MTRPA Annual Conference

April 2nd - April 5th, 2023

Grouse Mountain Lodge - Whitefish, MT

The City of Whitefish Parks and Recreation is excited to host the Montana Trails, Recreation, & Park Association annual conference April 2nd – 5th at the Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana! 
DON’T WAIT! EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION ENDS FEBRUARY 1ST!

Lodging Details

We have great deals for you to stay n’ play in the Recreation Capital of Montana! The Grouse Mountain Lodge has offered a generous room rate starting at $99/night AND they are extending the deal 3 days prior and 3 days post our event! This timing matches up perfectly with the second to last weekend of the season at Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort, so bring the family, and enjoy an early spring weekend in “the fish”!

BOOK YOUR ROOM BY FEBRUARY 15TH FOR DISCOUNTED RATE!

For Reservations, contact the Central Reservations office and quote the name of the group, Montana Trails, Recreation and Park Association 2023. Credit Cards will be kept on file and the 1st night stay will be charged at time of booking. Please include requests for extended stays (valid 3 days pre/post visit based on availability at time of booking) and any airport shuttle requests. Local: 406.892.2525 or email: glacierpark@pursuitcollection.com. Rooms must be secured by February 15, 2023, to receive the discounted rate.

Lodging Rates:

  • Standard/Golf View: $99 (standard/double, $114 (triple), $129 (quad)
  • Corner Suite: $159 (standard/double), $174 (triple), $189 (quad)
  • Loft Suite: $199 (standard/double), $199 (triple), $199 (quad)
    * Plus, 1% Tourism, 8% State Bed Tax, 3% Whitefish Resort Tax, $10.00 Amenity Fee/room/night

IMPORTANT DATES

January 15th
Last day to receive a 100% refund on conference registration.

February 1st
Early Bird Conference Registration ends. Prices will increase 2/2/23

February 15th
Deadlines for Exhibitor Applications, Speaker Proposals, Awards, Scholarships, and last day for guaranteed Conference Hotel Booking at discounted rate! Last day to receive a 50% refund on conference registration, after which no refunds will be issued.

March 29th
LAST day to register for the conference!

Reasons why you won’t want to miss this conference:

THEME
Experience our fun GO FISH conference theme!

TOURS & ACTIVITIES
With active conference tracks and offsite tours to Whitefish trails, Whitefish Ski Resort, and Stumptown Ice Den ice skating rink, you won’t have to just sit in a conference rooms the whole time!

EXTENDED STAY OPTIONS
Take advantage of MTRPA’s discounted lodging rates at Grouse Mountain Lodge! Conference rates are extended 3 days prior and 3 days post the event so you can make a mini vacation out of your conference travels!

GO FISH GAMES
It is going to get fishy! The fish puns and games will be fish floppin’ all around the conference.

GEAR SWAP
Bring  along your new or lightly used gear! Bids will be placed during a silent auction and the sale price will be split 50/50 between MTRPA and the donor, or donate 100% to support MTRPA.

PERCH PLUNGE!
That’s right, like a polar plunge, contestants will be plunging into the icy spring waters of Whitefish Lake to raise money for our association! Nominate yourself or someone else to take the plunge. $10 per nomination. If you are nominated but don’t want to plunge, you can buy yourself out! (Max 5 nominations per person to cap buyout at $50.)

50/50 CASH RAFFLE
Bring cash for raffle tickets and a chance to win 50% of the pot. Tickets are 1 for $2, 3 for $5, 5 for $8, or 10 for $15!

NETWORKING & NEW FRIENDS
The energy of the Parks and Recreation industry is electrified at our conferences. The connections you can make at MTRPA Annual Conferences go beyond professional networking and into a discovery of finding like-minded people that make lifelong friends.

SUPPORT MTRPA!
One of our organization’s main focuses is our Annual Conference because we believe in the success that happens when we gather Park & Recreation professionals from all around Montana to learn from each other and grow together. Support MTRPA by coming to our annual conference!

AND MORE!

QUESTIONS?

Email us at contact@mtrpa.info.

See you in Whitefish!