Yet another reason to book Big Sky is that many of the accommodations are essentially ski-in/ski-out, or a very short walk or a short shuttle ride to the lifts. In fact, there’s an array of rooms, cabins, condo and home options available to fit any budget.
On our recent visit, we stayed at the slopeside Shoshone, located just steps away from the lifts and other Mountain Village amenities. The property, which recently underwent a $700,000 renovation—including upgrades to furnishings—offers 79 one-bedroom condominiums that sleep two to six persons and 15 one-bedroom loft condominiums sleeping four to eight persons. All come with fully equipped kitchens, dining table, gas fireplaces, spacious living quarters, flat-panel TVs, high-speed wireless Internet and balcony with village and mountain views. The Shoshone, too, is connected to the Huntley Lodge, named after the late NBC News broadcaster, Chet Huntley, and includes Chet’s Bar and Grill and Fire Hole Lounge.
Tell clients not to miss the newly remodeled, 3,000-sq.-ft. Solace Spa & Salon at the Shoshone, which offers a full menu of treatments, including facials, various types of massages and body treatments.
Adding to the activity-filled days, guests of Shoshone and other Big Sky Resort accommodations have access to the Wellness Center, too, offering yoga classes. There are also family programs in the evening, including kids’ activities, movies, and lectures, and during the day, there’s access to tubing and ziplining.
Rates for Shoshone for the 2012/2013 ski season are $297-$607 for the 1-bedroom condominium and $426-$893 for the 1-bedroom loft condominium.
There are more than 25 flights a day arriving into nearby Bozeman, MT, on major airlines including Northwest, Delta/SkyWest, United/United Express, Alaska/Horizon, Frontier and Allegiant. From there, your clients can take a shuttle to the resort on an easy 50-mile scenic drive along the Gallatin River on US Highway 191, or rent a car at the airport for the 45-minute drive.
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