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Mountain Riders Alliance
June Lake, CA

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Summer Shredfest
Red Lodge, Montana
Summertime Laps in the Beartooths

[Header and Gallery photos: Kevin Kinzley Photography]

Summer Shredfest is produced by the Mountain Rider’s Alliance (MRA), a group of like-minded people dedicated to making a positive change in the ski industry, as well as supporting the environment and surrounding communities. MRA believes riding is more than a sport, it’s a way of life.

Come enjoy the end-of-season celebration with skiers and snowboarders from all over the country at the Beartooth Basin Ski Area. Set on the edge of the Beartooth Highway which borders Montana and Wyoming near Yellowstone National Park, the ski area is only open for six weeks in the summer (usually Memorial Day to 4th of July) so riders come from near and far to train or rip lines in the backcountry.

After watching the next evolution of shredders in the Freeride World Tour Qualifiers, there are several events at the bottom of the mountain in the raddest ski town that you’ve never heard of—Red Lodge, Montana. Hear from inspirational speakers and panelists from the outdoor industry while also sampling local gear, craft beers, spirits, and cuisine from all over Big Sky Country.

Sustainability Management
Section Performance - 62%
Social and Economic Impacts Management
Section Performance - 95%
Cultural Heritage Impacts Management
Section Performance - 61%
Environmental Impacts Management
Section Performance - 76%
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Commitment to a Sustainable Future

Red Lodge, Beartooth Basin, and Summer Shredfest are a match made in skiers heaven. We are so grateful to be able to bring the skiing and riding community together to this slice of paradise in Montana each summer, that we know we had to prioritize sustainability and community support from day one. STOKE’s support throughout the whole event planning process was instrumental to our success and we are so proud to earn recognition as the third STOKE Certified Event. For future Shredfests, we hope to improve by:

  • Reduce food and packaging waste by replacing concessions at the Roman Theater for the night of the event to increase waste diversion to 90%+.
  • Continue to source 100% renewable energy, but work with one of our venues to get on-site renewables through the local high school’s Green Team and Sundance Solar.
  • Create a contingency plan for weather cancellations so we can still run the event safely and participate in the local volunteer projects at the bike park or skatepark.
  • Strive for more cultural heritage integration with the Carbon County History Museum, Roman Theater, and Old Roosevelt School.

If you’re jonesing for turns next summer, you know where to find us. See you in the Beartooths!

Jamie Schectman, CEO of the Mountain Riders Alliance