Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off


3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off: Saturday, January 28, 2017

2 - 4 pm, in the Bierstube

Join us in the Bierstube on Saturday, January 28 for the third annual Chili Cook-Off.  The chili with the most votes at the end of the day takes home a pair of 2017 Atomic Bent Chetler Powder Skis from Big Sky Brewing Company.

For the tasters:  Purchase a pint of Big Sky Brewing Powder Hound Ale at a special price and we'll give you two voting chips to leave with your favorite cooks. 

For the cooks:  The Chili Cook-Off is limited to the first 12 entrants and a $50 deposit is required to reserve your spot. All deposits are fully-refundable on the day of the event, however, any no-shows will forfeit their deposit.  All chili must be made from scratch and brought to the mountain in your own crock-pot. We will supply the bowls and spoons, but please bring whatever you need to top your chili, like cheese or onions.

Please Note:
*Contestants must be at least 21 years old on the day of the event.
*We cannot store chili prior to tasting event. 


1:30pm    Cooks set-up tasting stations in the Bierstube

2:00pm    Tasting Begins

4:15pm    Awards Ceremony 



1st place: A pair of 2017 Atomic Bent Chetler Powder Skis

2nd Place: Two lift tickets to Red Lodge Mountain


I understand that:
  • My chili must be made from scratch at home.
  • I will be responsible for serving the chili at the event from a crockpot or hot plate that I bring from home.
  • The event starts at 2pm on January 28, 2017 and set-up begins at 1:45pm.
  • This spot is not secured until I have made the deposit of $50 (fully-refundable on day of event). Please call 406-446-2610 with payment or send a check to: Red Lodge Mountain, Attn: Chili Cook-Off, PO Box 750, Red Lodge, MT 59068
  • If I do not show up on the day of the event, I will forfeit my deposit.


The competition for the Chili Cook-Off was HOT this year! We had 11 Chili Cooks and over 100 tasters placed their votes.  Congratulations to Maggy Rozycki Hiltner on winning first place and taking home the grand prize, Atomic powder skis from Big Sky Brewing Co.