BIG SKY, MT. – In today’s economy meeting planners must prove a return on investment when choosing locations for conferences, retreats and incentive trips. Big Sky Resort melds the perfect return with its combination of professional meeting facilities and staff with the most spectacular mountain environment bordering Yellowstone National Park.

Big Sky Resort is Montana’s leading destination for groups as large as 750 people providing a self-contained campus that brings together lodging, meeting space, food and activities all within walking distance. The resort hosts over 200 groups a year ranging from small retreats to large medical/scientific conferences. The conference center is receiving $230,000 in upgrades before the summer 2009 season.

On site attendees have access to the Solace Spa, scenic lift rides, the Big Sky Zipline, mountain biking, hiking and Kid’s Club. While the Yellowstone Conference Center and Mountain Village serves as base camp, the surrounding area provides endless opportunities with world-class fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and golf on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed course.

The activities and location of Montana provides the allure to quickly fill the room blocks, but the facilities are what truly achieve the true return for business needs. The Mountain Village along with the Yellowstone Conference Center provides over 55,000 square feet of meeting space in the summer while meeting goers can relax in the evenings with over a dozen different choices of lodging ranging from hotel rooms, luxury suites in the Summit, convenient, newly remodeled Shoshone Condominium suites or larger townhomes and cabins.

Big Sky offers free wireless internet service throughout the core of the Mountain Village including all lobbies, hotel rooms and meeting rooms so work is never out of reach while surrounded by the crisp and refreshing alpine climate in the mountains.

Big Sky provides committed, professional conference planners to meet any needs with a truly genuine and friendly Montana spirit while surrounded with the scenic beauty of the greater Yellowstone National Park eco-system.

With increased air service into the Bozeman Airport, access to the mountains has never been easier for staff, speakers and guests to meet in Montana for the most memorable meeting they’ll attend during the year. Bozeman has non-stop flights from 11 cities including major airline hubs with conducive, connecting flight schedules making an escape to the mountains of Big Sky even more attractive.

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 owns and/or operates award-winning mountain and golf resorts and attractions throughout the United States and Canada including Cypress Mountain near Vancouver, British Columbia, official freestyle skiing and snowboard venue of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Big Sky Resort in Montana, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Inn at Bay Harbor - A Renaissance Golf Resort and Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark 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.