A QUICK TOUR OF THE AREA
Nothing brings a group together better than a
meeting in Montana's Flathead Valley. The
valley lies next to the rugged grandeur of
Glacier National Park along the western edge of
several million acres of designated wilderness.
Its centerpiece is Flathead Lake, the largest
natural freshwater lake west of the
Mississippi. The area offers more than 3,000
guest beds, including five full-service hotels
in the valley. For quiet retreats and small
meetings, choose from resorts, historic lodges,
and in-town properties. A multi-event
complex welcomes equestrian events, trade
shows, concerts, and special events. But no
facility is so large that your meeting becomes
just another meeting in a vast complex.
PICK YOUR SEASON
WINTER: With two ski areas, Flathead Valley
winter recreation begins with alpine skiing and
snowboarding. There are hundreds of miles of
Nordic trails and more than 200 miles of
groomed snowmobile trails. Concert and theater
seasons are in full swing and winter festivals
dot the calendar.
SPRING: Snowmelt brings out wildflowers and
golfers. Breathtaking golf courses from the
south end of Flathead Lake to the foothills of
Glacier National Park await spring groups after
meeting at one of our full-service hotels or
SUMMER: The Flathead Valley comes alive in
summer, with hiking, horseback riding, and
more. Play golf until the sun sets late in the
evening, or send your group on a team-building
trip with a whitewater rafting adventure.
FALL: As the leaves change color, summer
lingers in the mild days and cool evenings.
Groups can enjoy fishing, more golf, and
productive meetings at secluded, executive
ATTRACTIONS Chuckwagon dinners,
barbecues, afternoons on the river, or an
evening stargazing at Whitefish Mountain Resort
on the Big Mountain. A Flathead Valley meeting
can be as interesting and diverse as its surroundings.
The wonders of Glacier National Park are less
than an hour from every point in the valley.
Flathead Lake offers a wealth of recreation
opportunities,everything from quiet cruises to sailing,
waterskiing, and parasailing. Fish the lake or
countless rivers and streams. With more than
2,000 working artists in the valley, art is
everywhere, from simple crafts and carvings to
fine bronzes, and oil and watercolor paintings.
Anchoring historic downtown Kalispell are the
Hockaday Museum of Art, the Conrad Mansion, and
The Museum at Central School.
FACTS AND FIGURES
Population: Kalispell - 32,091; Flathead
Valley - 76,178
Number of hotel rooms: 3,000
Largest single meeting facility: 35,600 square
Glacier National Park: 31 miles
Yellowstone National Park: 370 miles
Interstate/Highway: US 93, US 2
Delta/Sky West 800-221-1212
Amtrak (Whitefish) 800-872-7245