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Red Lodge Mountain
2400 feet of Rocky Mountain vertical will entice any winter sports enthusiast to try the mountain once. But there’s something special that keeps bringing people back year after year – the Western Hospitality of the Town of Red Lodge. Nestled at the foot of the Beartooth Mountains, Red Lodge’s historic downtown features unique shops, restaurants and hotels, and offers a variety of family-oriented activities.Gateway to Yellowstone Park
January 20 • Red Lodge Ales' Town Series Races Party
This week's party is at the Rock Creek Resort in the Kiva Room.

January 21 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Loopian Zoo A great three piece band from Billings, will really impress you witht he instumental rock & roll. All original music, they played at the Fat Tire Frenzy this summer.

January 20 & 21 • Cody High School Races
Check out the high school racers from Wyoming. Great competition & fun to watch. Race on Lower Limited.

January 28 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Lounge Lizards
This killer trio from Powell, WY, will be pumping out the tunes, from swing to rock. Do not miss this classic band.
January 28 • Pepsi Learn to Ski/Board Free Day
RLM is teaming up with Pepsi to teach you how to ski or snowboard. Simply come on up to the Mountain and take the Learn to Ski or Snowboard package in the rental shop for free!!! more info...

January 29 • Beartooth Ford's Terrain Park Championship Series
First competition for in the series. The format and shop sponsor will be announced later. Join up for your chance to win the car. more info...

January 27 - 29 • Rocky Mountain College Races
Three days of college racing on Lower Limited. Check out some of the best racers in the region as the National Champion Rocky Mountain College Men's team play host.

February 3 • Red Lodge Ales' Town Series Races Party
This week's party is at new party sponsor, Foster and Logan's!!!

February 11 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Buzz Dawgs
They are back, and hotter than ever. Do not miss them, for this may by their last show for the season.

February 12 • Beartooth Ford's Terrain Park Championship Series
Join us for week two of the series with the shop sponsor and type of competition announced after the first of the year. Points awarded every week, get the most points, win the car!!!! more info...

February 17 • Red Lodge Ales Town Series Races End Join us at the final Town Series party at the Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse & learn which team is this year's Red Lodge Ales' Town Series champion. Great food from Marge and even better beer from Red Lodge Ales.

February 15 • Pabst Blue Ribbon presents.....Politically UnDecid Stano & the boys are back for the President's Holiday slot. Have lots of fun while listening to one of the best trios in the area.

February 24 • Winter Carnival-Cardboard Classic Judging & Parade
Build your craft using only cardboard, tape & glue based on the theme. Judging is 5pm on Friday, Feb 24, at the True Value, race is Saturday at noon. Very fun & exciting & a great crowd pleaser. Great prizes to be won. more info...

February 25 • Winter Carnival--Mountain Bike Race
The format is still being worked out, but watch mountain bikers race down Show Off Alley after the Cardboard Classic. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Pinata Bust
3:15pm in the Courtyard: Bring the kids and get ready for the Pinata Bust. Four age groups and lots of candy.
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Cardboard Classic Race
Be ready for the Cardboard Classic Race on RLM. First race starts at 12:30pm. Remember, it takes about 30 min to haul a craft up to the start area. more info...
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Costume Contest
5:00am on the Bierstube Deck: Categories for employees, adults, teens and children. Cash & prizes to be won!!!
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Bogart's Jalepeno Eating Contest
First year for the event at 4:30pm on the Bierstube deck: Bogart's is on board and the winner will take home $100. more info...
February 24 - 26 • Winter Carnival--Mardi Gras
Fat Tire Amber Ales brings us Winter Carnival: Mardi Gras. We will have the Cardboard Classic, the Fat Tire Frenzy Mountain Bike Race and a Jalepeno Eating Contest. Call Tera for more info at 446-2610x101
February 26 • Alpine High's King & Queen of the Mountain Race
Do you have what it takes to be King & Queen of RLM? Contestants will take one run on alpine skis, then Telemark skis & then snowboard through the race course set up on Bobcat.
February 25 • Winter Carnival--Primal Nation
This foursome plays rock, reggae, fund & R&B. They are Montana's finest new dance band.
February 26 • Winter Carnival--Scavenger Hunt
Sponsored by Whispering Pines, watch for the Fairy Tale Creatures skiing and riding on the mountain on Sunday, February 26 from 9am to 3pm. more info...

Red Mountain Lodge

Nozawa Onsen -Nagano Japan

A long time, the famous and demanding Kandahar slopes were only open for competitors. Starting season 2003/2004, on certain days (except during official races) they are open to the public as well.

Since the winter season 1999/2000 virtually all courses are open to snowboarders and skiers. Only two courses (Yamabiko and Kandahar course) cannot be used by snowboarders. There is also a halfpipe at Uenotaira to make Nozawa Onsen more interesting for snowboarders.
The ski resort opened in 1924
The first ski lift was built in 1950 (this was the second ski lift in Japan)
Top: 1650m
Base: 565m
Vertical: 1085m
Maximum gradient: 39 degrees
Area: 297 ha
Number of courses: 20

Length of the longest course: 10km
Beginner courses: 40% ,Intermediate courses: 30% ,Advanced courses: 30%
Gondola lifts: 2 (one for 6 people and one for 12 people)
Great capacity for moving people and traffic management
Chairlifts: quad chairs: 5
triple chairs: 4
double chairs: 13

Number of restaurants at the ski resort: 28
The ski resort is completely owned and managed by the village.
Even in summer Nozawa Onsen offers a possibility to ski on plastic mats at the Yamabiko Sports Park. ( dry slope )

Furthermore, Nozawa Onsen offers two courses for cross-country skiing. Rental cross-country skies are also available.



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