participate in low-element exercises, such as a single-rope bridge, as well as high elements that are anywhere from 15 to 50 feet above the ground. Enjoy the 380-foot zip line, 50-foot climbing tower, and a giant swing!
11. Practice mindfulness with Salt Lake Power Yoga
Finally, don’t forget to take some time to breathe. Not all of your team building activities have to be high-energy outings. In fact, Salt Lake Power Yoga is there when it’s time for your team to relax. Visit their yoga studio, or bring one of their facilitators to the office or your Peerspace venue to lead a corporate wellness session. They offer yoga, mindfulness, meditation, and more.
Team building ideas in Salt Lake City: conclusion
Salt Lake City’s climate has its highs and lows, so be sure to choose a seasonally appropriate activity for your team. Whether it’s bobsledding in winter or spelunking in summer, these team building ideas in Salt Lake City have something to offer teams of all kinds.
And remember, you can always book a Peerspace venue to put together a personalized team building outing! Between these ideas, a winning Peerspace venue, and your space’s friendly local host, you and your team will experience a completely customized and unforgettable experience.
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