Spring comes to Montana's Beartooth Mountains with the snow blanketing the slopes of Red Lodge Mountain Resort. The resort heats up this spring with a discount lift ticket promotion and a new skier- and boarder-cross event.

Red Lodge has launched a Facebook promotion for $39 weekend lift tickets. Here’s how the deal works. Log onto Red Lodge’s Facebook page on Mondays, “like” the resort, and get the special promotion code for the week. Then, go the Red Lodge’s eStore and purchase the Weekend Promo Ticket using the special discount code.

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Red Lodge's Facebook lift ticket deal can get you on the slopes for $39 on the weekend. Photo courtesy of Red Lodge Mountain Resort.

In addition to the discounted weekend tickets, Red Lodge cranks up the spring events. Skiers and snowboarders can party to live music every Saturday, March 17-31, 2012, in the Bierstube.

The resort also plans to launch its first skier- and boarder-cross March 31, 2012. A $15 entry fee can get you into the competition in the '15 years old and younger' group or the '16 years old and above' group.

The event, which runs in four-person heats, launches from the top of South 40 and finishes on Lower Continental. The course will feature berms, rollers, and turns.

The ski area plans to operate through April 8. Until then, the slopes are open daily for skiing and snowboarding.

But one week after closing, Red Lodge will host the first leg of the Grizzly Peak Adventure Race on April 14, 2012. The race, part of the Montana Cycling and Race Series, is in its second year. It starts at the Hancock Patrol Shack for the skiing leg down Lazy M followed by the bike leg and then a running leg. You can register to enter solo or as a team.

Find more Red Lodge Mountain Resort information here: Facebook page, eStore, Grizzly Peak Adventure Race.