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BEST IN THE WEST, BIG AWARD FOR BIG SKYRESORT
Big Sky, Mont. (August 11, 2015) –
Big Sky Resort has been recognized as one of the 50 “Best in the West” for meeting properties by Meeting Focus magazine for the western region in their September issue. This marks the thirteenth year Big Sky Resort has been awarded the “Best in the West” out of the sixteen years Meeting Focus’ 55,000 planners have been voting. Big Sky Resort has more than 55,000 square feet of meeting and function space, featuring the Yellowstone Conference Center, and is one of the largest facilities in the state.
The versatile meeting facilities include the Lone Peak Pavilion outdoor reception venue and lodging accommodations from value to luxury for up to 2,000 guests. Meetings Focus, with the largest meeting publication audience in the market, polls its readers on what hotels and resorts delivered superlative meeting experience. Properties are judged on the quality of meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, high-tech services and equipment, recreational facilities and activities, the efficiency and helpfulness of staff, and overall value and experience.
“Every year our meeting planner readers select the properties that have gone above and beyond to provide great service to their groups,” said Tyler Davidson, chief content director of Meetings Focus. “These exemplary hotels and resorts are shining examples of meeting facilities that give them the distinction of being the premier meeting sites in their respective regions.”
Big Sky Resort provides productive meetings, scheduling efficiency, festive banquets and, most importantly, satisfied attendees. Big Sky’s meeting and convention clientele have been coming back to Big Sky Resort for up to 35 years, speaking volumes to the high level of consistent excellent service.
That level of quality was suitable to host 2015 Pacific NorthWest Economic Summit (PNWER) , 2011 Asian Pacific Economic Conference (APEC), and
the President and Vice President of the United States in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
Encouraging networking and making event schedules efficient, the tight knit Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort offers team building activities including a high ropes course, ziplines, paintball, skeet shooting, scenic lift, and more. The 18 – hole Arnold Palmer designed golf course is a short
ride to the Meadow Village. In winter, Big SkyResort is the Biggest Skiing in America® with more than 5,800 acres and 4,350 vertical feet of seamless ski terrain.
Big Sky has been awarded the 2015 Best Family Resort, 2014 Best Terrain, and 2013 Best Overall Resort by OnTheSnow.com’s Visitors’ Choice Awards. Visit bigskyresort.com/conferences
for more information on Big Sky Resort facilities
July 28, 2015 Big Sky Resort reported a couple of inches of snowfall at the top of Lone Peak where summer guests experience the Lone Peak Expedition tour involving a chair lift ride, safari -style truck ride, and an aerial tram ride to 11,166 feet in elevation. Mother Nature put a halt on tours today.
The Biggest Skiing in America’s ® Mountain Village base area saw temperatures in the low 40s, high 30s and the top of Lone Peak temperature is about 10 to 15 degrees less than the base area. Although snow in July is rare, higher elevations may experience snowfall during rain storms.
“It’s fun to see snow on the ground from our webcam and especially with all this talk about an El Nino year,”said Sheila D’Amico, Public Relations Manager at Big Sky Resort.“Whether it’s him or his sister,La Nina, Big Sky always seems to get the snow.”
According to bestsnow.net, Big Sky Resort’s average snowfall accumulation fluctuates year to year and provides reliable and consistent ski conditions from year to year, which gives Big Sky Resort one of the lowest standard deviations of average snowfall compared to other large Western U.S. resorts.
As with most weather in Montana, it is always changing and the rest of this week, temperatures will be back the mid- 70s with sunshine and in time for the annual Professional Bull Riding series which starts Thursday night in the town of Big Sky
Big Sky Resort is open for their summer season until September 27, 2015 and will open for the winter season on November 26, 2015.