Meetings Quarterly- Successful Historic Meetings
August 1805, the first successful meeting happened in Big Sky Country.
Captain Meriwether Lewis and members of the Corps of Discovery, fresh from a camp at the
headwaters of the Missouri River at Three Forks, near Big Sky, Montana, were stumped in their
quest to find a river to the sea by the daunting Bitterroot Mountains before them. They needed
horses and a guide to lead the way. “If we do not find [The Shoshone- superb horsemen and
brave warriors who once hunted bison on the abundant plains. ].” wrote Lewis in his journal, “I
fear the successful issue of our voyage will be very doubtful.”
It was Sacagawea, a young Shoshone woman travelling with Lewis and Clark, laid the
foundation for an auspicious meeting between the two groups. Recognizing the rocks, the river
and the land of her childhood, she guided the Corps to her people and in joy and surprise
reconnected with her brother, Chief Cameahwait. Convinced of the Corps’ peaceful intent, the
Shoshone welcomed the first white men they had ever seen to their village. A family reunited, a
deal struck, the Corps of Discovery moved on to the Pacific and the Shoshone returned to the
buffalo rich plains.
Just as the Corps of Discovery and the Shoshone tribe accomplished their goals by meeting all
those years ago, you will find successful gatherings happening every day at Big Sky Resort. A
visit to the Big Sky Resort, located in the heart of the Montana’s majestic Mountains, is your
opportunity to bring your family together, to energize your executives, to prepare for your future.
Reach out, reconnect, recharge.
The recently transformed Shoshone Condominiums at Big Sky Resort allow you to step away
from the distractions of modern office life. The seven-story landmark Shoshone building of 94
condominium units completes your all-in-one resort conference or gathering experience. A recent
$700,000 renovation included upgrades to furnishings, lighting, energy efficiency controls and
flat screen TVs.
Surrounded by décor inspired by the native tribe, you can focus on your family, your business,
or your future. Sink into the condo’s leather couch after a day of meetings or a trip to
Yellowstone National Park, and choose between the dramatic view of Lone Mountain from your
picture window or the latest show on your new flat screen television. Just out the door, you and
your family can enjoy world classs skiing/boarding, snowshoeing, and tubing. Summer activities
can include world class fly fishing in one of the five nearby Blue Ribbon Trout streams, hiking in
the majestic mountains, mountain biking or horseback riding in the land of the Shoshone.
Conferences can be accommodated in the adjoining Yellowstone Conference Center, Whether
you have a group of 25 or 750, the efficient and professional staff will take care of everything
from catering to the latest in audio/visual technology so you can allow creativity and connections
Big Sky Conference Lodging
18 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, our signature hotel and condominium properties offer a range of amenities and conference/business retreat facilities for up to 750 and lodging for over 2,000 guests. These properties include the