Destination: Wyoming Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
By Dan Johnson
January 29, 2013
First-time visitors to Jackson Hole, Wyo., typically are awed by its scenic beauty, but upon arrival many of them don't even realize they are there. That's because they fly into the town of Jackson, and the distinction between the two isn't readily apparent. Jackson, located 1 5 miles from the Idaho border, is the only incorporated town in Jackson Hole, an entire valley that is surrounded by mountains. Jackson Hole is 48 miles long and, for the most part, six to eight miles wide, embracing an area of approximately 400 square miles. The town of Jackson is a major gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks.
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.
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.
By Nikki Gloudeman
December 30, 2011
Talk about a sense of arrival: Book a meeting in the Rocky Mountains, and your attendees will be greeted with the sight of natural wonders shaped over the course of millions of years, soaring thousands of feet into the sky. They will have access to ample winding trails, snowy crests and wildlife. They will be able to ski, bike, hike—pretty much any outdoor pursuit imaginable.
By Carolyn Koenig
May 31, 2011
Fur trappers, explorers, cowboys, miners and adventurers—colorful characters of yesteryear—have all added their imprint to the natural allure of the Mountain West. Comprised of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, this rugged region encompasses not one, but three national parks that celebrate its magnificent terrain, much of it preserved as it was centuries earlier.
This combination of history and geology gives the Mountain West (which totals more than 328,000 square miles) a sense of place, fleshing out the parade of mountains and broad sweep of plains with an undeniable ambience.
So, if you’re a planner who wants a juicy carrot to motivate your sales team or an inspiring destination for your upcoming meeting, consider the Mountain West. Chances are, your group will fit right in.
By Macie Schreibman
December 29, 2010
Like rock ’n roll, the Rocky Mountains are dramatic.
Learn about Wyoming for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
A state that’s reputed to have three times more cattle than people in its 97,818 square miles, Wyoming still manages to encompass some of the Mountain West’s most popular destinations, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, luxurious resort areas and cities bustin’ out with cowboy culture. The landscape features an extreme range of terrain, from high plains to mountains to really tall mountains (Grand Teton, at 13,775 feet in the Teton Range, immediately comes to mind). Its larger-than-life historical characters are equally diverse, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to “Buffalo Bill” Cody, among others.