Red Lodge Mountain is a great place for family and friends to get together and enjoy the beauty of the mountain combined with the friendliness of the locals. Named for the colorful tepees that once dotted the area, Red Lodge Mountain has a strong historical feel which pervades both the lodge and the town. It’s an unforgettable experience just waiting to be enjoyed.
The ski resort is situated near the Custer National Forest and the Beartooth/Absaroka Wilderness; both of which offer great back-country skiing opportunities. The lodge and town are virtually inseparable which means that when you’re not skiing, you get to enjoy good old-fashioned Montana small-town hospitality. In the town you’ll come across antique stores, art galleries, gambling facilities, horse-drawn sleigh rides and great dining. When night blankets the sky, you will be able to choose between a vibrant nightlife, or a quieter moonlight cross-country ski tour – a magical experience.
The slope itself has a 9416 ft summit elevation with a 2400 ft vertical drop. The parks 69 trails are spread out over 1600 acres of ski-able terrain with enough variation to cater to all levels of skier. The trails are rated: 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 25% advanced and 10% expert and they are accessed by eight ski lifts. Roughly 50 km of cross-country trails will keep enthusiasts very happy. Add to this a terrain park and a jib park and you’ll find some of the best snowboarding and skiing facilities in Montana. What makes them even better is that there are few crowds and virtually no lines.
Red Lodge Mountain sees at least 250 inches of snowfall each year between November and April. It caters well for families with a variety of slopes and instruction programs, equipment rental and child care facilities. There is also plenty of affordable lodging to be found in Red Lodge. Summer specials include golf and venue hire.
So why not make the historical town and resort of Red Lodge Mountain your next winter vacation spot? It’s a decision you’re unlikely to regret.