Bridger Bowl Ski Area
A Unique Montana Ski Resort
Bridger Bowl, Montana, is the gem of the Northern Rockies. Located only 16 miles north of Bozeman, Montana, this outstanding ski area is well known for offering some of the most exciting ski, snowboard and telemark experiences that you will find, anywhere. This is not your typical Montana ski resort. Bridger Bowl is a nonprofit community ski area offering a great ski experience at an affordable price. Bozeman is home to Montana State University and is a young active community located only 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
Bridger Bowl is flanked by two large bowls to the North and South. Most of the ski area offers wide open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long slopes, glades, chutes, gullies in addition to other smaller bowls.
Vertical Rise: 2,700 ft (2,600 ft lift-served)
Skiable Acreage: 2,000
Top Elevation: 8,800 ft
Base Elevation: 6,100 ft
Highest Lift Served Elevation: 8,700 ft
Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches
Trail Classifications: 20% Beginner
Longest Run: 3 miles
Lift System: 1 Quad - 3 Triples - 3 Doubles
Snowmaking: Coverage on 4% of the resort
Terrain Parks: Yes
Bridger Bowl offers a very diverse ski experience with the following ratings: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 20% advance and 30% extreme. Incredible expert only skiing is available off Bridger's new Schlasman's Chairlift and on the renowned "Ridge." Skiers and snowboarders who wish to ride the new lift or access this terrain, collectively known as Ridge Terrain, must have an avalanche transceiver (457 khz). It is stongly recommended to have a partner, a shovel and expert skiing abilities in addition to knowledge of the terrain before venturing into the area which will have no hazard markings, no grooming and no marked trails. Ridge Terrain contains numerous steep chutes, rock cliffs, and snowfields which may end in unmarked cliffs. Clearly, Bridger Bowl's Ridge Terrain provides some of the most challenging skiing found within any ski area boundary!
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