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Red Lodge Mountain Resort

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Trail Map
Trail Map
 
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Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION
Flights From: Denver (Frontier; United); Las Vegas (Allegiant); Los Angeles (Allegiant); Minneapolis (Delta); Phoenix (Allegiant); Salt Lake City (Delta); Seattle/Tacoma (Horizon)
 
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 

DRIVING

From Billings and points east: Take Interstate 90 west to exit 434 (Laurel, MT). Follow Highway 212 west approximately 46 miles to the city of Red Lodge. Go through town and turn right at the Red Lodge Mountain sign onto West Fork Rd/Ski Run Road. Follow Ski Run Road to the right at the fork 6 miles farther.

 

From Bozeman and points west: Take Interstate 90 east to Exit 408 (Columbus, MT). Follow Highway 78 south to Red Lodge. Turn right at the Red Lodge Mountain sign and onto West Fork Rd/Ski Run Road. Follow Ski Run Road to the right at the fork 6 miles farther.

 

From Cody, WY and points south: Follow Highway 120 to Belfry, MT. Turn left onto Highway 308 and follow the signs to Red Lodge. Turn left onto Highway 212, and then right at the Red Lodge Mountain sign onto West Fork Rd/Ski Run Road. Follow Ski Run Road to the right at the fork 6 miles farther.

 

Check current road conditions, including construction reports and webcams, download Montana State Road Maps, and much more at the Montana Department of Transportation’s traveler website.

 
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Yodeler Motel

601 South Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

866-446-1435

406-446-1435

 

WI-FI in all rooms, guest computer in the lobby, in room steam saunas (available in most rooms),
double size jacuzzi tubs (available in two rooms), ski wax room, pet friendly (half of our rooms for a small charge), cable, microwave, fridge, & coffee maker (every room), free local calls

6 $35-$75 average rate

The Pollard

2 North Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

 

38 rooms and suites with Jacuzzis, steam baths or balconies. Each room is individually decorated. All our guest rooms have robes, hairdryers, and VCRs.

4 Ski Packages: From $170 - $360 - includes two adult lift tickets

Comfort Inn

612 North Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-4469
877-424-6423
 All rooms have coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, ironing boards, microwaves, refrigerators and pillow top mattresses. This is a pet-friendly hotel. Breakfast with hot waffles, wireless Internet access, weekday newspaper, local calls, cookies every evening, 5 $89.99-$129.99
Vacation Homes Rentals available with a range of amenities 8 Starting at $150 per night

Red Lodge Inn

811 South Broadway

Red Lodge , MT 59068 

406-446-2030

New ownership, a RLM ski instructor, and newly remodeled rooms.

 

Coffee, juice and muffins are complimentary for our guests and available in the office from 7:00 - 10:00 am. New outdoor hot tub, barbecue facilities, free Wi-Fi, parking right outside your door, pet friendly,  all rooms have a refrigerator and microwave.  Discount lift tickets available.

 

 
  Starting at $60 per night

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Dining

 

At Red Lodge Mountain:

 

The Main Lodge: The Lodge has seating for over 300 people, a large river rock fireplace and a loft area for those of you wishing to bring a sack lunch. The affordable menu covers a wide variety of cafeteria-style food, beverages and snacks.   

 

Midway Chalet:  This alpine lodge features high vaulted ceilings, views of five different mountain ranges, a large stone fireplace, and a unique “fire hole” to sit in – the perfect place to rest your legs and grab a quick bite to eat.

 

Bierstube: With its indoor and outdoor seating, the Bierstube is a full service restaurant, featuring a reasonably priced menu and a full bar with 13 beers on tap. On warm, sunny days, the burger bar is fired up on the deck and serves our famous ½ lb. burger, chips and soft drink. Saturdays from 3-6 pm, we turn it up a notch with live music

 

In Town:

 

Red Lodge Pizza Co.

