to promote non-motorized trails along the Beartooth Front



BRTA has a governing Board of 13 volunteers. We do not have paid memberships, but operate off your donations as well as Nordic Center fees and grants. We love fundraisers!  We have one part-time employee to manage the Nordic Center; everything else is done by volunteers.

For many years we’ve enjoyed skiing  the well groomed trails at Red Lodge Nordic Center at the foot of the spectacular Beartooth Mountains in south central Montana.  Many of our children learned to ski here. When we were skied-out and needed a rest, there were always a warm fire, friendly conversation, and cookies in the yurt.

In April of 2002, a bunch of friends, neighbors, ski bums, and others who didn’t have anything else to do in their spare time got together to help.  We formed BRTA — Beartooth Recreational Trails Association, not only to keep our favorite cross-country ski area alive, but also to work together on our shared vision of a non-motorized trail network along the foothills of the Beartooths.

Our mission statement is simple…. to promote non-motorized trails along the Beartooth Front.

We can always use your help!

BRTA is always seeking volunteers willing to work on special functions, such as moonlight skis, ski clinics and children’s programs, help out with trail maintenance and grooming, grant writing, fund raising, etc. We’re always excited to spread the word to other skiers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts about the non-motorized trail possibilities in the area, and what we can do to help out! Any outdoor enthusiasts are asked to join the fun, since everyone will be able to enjoy the benefits of a well-maintained trail system.

Please contact us at:

Beartooth Recreational Trails Association
PO Box 1872
Red Lodge Montana 59068

Our Tax ID# 27-0081619

Consider donating to BRTA. Your tax deductible donation is greatly appreciated and will help build and maintain trails in the area.

Our monthly Board meetings are held second Wednesdays, 6:30 at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation building across Oakes Ave. from the Post Office in Red Lodge (13th & Oakes).

A few rules do apply at the Nordic Center to keep skiing enjoyable:  

  • No dogs allowed

  • No snowshoes

  • Please stay off ponds

  • Please pack out your garbage

  • No sledding

  • Do not touch fences (some are electric, ouch!)