Red Lodge Named One of the Best Ski Towns!
Kudos to Red Lodge Mountain! They have just been named one of the Top Ten Emerging Ski Towns on Adventure National Geographic! Check it out!
With its family-friendly mountain, glorious spring skiing Red Lodge has quietly become one of the best under-the-radar ski towns in the Rockies. Six miles out of town, Red Lodge Mountain Resort rises 2,400 feet up Grizzly Peak. At 1,600 acres and 65 runs, it’s not a huge ski area but it has the whole family covered. Crowds are non-existent and lift tickets cost half as much as higher profile resorts. First timers can even get a lift ticket, lesson and gear rental for $49.00.
I’ve known Steve “Augie” Aga for years and he is a big fan of Red Lodge Mountain. In fact he has skied at least once every month for 220 months (almost 19 years)! He’s been skiing at Red Lodge since 1984 and moved there in 1995. Here are his recommendations.
Budget: The Yodeler, or for a family unit check out the Chateau Rouge
Swank: Rock Creek Resort
Cheap: Foster and Logan’s for burgers and sandwiches; Bear Creek Saloon and Steakhouse for a steak
Gourmet: Old Piney Dell at Rock Creek Resort
Best Aprés Spot
The Bierstube on Red Lodge Mountain or Sam’s Tap Room at Red Lodge Ales in town
Best Rest-Day Activity
Fly-fish the main rivers and streams. Shop at the great little stores on Main Street. Visit Red Lodge Nordic Center to cross-country ski.
Favorite Ski Run at Red Lodge
Lazy M is the signature run on the mountain. It is two miles of pure, groomed cruising.