scenic view of red lodge mountain from miami beach ski run

Mountain Info

Nestled within the Beartooth Mountains, Red Lodge Mountain delivers big mountain fun without the big crowds or big prices.  We prize great skiing and great people over glitz and glamour, and nowhere is that more evident than in our diverse mix of terrain and friendly staff. But most of all we believe that on a powder day you should be free to seek out your own secret stash.  Because you shouldn’t have to settle for first tracks when you can enjoy first, second, and third tracks. Red Lodge Mountain is Montana skiing, pure and simple.

Mountain Stats & Trail Map

Ski Season
The mountain typically opens on the day after Thanksgiving and remains open through the second Sunday in April. Join us for the holidays! We’ll have normal operating hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years.

Summit Grizzly Peak  –  9,416′
Base Area/Main Lodge  –  7,433′
Base of Palisades Quad  –  7,016′

Chair Lifts:  6
Surface Lifts:  2


Hours of Operation

Planned Operating Schedule – (Conditions Dependent – see our Snow Report page for up-to-date information)

Starting the Friday after Thanksgiving, we open daily from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, through the second Sunday in April.





Ski Terrain
1,635 acres
2,400′ vertical drop
70 runs

Marked Runs
19%  Beginner
25%  Intermediate
36%  Advanced
20%  Expert 

Terrain Park
Our terrain parks are now located on Miami Beach with features ranging from small to large.

Average Seasonal Snowfall

Longest Run
Lazy M –  2.5-miles long


With snowmaking coverage on 28% of trails, we hold the second largest capacity snowmaking system in Montana. This allows us to consistently open in late November and maintain a strong on-piste snowpack throughout the season. 

Magic Carpet and Sunkid Surface Lift Access

Magic Carpet

The Magic Carpet and the learning area are open daily. Please note that the area from the bottom of the Magic Carpet to 3/4 of the way to Miami Beach will be closed to the general public. Only the Snowsports Lesson program participants will be allowed. There will be a corridor for the general public to go from the Magic Carpet to the Miami Beach chairlift.

A ticket will be required for all guests using the Magic Carpet.  Tickets will be free.  The number of available tickets will be limited to control crowds at the Magic Carpet.

Sunkid Surface Lift

The Sunkid Surface Lift at the top of Miami Beach is open to the public when it is not being used by our Snowsports team or Eagle Mount Adaptive program for lessons. Access to the Sunkid Surface Lift requires a regular paid lift ticket product.

Home of the Stache Express!

In the summer of 2023, Red Lodge Mountain installed its newest chairlift, the Stache Express. The high-speed detachable triple chair replaces the existing Miami Beach lift and travels farther up the mountain in less time, providing better access to more terrain. The 2,558-foot-long lift features a vertical rise of 521 feet and can transport as many as 1,800 skiers and riders per hour.


Meet the Man Behind the Stache!

The Stache Express is so named in dedication to Red Lodge Mountain General Manager Jeff Schmidt, who proudly wears a classic mountain mustache. Jeff has been RLM’s GM since 2009 and has led a number of notable on-mountain improvements and new lift installations during that time. Pictured above is Jeff with his wife and daughter during the ribbon cutting for the new lift installed in 2023.