115 S Broadway Ave,

Red Lodge, MT 59068

406-446-3333

 

Cafe Regis

16th and Word,

Red Lodge, MT 59068

406.446.1941

 

Carbon County Steakhouse

121 S. Broadway,

Red Lodge, MT

406 446-4025

 

Sam's Taproom

417 N. Broadway,

Red Lodge Ales Brewery,

Red Lodge, MT 59068

406 446-4607

 

Bridge Creek Backcountry Kitchen & Wine Bar

116 S. Broadway

Red Lodge, MT

406 446-9900

 

 

Lazy M - Red Lodge Mountain's signature run
Winchester in Palisades area on a beautiful spring morning
 
REAL ESTATE
 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
ACTIVITIES

Friday, November 25, 2011 · Opening Day

Let the 2011-2012 Season Begin!

 

January 1, 2012 · Town Series Registration Deadline-
Come compete! Round up your team and come race 6 Friday afternoons. Great Prizes!
 

Friday January 6, 2012 - Town Series Race # 1

 

Friday January 13, 2012 - Town Series Race #2

 

Friday January 20, 2012 - Town Series Race # 3

 

Friday January 27, 2012 - Town Series Race # 4

 
Friday February 3, 2012 - Town Series Race # 5
 
Friday February 10, 2012 - Town Series Race #6
 
March 9 - 10, 2012 · Winter Carnival
This year's theme: Wild West
 
SERVICES

Ski Rentals and Repairs

Snowsports School

 

 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
Good: Lazy-M is the ultimate warm-up run.
Better: When it's open, the Palisades Area is sublime.
Best: Late season snowfall in Montana. 
 

 

Red Lodge Mountain Resort
Description:

Red Lodge Mountain Resort has a long history dating back to 1960 when the ski area first opened. Originally started by a local enthusiastic ski club, in the past 50 "RLM" has grown into a resort that attracts visitors and families from all over the country. This is a down to earth ski area that prizes skiing over glitz and glamour. For those who seek an un-crowded, authentic ski experience where one can truly relax and have fun, Red Lodge Mountain Resort is the mecca.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent31%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity10,690/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner17%
Trails-2-Intermediate45%
Trails-3-Advanced38%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total71
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2.5 miles
General-Base elevation7016'
General-Vertical drop2400'
General-Owner
General-Mountain rangeBeartooths
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access2 gates
General-Total area in bounds1600 acres
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Great for spring break; quitessential Ski Town USA

Cons: Palisades area often closed; conditions can be sketchy

Red Lodge Mountain Resort is as much about the charming town of Red Lodge at the base of the Beartooth Highway from Cooke City as it is the mountain itself, because Red Lodge has about the friendliest people in the country. Stay (or dine) at the funky, beautifully restored Pollard Hotel in town. Enjoy cruising Red Lodge Mountain's signature run, the Lazy-M, 2.5 miles long. The newly developed Palisades area is fantastic terrain, when it's open. Plan your trip in March and you'll enjoy the plentiful spring snowfall this area receives. 

Posted

Pros: Affordable, good snow, friendly and helpful staff.

Cons: Limited beginner terrain

I discovered Red Lodge by accident a few years back when I was looking for an economy ski vacation. Long story aside, I was pleasantly surprised by this ski area. Their $30 college rate was hard to find anywhere else, especially when you consider the quality skiing they have. I'm an intermediate-advanced skier who likes to push myself on diamonds - I had no problem doing this at Red Lodge. My younger sister was a first timer; she still brags about how knowledgable, friendly, and helpful the ski instructors were. There was a large powder dump the weekend before we arrived, so any snow reviews I have would be biased and probably not indicative of their usual conditions. They have the typical slope side bar and grill with great food that is reasonably priced; the town of red lodge has other options if you don't fancy this fare. I didn't stay in town for my trip. Instead, I stayed in Billings at a hotel I booked on priceline for a great deal and drove in every morning. The drive takes right at an hour and a half and the road is well maintained and in good condition. Overall, I would highly recommend this mountain to the budget conscious skier or local looking for a great weekend on the slopes. redface.gif