The Antelope Butte Foundation is a grassroots effort to reopen the Antelope Butte Ski and Recreation Area located in the Bighorn Mountains of northern Wyoming–as a year-round mountain recreation center!. We are endeavoring to purchase and restore the area to open for winter sports in December 2016 and summer activities in June 2017.

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Our mission is to provide affordable, accessible skiing, mountain recreation, and related training and education for all, especially youth and beginners. As part of that mission, we want to provide a place for cross country skiers, mountain bikers, and novice outdoor users to learn and enjoy their activities. We feel mountain sports are an essential element to a healthy and vigorous Western lifestyle. Working with schools, youth, and recreation groups, achieving our goal will help make northern Wyoming a healthier, more inviting place to live.

Why Now?

  • Northern Wyoming is growing: 17,000 new residents moved in to the five counties surrounding the Big Horn Mountains since 2000. In this five-county region, 34,000 residents are age 18 and under.
  • Wyoming gained nearly 70,000 residents since 2000, its strongest growth since 1980.
  • Wyoming lifestyles are strongly tied to outdoor recreation.
  • Ski and mountain recreation areas are attractive community assets, expand tourism, and benefit employers.
  • Mountain sports promote lifelong fitness, outdoor recreation, and safety skills.

Donate to Open Antelope Butte!

Click here to download an informational brochure about efforts to reopen Antelope Butte Ski Area (4MB).