- Overall Rating 3
- Family Friendly 0
- All-Mtn. Terrain 3
- Terrain Park 1
- Nightlife 3
Date Visited: Feb 16, 2007
More like ROCK DODGE!!! Be careful, and watch out for the exposed rocks and tree stumps/branches. I have had to opportunity to spend most of my skiing experience at Red Lodge and I will be the first one to tell anyone that there are other places to ski.
The best part of Red Lodge was the back side of the mountain, because of the trees that kept the snow unexposed to the sun and wind. That all change years ago when they decided to expand and open the back side. Not to mention the lift ticket prices changing drastically after the expansion. I guess it is expected to see higher lift ticket prices after an expansion. Since the expansion there has only been a handful of years that their has been enough snow on the back side of the mountain to open it up.
It never fails, there is always a huge snowfall after the mountain closes down. Everyone says: too bad it couldn't have happened a month earlier. Trust me when I tell you that you will not lose any sleep if you decide not to go to Red Lodge. If you do go do yourself a favor and bring your rock skis or rent some. The price you would pay for in repair of your skis is not justified by the price of a lift ticket.
I will say the town of Red Lodge is a fun place. After a day of dodging rocks and debris on the runs, you will find Red Lodge as a great place to wind down. Go to Bogarts and have a pizza and then mozy on down to Snow Creek Saloon and tip a few back. Run over to Bridger Bowl near Bozeman, MT the next day to enjoy some real skiing!! Have fun.