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 August 13, 2014
The Yellowstone Conference Center at Big Sky Resort Awarded 'Best In The West'

 The Yellowstone Conference Center at Big Sky Resort has been awarded one of 50 "Best in the West" meeting properties for the western region to be released in the September issue of Meeting Focus magazine. This marks the 13th year Big Sky Resort has been awarded the "Best in the West".

Readers are polled on hotels and resorts delivering a 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.

Big Sky Resort has one of the largest convention centers in Montana, the Yellowstone Conference Center, with 55,000 square feet of meeting and function space. Able to host up to 750 people with state of the art services and lodging accommodations from basic to luxury for over 2,000 guests. The versatile meeting facilities include the Lone Peak Pavilion outdoor reception venue.

Meeting Planners report increased attendance when meetings are held in popular destinations. Big Sky Resort is located between Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport and Yellowstone National Park's West Entrance. Participants focus on their conference with plenty of outdoor adventure in their free time including the 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed Big Sky Resort Golf Course and within the tight-knit Mountain Village plaza, ziplining, scenic lift ride, and the Lone Peak Expedition: Tram to the Top offering views at 11,166 feet of three states and two national parks.

"The staff members were great, very friendly, and helpful. [I] really felt like I was getting away from the everyday grind, although we were there for a conference! [I] just had an enjoyable week...," said M. Pesavento from Atlanta, Georgia.

In winter, Big Sky Resort is the Biggest Skiing in America a premier ski destination with 5,800 acres of unified terrain, 4,350 vertical feet, and 400 inches of annual snowfall. Big Sky Resort received the's Visitors' Choice Awards for 2014 Best Terrain and 2013 Best Overall Resort.

Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort, established in 1973, is located in the Northern Rockies of southwest Montana between Bozeman, Montana and Yellowstone National Park. Big Sky Resort is the largest ski resort in the United States with 5,800 acres. Big Sky Resort is owned by Boyne Resorts, a Michigan-based corporation and the largest family-run four-season resort company in North America. Boyne Resorts also owns Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia; Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, and The Inn at Bay Harbor, all in Michigan; Brighton in Utah; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Sugarloaf and Sunday River Resort in Maine; and Gatlinburg Sky Lift in Tennessee.