Butte Ski Club Members at the Beef Trail, circa 1955

Beef Trail: A Pioneering Montana Ski Area

First Aired Tuesday, August 10, 2004

The little-known story of the Butte Ski Club and its once-popular ski area, the "Beef Trail," created by volunteers, many of them miners, in 1938. A number of innovative ideas and technologies pioneered by early members of the Butte Ski Club were later adapted by some of the West's more popular ski areas. This documentary brings us vintage movie footage, old photos and great stories from skiers who remember skiing the Beef. 

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Beef Trail