Fresh Tracks. The Naming of Runs
Post date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 2:34pm
About: challenge, ski all the named runs, how runs get their names, "Skiing Red Lodge", HFNT, Talus Area
Two years ago we set out to ski all the named runs on Red Lodge Mountain in one season. I have a history of standing at the top of ominously named runs, asking that old boyfriend, "Are you sure I can ski this?" This was his idea, and I reluctantly agreed, fearing the unknown, but sensing the...
Fresh Tracks. Old Dogs, New Tricks
Post date: Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:22pm
About: taking a lesson, Ski with a pro! not just for beginners, be a better skier
I want to be a better skier, one who skis all runs gracefully in any conditions, stays forward on the skis, and does not use the left pole as rudder and brake. When I told our instructor that was my goal for our lesson at Red Lodge Mountain, she laughed and said," We probably can't do all that...
Fresh Tracks--Social Skiing
Post date: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 10:00am
About: skiing with others, Bill Wetzel, Ringer's Run, Big Bear Gulch
"Why don't more people ski together?" a friend asked after four of us spent an enjoyable day skiing runs with varying degrees of difficulty, making turns with varying degrees of skill. The willingness to stick together from getting off the lift to getting back on it, despite differences in...
Fresh Tracks--The Whole Mountain
Post date: Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:58am
About: time to explore runs, Black Powder, steep face, little runs, Chase's, Big Fred's
Everything is open. You can ski around all of Red Lodge Mountain, from Lodge Trail to Columbine, from Nichols Peak to Lower Miami Beach. It's the time to explore runs we seldom ski because of limitations, our own or the snow's. This year, with plenty of snow, there are no excuses.
Fresh Tracks. A Good Test of Skills
Post date: Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 2:48pm
About: Test of skills, kids love it, Rabbit Trails
My seven-year-old neighbor skis black diamond runs with no qualms. When asked about her favorite on Red Lodge Mountain, her eyes sparkle and her hands dance as she tells me how she skis Rabbit Trails. "Over, around, up and down, there are little hills to jump, and you go faster and faster."...