Fresh Tracks. A Different Lesson
Post date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 3:26pm
About: Ski Like A Girl, Auto Bahn, Snow Sports lessons, turns and control
On a busy Satuday afternoon at Red Lodge Mountain, I signed up for a Ski Like A Girl lesson, drawn by the description, "Come hone your skills in the company of other fun-loving rip chicks." Because nobody else showed up, the Snow Sports people assigned me to a Skill Builder Adult group that...
Fresh Tracks. Variable Conditions
Post date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 10:25am
About: snow report, HFNT, fog
On a recent subzero day in town when the wind was whipping the trees, we decided not to ski. We learned later (the old "you should have been here yesterday") that it was 48 degrees, sunny, and calm on Red Lodge Mountain--a great ski day. We should have trusted the snow report.
Fresh Tracks. Winter Solstice
Post date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 3:39pm
About: recreation & solace, snow making, Lazy M, conditions
It's the time of year when the sun stands still, and the earth in our latitudes sleeps under the snow. At the turning point of seasons, many cultures celebrate midwinter festivals of lights, feasting, and merriment to lighten the long nights. Skiers take it further, heading out into a...
Fresh Tracks. Untracked Corduroy
Post date: Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:22pm
About: corduroy, Grizzly Peak Club, Hancock
While waiting for the next big snow storm at Red Lodge Mountain, we are enjoying more than just skiing laps. On Wednesdays and Sundays, the Grizzly Peak Club membership gives us the opportunity for fresh tracks on groomed runs. At 8 AM on the Triple Chair, we watched the full moon set behind...
Fresh Tracks. A New Season
Post date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:21am
About: early season, conditioning, Turnpike
It looks and feels like ski season in Red Lodge. There's snow in the yards, ice on the streets, and ski gear in the shops. Looking up at Red Lodge Mountain from our driveway, we have watched the snow fill in on Barriers. Some nights we see the lights of snow makers. The Mountain is doing its...