Red Lodge Mountain Ski the Authentic West

Best time to visit: Monday through Friday

DAY 1

  • FLY INTO BOZEMAN
    • Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is the busiest airport in Montana with, 17 nonstop flights to major cities across the U.S.
  • HOP ON A BUS TO RED LODGE, OR RENT A CAR
    • Watch for wildlife along the scenic, two-hour ride.
  • CHECK IN
    • Check into idyllic downtown Red Lodge, home to a historic hotel, a brewery, bars, shops, restaurants and true western hospitality just minutes from the mountain. Or, get cozy in a ski lodge or chalet.
  • DINNER
    • This quaint small town serves up big flavor, from farm-to-table fine dining, fresh trout and local steaks, to authentic Mexican and Italian fare.
  • BREWS + NIGHTLIFE
    • Mosey into a local pub for a night cap and some live local tunes, and take in the small-town vibes.

DAY 2

  • BREAKFAST
    • Red Lodge has no shortage of good places to fuel up on breakfast and caffeine for the day ahead.
  • SKIING AT RED LODGE MOUNTAIN
    • It’s time for big mountain fun without big mountain crowds or prices. Snowpack is king at Red Lodge, offering 1600+ acres and 2,400’ vertical drop.
    • Take the Willow Creek chairlift to the Midway Chalet for lunch and enjoy views of five mountain ranges.
  • APRÈS SKI
    • Head to the base of the mountain for Bierstube fun, where you’ll find pub fare, live music and 10 beers on tap.
  • TIME TO EAT
    • If you didn’t fill up at the ‘Stube, head back into town for whatever you’re craving. Then, settle in to some live music and local fun.

DAY 3

  • BREAKFAST
    • What you need before a day on the slopes is good hot coffee and a homestyle breakfast. Ask any local and they’ll point you in the right direction.
  • SKIING AT RED LODGE MOUNTAIN
    • Montana skiing, pure and simple. Pick your pleasure—powder days at Red Lodge last a week and you won’t find any lift lines here. Ski your heart out.
    • Lunch in the main lodge, or head back to the Midway Chalet—it’s worth the repeat.
  • DINNER + DRINKS
    • Celebrate your slope time with fine dining and a menu made from locally-sourced ingredients at the historic hotel in downtown Red Lodge, or stay casual at a local pub. Then, stand out on Broadway Ave and let the din draw you into your last stop—the nightlife here is lively and cozy. Cheers to three days well spent.

Current Conditions

  • Big Sky Resort
  • Bridger Bowl
  • Red Lodge Mountain

Big Sky Resort Big Sky, Montana

Big Sky is known as “the little town that’s next to everything,” and couldn’t be more quintessential ski town if it tried. With 5,800 acres of terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical served by more than 30 lifts, runs up to 6 miles long, a 2,000 vertical foot, powder-filled bowl beneath Lone Mountain, challenging chutes and views of three states, two national parks and numerous mountain ranges, skiing Big Sky isn’t just big, it’s huge.

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Bridger Bowl Bozeman, Montana

Just 16 miles from the exquisitely hip college town of Bozeman, Bridger offers 2,000 acres spanning 2,600 vertical feet, plus sought-after alpine ridge terrain, light dry powder, and the steep chutes craved by experts. Not to mention it was recently named one of the “world’s top 25 ski towns” by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Bridger is a true Montana gem—a big mountain experience with a friendly, local vibe, where you can enjoy some of the best skiing in the Rockies for a fraction of the price.

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Red Lodge Mountain Red Lodge, Montana

Dubbed the “Coolest ski town you’ve never heard of” idyllic Red Lodge takes you back to skiing pure and simple. This family-friendly mountain boasts a laid-back attitude and affordability, where you can bask in big mountain fun without big mountain crowds, prices or lift lines. Snowpack is king at Red Lodge, offering 1,600+ acres and 2,400 vertical feet, and the town itself will leave you smitten.

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