Beef Trail: A Pioneering Montana Ski Area

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. (First Aired Tuesday, August 10, 2004)

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Original Butte Ski Patch (1937),                                  Beef Trail Solitude, circa 1940s
  (Credit: Butte Ski Club Charitable Foundation)             (Photo: Buck Runser)               

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Waiting for a hitch at the Beef Trail, circa 1955           Beef Trail Beartraps (Photo: Terry Lonner)
(Photo: Montana Standard Newspaper)                                                                                         

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