Beartooth Basin Summer Skiing
If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding and are looking for an extraordinary location at more than 10,000 feet, check out Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area between Red Lodge and Cooke City, Montana.
- Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area rests on 600 acres about 10,800 feet above Twin Lakes Headwall near Red Lodge, Montana.
- Lift tickets are $45 each with lane/park fees and one free ticket per group of 8 skiers.
- Beartooth Pass opens for skiing usually by late April and runs into early July and is served by two high speed poma lifts providing access to 3,000 feet of terrain.
- Those unable to demonstrate advanced intermediate ability are highly encouraged not to ski or snowboard.
The "bare bones" Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area rests on 600 acres about 10,800 feet above Twin Lakes Headwall near Red Lodge, Montana, and is one of North America’s oldest ski training areas, operated by International Ski and Snowboard Camp.
Beartooth Basin is open for skiing usually by late May and runs into early July and is served by two high speed poma lifts providing access to 3,000 feet of terrain.
Skiing Beartooth Pass offers the advantage of a varied terrain of bowls, glades and chutes. Racers can cross train, perfecting areas of their freestyle in the Terrain Park as well as their racing skills.
Although a public skiing venue, guests are assessed for their skiing or snowboarding skills and those unable to demonstrate advanced intermediate ability are highly encouraged not to ski or snowboard.
$45 per person
Beartooth Basin Ski Camp
The Red Lodge International Ski and Snowboard Camp operates its camp and hosts races every year at in late Spring unless the program is cancelled for lack of snow.
Beartooth Basin Services
Ski and Snowboard rentals, other equipment, food and après ski entertainment are available in Red Lodge, Montana. Visit the Beartooth Basin Website for more information.
Beartooth Pass Skiing History
Austrians Pepi Gramshammer, Eric Sailer, and Anderi Molterer founded Beartooth Pass ski area in 1966 to coach American Olympic hopefuls, attracting elite European Olympic skiers and coaches. Lift towers were erected in 1994 where before, portable lifts were used, along with the rear wheel of a Jeep to power a rope tow.
In 2002, Rob Hart and Joe Maxwell, of Red Lodge, and former Red Lodge resident Kurt Hallock, bought the operating permit and two ski lifts from Shoshone National Forest Service.