The Summer Skiing Mecca of Beartooth Basin Ski Area is For Sale

The Summer Skiing Mecca of Beartooth Basin Ski Area is For Sale

Featured Image: Courtesy of Beartooth Basin Ski Area

Beartooth Basin Ski Area is a summer skiing destination that is off the beaten path. Nestled in the Beartooth Mountains, which run between the Montana / Wyoming boarder, the resort sits on one of the most scenic mountain passes in the world; the Beartooth Highway. With snow banks usually stacking over 10 feet high, the road remains closed in the winter, and the ski area only fires up its diesel generators in the summer. It’s played host to skiers dating back to the 1950s, with a storied history of passion taking shape ever since. But this summer, things are changing. Beartooth Basin Ski Area is officially for sale.

“It’s bittersweet,” said Beartooth Basin’s management group when FREESKIER inquired about the sale. “The current ownership group has poured their hearts into this place since 2002, making many lasting memories and friendships along the way. It’s always been a labor of love for us. However, we are excited about the prospect of seeing Beartooth Basin go to a good home.”

When asked about requirements for buyers, they said there are no specifics that they’re looking for. “We are entertaining all serious offers,” they told us. “Ideally, we’d like to see the new owners maintain the current relationship with Red Lodge and the greater Montana ski community, and commit to bringing the ski operation to its highest potential.”

While the sale is very recent and there are currently no developments in prospective buyers, we can only hope that the legendary Poma lifts and snowcats fall into good hands. This tiny oasis serves as a reminder that skiing and the subsequent community can thrive with only the essentials. FREESKIER will keep you informed as this story develops. Long live Beartooth Basin.

Beartooth Basin, the only strictly summer ski area in the nation, has been a premier destination for summer skiing and riding since 2002. The summit of the Beartooth Pass has a rich history of skiing dating back to the 1950s. Beartooth Basin offers one of the most unique skiing experiences in the country.

Investment Details:

  • 20-year permit allowing year-round operations to 90 acres / 1000+ vertical feet. This is the exclusive ski area permit on the Beartooth Highway.
  • 2 high-speed Doppelmayr surface lifts, 3 Snowcats, portable diesel generator, 7 trailers, all tools and equipment needed to operate ski area.

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