About Big Sky Resort

Big Sky Resort
Big Sky Resort
50 Big Sky Resort Road
PO Box 160001
Big Sky, MT 59716
Phone: 800-548-4486 or 406-995-5000
Fax: 406-995-5001
Elevation: 7500 ' (2286m)   About the altitude...

Meetings at This Location

Big Sky Resort lies nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the shadow of majestic Lone Peak. The lodges at Big Sky Resort are warm and welcoming... perfect for socializing with other scientists. Big Sky Resort is a ski-in /ski-out facility with access to some truly exceptional snow. Other recreational activities include cross-country skiing, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding. The Lodge at Big Sky Resort features a fitness center, spa, swimming pool and hot tub.

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Big Sky Resort

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Shuttle Information:

Skyline Bus is a free skier shuttle that circles through the Meadow, Mountain and Canyon areas approximately every 30 minutes. For a schedule and more details, visit Skyline Bus. To explore the surrounding area and West Yellowstone National Park, a rental car in recommended. Taxi service is not available at Big Sky Resort.

The food included will be:
  • a buffet breakfast each day of the meeting except departure day
  • coffee breaks
  • Social Hour with light snacks during poster sessions
The food offered varies by site. Menus of the daily food offered, as well as menus for area restaurants, when available, will be posted on-site. Social Hour is provided in order to give attendees an opportunity to socialize, enjoy a light snack and participate in the poster session. Limited seating is available.

If you have dietary restrictions, please click on the "Attendees With Special Needs" tab above for more information.

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Clothing Note:

The meetings are "resort casual" in dress (khakis, jeans, casual shirts, sweaters). Even if you are not participating in outdoor activities, we suggest you bring clothes appropriate for local weather temperatures. Clothes that can be layered, for use both indoors and outdoors, will work best.

Big Sky is high in the Rocky Mountains and has a weather pattern that varies by the hour and with the time of day. Wear clothing that can be easily changed to suit the temperature and bring protective clothing for potentially wet and windy conditions.

Special Needs


Scientists with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to participate in Keystone Symposia meetings.

Please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org for accessibility information and additional information regarding special services, such as:

  • Free registration to assistants or companions needed for note-taking or personal care.
  • Preferred lodging options for persons with limited mobility.
  • Assistance locating the most optimal handicapped-accessible lodging.

In some cases, accommodations for individuals with disabilities are limited so attendees are encouraged to make arrangements well in advance of the meeting.

Dietary Restrictions

If you have special dietary restrictions (i.e., kosher, gluten-free, etc.) please contact Keystone Symposia Attendee Services at +1 970-262-1230 or by email at info@keystonesymposia.org.

If possible, please try to contact us at least two weeks before the meeting starts so we may make arrangements with the resort or conference center.

NOTE: Vegetarian options are available at Keystone Symposia meal functions, so you do not need to contact us.

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Please be aware that this conference will take place at an elevation well above sea level!

High elevation, low humidity and stronger ultraviolet rays from the sun combine to create a situation that requires special attention to your health! For recommendations on how to prevent and alleviate high altitude sickness, please see High Country Health Care High Altitude Health Tips.