August 2019
An Unforgettable Summer Festival
Dear friends,

It's been an amazing summer at Antelope Butte, filled with festivals, hiking, biking, camping, picnics and countless good times.

Last month's Summer Festival brought together new and old friends of all ages who rocked out and blissed out to an amazing musical lineup of local and national talent. The weather was perfect for morning yoga, running and bike races, children's activities, cold drinks, good food and Antelope Butte's incomparable mountain setting--it just doesn't get any better.

Here are some fun facts about the 2019 Summer Festival:

  • Total Attendance (including races, volunteers, and artists): 700
  • Money Raised: $24,000. This is our most successful Summer Festival to date and would not have happened without the support of our sponsors.
  • Special Recognition: Grateful thanks to Sheridan Bicycle Company for donating their time, energy, and resources. They've been a part of every event at Antelope Butte since its inception and are a great community partner!
  • Thanks to Home Depot for your support in our birdhouse building kids' activity, which was a big hit!
  • The Pancake Breakfast provided by the Antelope Butte Ski Patrol helped raise over $900 to go specifically towards Ski Patrol equipment.


It's gratifying to see the whole community coming together for an event like this. To all of our wonderful volunteers, musicians, attendees and sponsors, we deeply appreciate your help and support.

Enjoy these summer days, and we'll be back in touch soon with information about the 2019-2020 Winter Season!

Thank you,

John Kirlin, Executive Director
Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area
We are Grateful for our Summer Festival Sponsors!
Please support these local establishments, who generously provided sponsorships for the 2019 Summer Festival:

  • Big Horn Rural Electric Company, Title Sponsor
  • Kennon Products, Stage Sponsor
  • Black Tooth Brewing, Event Sponsor
  • Deines Chiropractic Clinic, Event Sponsor
  • Meehan Family Dentistry, Event Sponsor 
  • Powder Horn Realty, Event Sponsor
  • Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Event Sponsor
  • Tanager Beverages, Event Sponsor
  • Three T Trucking, LLC, Event Sponsor
  • WWC Engineering, Event Sponsor

We would like to give a special shout-out to Kevin Chartier of Inter-Mountain Labs who secured the Summer Festival musicians and organized many details, and to Lisa Kunkel Photography for her always-stunning images.
Progress Continues on the Lodge!
Hey, look - the Lodge is getting a new roof! We're working hard to meet our next BIG goal of completing our 11,400 square foot lodge, which is currently undergoing a major renovation.

The Lodge will be the center of ALL year-round mountain activities--hosting, teaching, learning, sharing, laughing, playing and celebrating. It is where all will gather to take a break, grab a bite, make a new friend and reminisce about the great day.

The Lodge is the place where memories will be made!

Our next phase of construction includes projects like HVAC, plumbing, electrical work, exterior siding, soffits and gutters.

We can't do it without you. Click the link below to find out how you can be involved. (Did you know you can even have a ski run named in your honor?)
Yurt Rental Alert!
Looking for a unique venue for your next event? Whether you're hosting a family reunion, wedding, birthday party, meeting or retreat, the Antelope Butte yurt is available for rental on select dates.

For more information and availability, contact us at 307-529-1052 or info@antelopebuttefoundation.org .
Thank You Corner
We would like to recognize and give special thanks to these recent donors for your generous support of the Antelope Butte Foundation:

Anne Pendergast

Don Roberts

John and Pamela Standish
“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.”
~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
OUR MISSION

"To provide affordable and accessible year-round mountain recreation, training and educational opportunities, with a focus on youth and beginners."