June is just fine for skiing



A lot of this summer's weather has flat-out stunk. But if you can't wear your swimming trunks, you may as well pull back out your skis — and this week offers a golden opportunity to put them to use.

The second annual Beartooth Summer Session starts tomorrow with registration and check-in. The four-day event features lift accessed skiing at Red Lodge Summer Ski Camp, guided backcountry skiing with Beartooth Mountain Guides, a big mountain slopestyle competition, and a free demo from ON3P Ski Company.

Three days of lift tickets and four nights lodging runs $270, and other packages are available.

Courtesy of ON3P
  • Courtesy of ON3P

For those of you who know about the Red Lodge Summer Ski and Snowboard Camps, summer skiing is no new thing. There's daily lift service available for $45, and plenty of backcountry opportunities. The weather's been a bit whacky this summer, but often to the hill's benefit.

"We had that warm weather in early May, then 3 and a half feet of snow over Memorial Day weekend," says Kurt Hallock, the camp's owner. "It's been all over the place, but we're not in too bad a shape ... There are people up on the mountain right now."

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