Mountain Rider’s Alliance Summer Shredfest Returns to Beartooth Basin



RED LODGE, MONTANA – March 8, 2018. Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA) will be hosting their Second Annual Summer Shredfest at Beartooth Basin on June 15-17, 2018. This unique festival is an end-of-ski-season celebration for snow lovers everywhere. This year’s Summer Shredfest will include a Freeride World Tour Qualifier, the Montana Spirit Craft Showdown and a Community Ski, Ride and Demo Day, along with other activities.

“After last year’s successful inaugural Shredfest, we are psyched to return to the beautiful Beartooth Mountains and celebrate community skiing and riding.” says Jamie Schectman, MRA CEO and Co-founder.

The Freeride World Tour Qualifier is North America’s only summer event and will have up to 85 competitors in both men’s and women’s skiing and snowboarding.

“Beartooth Basin’s steep terrain lends itself to providing a great venue for athletes and spectators alike” said Tom Winter, FWQ North American Tour Manager and MRA Lifestyle Director.

Following the FWQ Award Ceremony, the area’s best distilleries will be on display for attendees to sample at the Montana Craft Spirit Showdown. Distilleries from across the state will compete to win this year’s Shredder’s Choice, the people’s selection for best craft spirit.

Sunday’s Community Ski, Ride and Demo Day will have a large selection of skis and snowboards to be used from a host of boutique brands. Lift tickets will be reduced to $35, including Demos.

Staying true to MRA’s core value of environmental sustainability, our partners at STOKE Certified are working with Beartooth Basin to become the first ski area powered by 100% biodiesel. Shredfest will also strive to be zero waste and carbon neutral to achieve STOKE Events certification among many other best practices.

Summer Shredfest sponsors include Powder Magazine, Sego Skis, Instant Shotski, Yodeler Motel and more.

For more information, a complete schedule of events and to register, visit

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About Mountain Rider’s Alliance:

Mountain Rider’s Alliance, LLC was founded in 2010 to create sustainable Mountain Playgrounds tm and is the leading advocate for non-corporate ski areas. They administer the Mountain Playground Group, an international consortium of 10 community and independent ski areas. MRA offers management and consulting services as well as is in the permitting process to reopen Manitoba Mountain on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

 About Beartooth Basin:

Located 23 miles from Red Lodge, Montana and straddling the Montana/Wyoming Border, Beartooth Basin is North America’s premiere summer steep skiing venue. Beartooth Basin has two poma lifts, serving 600 acres with terrain up to 50 degrees. The ski area typically opens around Memorial Day and last until the snow melts, usually in early July.

 For inquiries, please contact Jamie Schectman of Mountain Rider’s Alliance at​​​