Through the Eagle Mount Billings, adaptive ski and snowboard program, thousands of children and adults with disabilities have enjoyed the sport of skiing through the assistance of a well trained staff and a dedicated corps of volunteer instructors.
We offer two separate 4 week programs of Alpine skiing and snowboarding at Red Lodge Mountain Resort. Using specially designed equipment and adaptive techniques, anyone with a disability can learn to ski. The benefits of skiing far outreach just learning a skill. Self-esteems soar, limitations are challenged and shattered, potentials are discovered and unleashed, and new relationships are created while sharing the joys of skiing or snowboarding.
Eagle Mount Billings is an affiliate of Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA). With cutting edge technology available through DSUSA, Eagle Mount is able to be up-to-date on all adaptive equipment available to help individuals with disabilities participate in skiing and snow boarding. We truly have something for everyone!
If you are visiting from outside the area, from an group or school and would like more information about visiting the ski program for a day or a weekend please contact us at (406) 969-2949.
Terry Cronin is the Ski Director here at Eagle Mount, he has been with us since there has snow at Red Lodge. He holds his PSIA level 2 in Alpine and Adaptive. You can find Terry early in the morning biking up the ski hill, and on the coldest, snowiest days, his shoe choice is flip-flops. He has a wonderful way of working with staff, volunteers, participants and familys’ that brings a lot of laughter to the program.
Originally from Vermont, Becca Starr has been teaching adaptive skiing ever since she arrived in the Big Sky State four years ago. She holds her PSIA-ASSI level 1 certification in adaptive alpine, as well as her alpine, snowboard and children’s specialist. She is currently in school to become an Occupational Therapist, and spends her free time searching out swivel chairs and staircases on the Billings Rims. She enjoys anything with sequins and has windowsills filled with rehabilitating plants. Do ask her about skiing and Montana geography; don’t ask her to do your taxes.
For the last 25 years, Kim Reeves has held her Recreation Therapist Certification. This will be her 10th season with Eagle Mount. She is PSIA certified in Alpine and Adaptive Level 1. Kim is spunky, outgoing and you will notice her by her songs on the chairlift. In her free time she likes to walk her dog, she lives for family game night, but don’t ask her family how they feel about it. “I love working with my Eagle Mount team and seeing my participants improve is why I wait all year long just for this season!”
My name is Prudy Ladd, I started with Eagle Mount as a volunteer in 1992, by 1995 my entire family was volunteering. Both my girls and I volunteered together until 2004 when my youngest went to college. I received my adaptive/non adaptive PSIA certification in 2003. I have worked as a ski supervisor for Eagle Mount for more than 10 years. My first years running the “Sunday Crew”. I have volunteered with the Disabled Veterans of America’s Winter Sports Clinic serving our wounded service women and men for 18 years. Now I get to Eagle ski with my oldest daughter again and introduce my grandchildren to the joys of Eagle Mount Ski program. Looking forward to another great year on snow with the best participants and volunteers and staff anyone could ask for. When I am asked why I have stayed with EM for so long, the answer is easy…..Eagle Mount gives me more then I give them! Thank you all for supporting this great endeavor!!!