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Summer skiing at Beartooth Pass

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After visiting Mount Hood, I had the opportunity to coach at a race camp at the Beartooth Pass ski area, situated south of the town of Red Lodge, Montana.

The Beartooth Highway is a mountainous road that is only open in the summer. It rises to an altitude of 10,947 feet (3,337 m).

Near the top, just on the Wyoming side of the border, there is a small, steep, summer ski area, consisting of two "button" surface lifts. This area was installed in the mid-1960’s by Austrians Pepi Gramshammer, Eric Sailer and Anderl Molterer.

We also had the chance to attend the famous "pig races" at the Bear Creek Saloon, near Red Lodge.

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