Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Montana in USA. The resort is in the town of Red Lodge, MT.

We recently ranked all of Montana's ski resorts, so you can see where Red Lodge Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Red Lodge Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Red Lodge Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Red Lodge Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Red Lodge Mountain has a total of 70 ski trails, which are serviced by 7 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 1,635 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 662 hectares, 2.6 square miles, or 6.6 square kilometers.

Red Lodge Mountain's slopes see on average 300 inches (91 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
1,635(7 km2)
Annual Snowfall
300"(9,144 cm)

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort Elevation

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,416 feet, or 2,870 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,016 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,400 feet (731 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,416 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,416'(2,870 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,400'(731 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,016'(2,138 m)

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
67out of 100
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Red Lodge Mountain's difficulty level of 67 is above average. 81% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Red Lodge Mountain has 1,635 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Red Lodge Mountain's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 25% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 56% as expert.
Green Circle
19%(311 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
25%(409 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
56%(916 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?

Red Lodge Mountain is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 44% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort Location

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Red Lodge, MT.

Red Lodge, MT 59068 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.16000, -109.29000

Getting to Red Lodge Mountain Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.16000, -109.29000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Red Lodge, MT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Red Lodge Mountain.

Billings Logan International AirportBILBillings, MT58 mi
Bozeman Yellowstone International AirportBZNBozeman, MT100 mi
Sheridan County AirportSHRSheridan, WY116 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sleeping GiantCody, WY7,428 ft47%52 mi
Bridger BowlBozeman, MT8,700 ft72%90 mi
Lost Trail PowderSula, MT8,200 ft47%93 mi
Antelope Butte MountainShell, WY9,400 ft45%94 mi

Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,416 ft
Base Elevation7,016 ft
Vertical Drop2,400 ft
(19% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  56% Expert)
Skiable Acres1,635
Avg. Annual Snowfall300 inches
Red Lodge Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats