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Red Lodge Mountain

305 Ski Run Road
406-446-2610

History:

Red Lodge Mountain's roots of being an independent, free, and fun loving place runs all the way back to our forefathers. When the Silver Run Ski Club started their own ski area just a few miles down the mountain from the modern day Red Lodge Mountain, they were all about the outdoors, having fun, and skiing. All they needed were two rope tows and a 500 foot vertical drop and they were tearing up the slopes as soon as the snow started to fall. Eventually their drive to conquer bigger and better things brought these young skiing pioneers up the Willow Creek drainage and on to the Grizzly Peak.

After years of hiking, scouting and exploring, they decided that this was the perfect place for a modern ski area. Finally in 1960, Grizzly Peak officially opened with one chair lift and three runs. Montana's newest ski area was a force to be reckoned with. Over the next few years the ski area continued to grow with new lifts and more trails. Word started to spread that Red Lodge was no longer just a mining town in the back country, but it was an awesome place to ski. With the increase of tourists rolling in to town, the Grizzly Peak Ski Area started up Montana's first fully certified Ski Instructor team. In the mid 60's Grizzly Peak changed its name to Red Lodge Mountain.

The people of Red Lodge are not folks who roll over easily without a fight; even if it means taking on Mother Nature. For what seems like forever, Red Lodge Mountain has always had some kind of snowmaking system to make sure our skiers get the best snow coverage possible. In 1996 Red Lodge Mountain completely overhauled the snowmaking system and created Montana's largest snowmaking system. Needless to say, the local skiers of Red Lodge don't want to wait for Mother Nature to give them snow, once the weather is cold enough they're out making their own.

As the years went by, Red Lodge Mountain continued to grow in both popularity and in size as well. In 1994 Red Lodge Mountain purchased Red Lodge Golf Course to complement their great ski seasons. This 18 whole championship golf course made it possible for Red Lodge Mountain to take the next step by becoming a year around Resort.

For years, the locals of Red Lodge had been skiing out of bounds into the Cole Creek Drainage searching for perfect lines and untracked powder. In 1996 Red Lodge Mountain undertook an aggressive expansion and built two high speed quads accessing this unique and scenic drainage.

Nowadays Red Lodge Mountain is continuing to stay on the cutting edge of being a destination for Montana skiers. This growth is visible in its growing terrain park, ski school, year around reservations and guest services. But no matter how much the resort has grown, the people of Red Lodge Mountain Resort are still much like the free spirited individuals that started Grizzly Peak all those years back. We've stayed true to our roots of loving the outdoors, having a good time and skiing wherever it's possible to get in a few turns.



Reviews

Donnette Putman

Rating:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Attended Winter Festival at Red Lodge Mountain. Tailgating in the parking lot and cardboard vehicle race on the mountain. Lots of fun! Spent a week skiing here. This is a casual, old school ski mountain and is really a relaxing change from the higher end Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Park City, etc. Snow and grooming were great! Nice blue runs. Only drawback is the slow lifts but the prices compensate for that. Would be 5 stars if lifts were faster.

mark curtis

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Thursday, May 17, 2018
Are some of you people kidding? This is the best place for a great mountain skiing trip! It's cheap, it's incredible skiing, the people are the best, the town is so fun, and you get to feel like you're are with people who actually care if you are having a good time.

Amanda Bachman

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Saturday, June 2, 2018
It's no Big Sky but it's a well run mountain. Small and dated base with minimal ammentities. Runs and skiing was great.

Michael Adams

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Much bigger mountain than I thought! Every staff member I encountered, ticket ladies, rental shop staff and lifties we're all over the top nice. The terrain off the Coal Creek was dynamite and hardly anyone skiing back there. Well worth the visit, and glad I did.

josiah rodda

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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Took my daughter for the first time. It was only 65 dollars for equipment and 90 min group lesson. Went on a Thursday and she was the only one in her group so it ended up being a one on one lesson. Bunny hill is very nice place to learn skiing. Hot cocoa and a hot dog afterward.

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