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  • High on Meetings In The Rockies

    By Maxine Cass

    May 21, 2013

    Whether surrounded by jagged peaks and water, nestled in old-growth forests, or out with cowboys under vast skies, meetings in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are inspiring in every sense. Face-to-face get-togethers are a literal breath of fresh air in the Rockies. While education, networking and keynote speakers’ messages are crucial to any meeting, team building is often cited as attendees’ most memorable experience—the one with lessons they utilize in the workplace for years to come. Diverse outdoor team-building activities in these three states can boost cooperation, confidence, skills and leadership abilities well beyond the meeting room.

  • New Meetings in the Old West

    By Steve Winston

    December 31, 2012

    If you’re looking for a room with a view, you’ve come to the right place. The Rocky Mountains have plenty of room. And the views are certainly spectacular. Meetings here are often more productive simply because the surroundings are so energizing. The air is fresher. The terrain is grander. The excitement level among attendees is higher. And the opportunities for memorable meetings and team building are exceptional.

  • Meeting in the Wild West

    By Steve Winston

    May 30, 2012

    These three states aren’t normally considered meeting centers on the order of an Orlando or San Francisco. Yet out here in Big Sky country, with its mountains and wide-open ranchland, planners are finding excellent facilities, value pricing, great team-building opportunities and stunning natural backdrops.

Learn about Kalispell for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations

Destination Description

Smart Stats:

Number of Meetings Hotels: 6
Total Hotel Rooms: 1,600
Number of Special Events Venues: 35
Local Airports: Glacier Park International Airport
Local CVB: Kalispell Convention and Visitors Bureau

Smart Snapshot:

Kalispell is the largest city in northwest Montana and one of the state’s fastest growing, registering a 40% increase in population between 2000 and 2010. The city is nestled in the picturesque Flathead Valley, a popular escape for those seeking the expansive wonder of the Great West and the setting for several resorts that epitomize the Montana mountain experience.

Kalispell is just 15 minutes north of Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in the western continental United States, and a half hour southwest of Glacier National Park, home to more than 700 miles of hiking trails and 763 lakes. The region presents endless opportunities for such summer pastimes as hiking, biking, fly-fishing, horseback riding, boating and berry picking, as well as plenty of snow for skiing and winter recreation.

At an elevation of 2,959 feet, Kalispell offers nourishing wide-open spaces with mountain views and crisp air. It is also the birthplace of actress Michelle Williams and Oscar-winning director Brad Bird.