Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival is absolutely the best party of the season. Each year we choose a theme, and celebrate with live music, costumes, feats of daring, cardboard crafts, and lots and lots of duct tape.

Our 2018 theme is SUPERHEROES

Backcountry Film Festival

Join BRTA for their annual Backcountry Film Festival at the Roman Theater.  Movies start at 7pm
$10 Adults / $5 Children 12 and under
Tickets sold at the Door
Door Prizes Drawn at Intermission

WWA Back Country Film Festival trailer 2014 from Winter Wildlands Alliance on Vimeo.

Torchlight Parade - Winter Carnival 2017

The Torchlight Parade starts at sunset (about 7 pm)
End the day with a beverage on the Bierstube deck while watching a parade of torches come down the mountain under the explosions of fireworks.
Or if you have the skills and guts, join in on the parade!


The Cardboard Classic - Winter Carnival 2017

With its speed, creative craftsmanship, and crashes, this race is one of a kind! Contestants race homemade cardboard crafts down Showoff Alley (below the Triple Chair).  Prizes are awarded to the fastest and most creative crafts. 

  • Registration - 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Craft Judging for creativity - 11:00 am
  • Push to the starting line - 11:30 am
  • Races start - 12:00 pm

Details at

Carboard Classic Parade

Parade will kick off at 6:15.
Registration for the parade will be held at the True Value Hardware store from 5-6.

Kick off the Winter Carnival off on the right foot by parading your craft through downtown Red Lodge.


Milton Menasco & the Big Fiasco

Live Music on the Bierstube deck from 2-5pm

Genre: Funkafied face-melting rock and reggae

Milton Menasco & the Big Fiasco are back again for Winter Carnival. Prepare to get your groove on, because these guys know how to party. 

Rail Jam - Winter Carnival 2017

The Winter Carnival Rail Jam is one the hottest events of the season. 

  • Registration from 8am - 11am in the base area.

  • No late registrations at the event.

  • Entry fee $10 per Rider.

  • Helmets are required - no exceptions.

2016 Winter Carnival

*Update: The Cardboard Classic at this year's Winter Carnival has been cancelled. Please visit the event page for more details. 

Winter Carnival is the best party of the season. Join us as we celebrate with live music, costumes, fireworks, carboard crafts, and lots and lots of duct tape. This year's theme is Space Wars!