Red Lodge Mountain Resort, Montana
Red Lodge Mountain's name comes from the heritage of colorful tepees that once dotted the area's foothills.
Legend has it that the town of Red Lodge was named for the tepees' coloring of red clay. These dwellings beckoned early settlers to an area as unique as the symbol each family painted on its home.
Red Lodge Mountain offers lots of powder, few crowds, nearby parking and no waiting in line.
With an average snowfall of more than 250 inches during the ski season and a vertical drop of 2,400 feet, Red Lodge Mountain welcomes the beginner, intermediate and the advanced skier.
More than 70 runs, covering 1,600 acres, beckon the enthusiast and challenge the advanced.
Winter daytime temperatures average between 15 F and 25 F, and there's plenty of Montana sunshine. In fact, the sun shines five out of seven days and there's low humidity, too.
Beginners will love Miami Beach's gentle terrain, open spaces and room to practice.
Lazy M is a 2-1/2-mile cruiser that appeals to intermediates and experts. Advanced skiers will definitely get a thrill from the chutes of the Main Drainage.
Numerous trails in the Custer National Forest and the Beartooth/Absaroka Wilderness, just minutes from Red Lodge, offer back country skiing.
There's more to Red Lodge than skiing. Once an Old West mining town, Red Lodge today is a modern resort and ranching town that has retained its western charm.
Stroll downtown and enjoy the well-stocked shops that line the main street. Antique stores, galleries and specialty stores will entice you to slow down, take a look around and chat with friendly folks.
Soak up the night life of Red Lodge. Enjoy a fine gourmet meal. Or, drop some change in a poker machine while you grab a quick bite. Relax during a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or take a cross-country ski tour by moonlight.
Red Lodge Mountain offers terrific value for your family. Enjoy a high-quality experience -- well-groomed, uncrowded slopes, modern facilities, clean mountain air and awe inspiring vistas. Ski a big mountain with lots of snow and miles of terrain to yourself.
|Mountain Statistics for Red Lodge Mountain Resort|
|Base Elevation:||7,016 ft||(2,138 m)|
|Summit Elevation:||9,416 ft||(2,870 m)|
|Vertical Drop:||2,400 ft||(732 m)|
|Skiable Area:||1,565 acres||(634 hectares)|
|Annual Snowfall:||250 in||(635 cm)|
|Longest Run:||13,200 ft||(4,023 m)|
|Number of Lifts:||7|
|Uphill Lift Capacity:||10,690 per hour|
|Types of Lifts:||1 Surface Lift
4 Double Chairs
1 Triple Chair
1 HiSpeed Quad
|Number of Trails:||65|
|Trail Ratings for Red Lodge Mountain Resort|
|Experts Only:||23%||Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.|
|Area Details for Red Lodge Mountain Resort|
|Cross Country:||50 km|