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Reviews for Red Lodge Mountain
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This is one of my favorite places to ski!! Super friendly and easy to get to!! Keep up the great work! ... Full Review
Not great snowfall is incredibly offset by well managed snow making and grooming. Friendly people and the best buffalo chicken sandwich I've had.... Full Review
Great staff and friendly people. Nothing pretentious here unles the kids and parents from Big Sky are there. Food quality in Bierstube has gone down a little and consistently raised prices and you still have to deal ski racers completing and practicing whenever they want taking up chunks of intermediate terrain. All of which I could handle if prices didn’t keep going up including single day passes over 80 dollars in March and season passes changed and higher priced.... Full Review
Listen, this is a family ski area, notice I didn’t say resort! It’s not Vail or Aspen, Snowbird, or Big Sky! But that’s what I like about Red Lodge and also how people are able to afford taking their family’s and having a great time. Don’t get me wrong, I liked skiing at Aspen and Snowbird, with their 60 man tramway! It’s just a different experience and I love the townspeople at Red Lodge as well. Just normal folks, you probably won’t see the Kardashians there or Kanye and that suits me just fine. You can go to Jackson for that! ... Full Review
Excellent place to ski. I prefer boutique Western Ski resorts like Red Lodge, Monarch (Colorado), Bridger Bowl, and Snowdown with long vertical because of no crowds, no lines, friendly, Affordable, skiing without traffic, and no pomp and fashion show (just skiing).
If you like the hip fashion and pick-up Scene - then go elsewhere. ... Full Review
Just got back from our 5th annual family trip to Red Lodge. We keep coming back because we love the skiing, love the prices and it is the closest mountain skiing from Minnesota. It is advertised as Montana skiing pure and simple. Nothing fancy at all. No lines, no attitudes and lots of common folks having fun skiing. The parking lot is filled with pickup trucks and family vans. The best skiing and fastest lifts are on the Cole Creek side of the mountain. My family loves this place! ... Full Review
Red Lodge is a true throwback classic-- great intermediate skiing and plenty of expert when snow is sufficient to open the drain and shales areas-- staff are wonderful friendly and helpful-- the coal creek high speed quad provides more vertical than most skiers have legs to enjoy- want old school and soul of skiing check out Red Lodge... Full Review
The lift failures in the past couple years have many of my friends concerned about taking their kids up there. It seemed like we spent more time sitting on a dead lift this weekend than we did skiing.... Full Review
I'm all about having fun on a mountain but I'm in my 30's now and that means I expect certain features. This place is okay if you're in a time crunch or can't travel very far from Billings, but other than that it isn't worth it. ... Full Review
I hate to bash a ski resort, where I agree with the other reviewers "everyone is very nice," but sadly that is where the compliments end for me. They haven't built a new lift in 20 years it seems, the doubles + triples creep @ a snails pace. The base area infrastructure needs an overhaul and a serious clean, the bathrooms are terrible. I got food poisoning from the base area restaurant. I recognize they can't help snow conditions, but they could at least do an average job of grooming what they have .... for example one run was groomed for the first 200 yards (poorly), then left untouched for another 300 yards, then groomed the rest of the way down. For a $55 lift ticket in MT, I'd ski Whitefish 10 out of 10 ten days. You can also ski Mt Hood, Bridger Bowl, Grand Targhee or a handful of similarly sized resorts and have a far better day. Until RML comes out of its time warp, I see no reason to come back.... Full Review
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