Red Lodge ski resort gears up for opening day - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Red Lodge ski resort gears up for opening day

Posted: Updated:
RED LODGE, Mont. -

Ski season is just two days away at Red Lodge mountain and the staff say are busy preparing for the resort's opening weekend.

Jeff Carroll, Red Lodge Director of Sales and Marketing said they have successfully opened up for Thanksgiving weekend the past few years and are hoping for a big turnout. 

He said that they have a full routine to gear up for the season. 

This includes bringing in a full staff to man the food and beverage stations, the lift operation and even some administrative roles as well. 

Aside from those preparations, Jeff says safety is always their main concern.

He ensures that each department is properly trained to help with guests. 

"We talk to the employees what to do in the event of coming across an injured skier like if there's something dangerous going on the chair lift. The individuals going on in the kitchen get some sort of special training themselves to be able to operate the machinery and equipment in the kitchen," said Carroll. Cat drivers and snow mobile drivers have safety training that's specific to their job duties. So, it really depends on what role you're working on in the mountain."

Jeff said for the opening day they will be selling their tickets at their half day rate for all skiers this weekend.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Montana dentists fear cuts' effect on vulnerable patients

    Sunday, December 17 2017 1:29 PM EST2017-12-17 18:29:55 GMT

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.  

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana dentists say they fear state budget cuts for adult dental care will hurt people with disabilities and elderly people most.  

  • Bull riding teen makes fast recovery

    Bull riding teen makes fast recovery

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-12-17 05:29:43 GMT
    Kenna HazenKenna Hazen

    With National Finals Rodeo week coming to an end, we wanted to check in with one teen bull rider who wants to tackle the world of professional bull riding with full speed. The last time we saw Kenna Hazen, she was in the hospital after a bull riding accident left her with severe injuries. Six months later we wondered how this tough teen is holding up. "Physically I'm working with my trainer, but shes out of town so she gave me a few things to do to work out...

    With National Finals Rodeo week coming to an end, we wanted to check in with one teen bull rider who wants to tackle the world of professional bull riding with full speed. The last time we saw Kenna Hazen, she was in the hospital after a bull riding accident left her with severe injuries. Six months later we wondered how this tough teen is holding up. "Physically I'm working with my trainer, but shes out of town so she gave me a few things to do to work out...

  • Wyoming conducts experiment to find out if lower speed limits reduce wildlife collisions

    Wyoming conducts experiment to find out if lower speed limits reduce wildlife collisions

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-16 04:52:53 GMT
    Last winter, Wyoming’s Department of Transportation tried a new lower night-time speed limit on the Yellowstone Highway near Cody. Now the number of wildlife accidents are down on that road. A large herd of elk is a daily sight along highway 14/16/20 in Wapiti, west of Cody. Elk and deer spend time in hay fields near what locals call the North Fork, or the Yellowstone Highway. It is their winter range. In 2014, hunting and conservation organizations helped fund new billbo...
    Last winter, Wyoming’s Department of Transportation tried a new lower night-time speed limit on the Yellowstone Highway near Cody. Now the number of wildlife accidents are down on that road. A large herd of elk is a daily sight along highway 14/16/20 in Wapiti, west of Cody. Elk and deer spend time in hay fields near what locals call the North Fork, or the Yellowstone Highway. It is their winter range. In 2014, hunting and conservation organizations helped fund new billbo...
  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Bull riding teen makes fast recovery

    Bull riding teen makes fast recovery

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-12-17 05:29:43 GMT
    Kenna HazenKenna Hazen

    With National Finals Rodeo week coming to an end, we wanted to check in with one teen bull rider who wants to tackle the world of professional bull riding with full speed. The last time we saw Kenna Hazen, she was in the hospital after a bull riding accident left her with severe injuries. Six months later we wondered how this tough teen is holding up. "Physically I'm working with my trainer, but shes out of town so she gave me a few things to do to work out...

    With National Finals Rodeo week coming to an end, we wanted to check in with one teen bull rider who wants to tackle the world of professional bull riding with full speed. The last time we saw Kenna Hazen, she was in the hospital after a bull riding accident left her with severe injuries. Six months later we wondered how this tough teen is holding up. "Physically I'm working with my trainer, but shes out of town so she gave me a few things to do to work out...

  • Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's drink with abortion pill

    Friday, December 15 2017 2:22 AM EST2017-12-15 07:22:19 GMT

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - A doctor is accused of spiking his girlfriend's drink with an abortion pill.  Brooke Fiske told News 8 WROC in Rochester that she and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years when she learned she was pregnant.  Fiske says he didn't want to have the baby so Imran tried talking her into having an abortion, but it wasn't something she wanted.  According to WROC, Imran had recently moved from New York to 

  • Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Law enforcement arrests 20 people in multi-state meth ring

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:46 PM EST2017-12-14 01:46:30 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

    SPOKANE, Wash. - According to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Washington, federal, state and local law enforcement conducted a large scale take-down targeting a criminal conspiracy distributing methamphetamine in Washington, Idaho and Montana on Wednesday. Hundreds of law enforcement officials including federal agents and state and local officers executed federal search warrants in Spokane, Moses Lake, Mattawa and in North Idaho.

  • Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch

    Wyoming woman accused of throwing baby into ditch

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-12-13 23:18:23 GMT

    Wyoming authorities have charged a woman with aggravated child abuse after police say she threw her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch.

    Wyoming authorities have charged a woman with aggravated child abuse after police say she threw her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch.

  • Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Police investigate tie between Missoula bones and Michigan case

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-14 23:50:38 GMT

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

    MORENCI, MICHIGAN-- Police are investigating whether the remains of three children found in Missoula could possibly solve a years-long mystery in Michigan. According to reporters at 13abc in Michigan, state police there have confirmed that they're in contact with Missoula police to determine whether the bones are related to the disappearance of three boys, ages tk. Experts determined that the bones found in a box in a shed in Missoula belonged to three children, ages tk, and se...

  • See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle for movie lovers

    See a movie in a theater every day for a year for only $90? Costco offering bundle for movie lovers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-12-14 02:42:06 GMT

    If you're into watching movies in theaters and at home, Costco has a deal for you!

    If you're into watching movies in theaters and at home, Costco has a deal for you!

  • Wyoming conducts experiment to find out if lower speed limits reduce wildlife collisions

    Wyoming conducts experiment to find out if lower speed limits reduce wildlife collisions

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-16 04:52:53 GMT
    Last winter, Wyoming’s Department of Transportation tried a new lower night-time speed limit on the Yellowstone Highway near Cody. Now the number of wildlife accidents are down on that road. A large herd of elk is a daily sight along highway 14/16/20 in Wapiti, west of Cody. Elk and deer spend time in hay fields near what locals call the North Fork, or the Yellowstone Highway. It is their winter range. In 2014, hunting and conservation organizations helped fund new billbo...
    Last winter, Wyoming’s Department of Transportation tried a new lower night-time speed limit on the Yellowstone Highway near Cody. Now the number of wildlife accidents are down on that road. A large herd of elk is a daily sight along highway 14/16/20 in Wapiti, west of Cody. Elk and deer spend time in hay fields near what locals call the North Fork, or the Yellowstone Highway. It is their winter range. In 2014, hunting and conservation organizations helped fund new billbo...
  • Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Man ejected after rolling car, hit and killed by passing motorist

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-12-13 17:50:52 GMT

    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.

    One man is dead after he was ejected in a rollover crash and was then hit by a passing vehicle.