Bridger Bowl Ski Area

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Bridger Bowl Ski Area
United States
Phone: 800 223-9609

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About the Ski Resort

Bridger Bowl is a private, nonprofit ski area.

Since there are no owners, all profits go back into the area for improvements and operational budgets. This is why Bridger Bowl can afford to provide a high-quality ski experience for a very low price.

There are 69 named runs, with the longest one being 3 miles in length. Two large bowls to the north and south flank the area.

Most of the area offers wide-open terrain with a variety of landscape, including long slopes, glades, chutes and gullies in addition to other smaller bowls.

Bridger Bowl offers a very diverse ski experience. You will find incredible expert-only skiing on Bridger's infamous ridge.

Skiers who wish to access this terrain must hike up 400 vertical feet above the Bridger Lift. Ridge skiing requires expert ability and having an avalanche transceiver, shovel, partner and knowledge of the terrain.

The ridge has radical chutes, rock cliffs and steep snowfields, providing some of the most challenging skiing found within any ski area boundary.

On the mountain you will find a lodge in the base area with a central reservations office, ski school, rental shop, cafeteria, and bar & grill.

At mid-mountain, there is another chalet offering excellent home-baked goods, hot soups, sandwiches and beverages.

Bridger Bowl is primarily a community ski area that also caters to destination travelers. Bozeman acts as the main bed base with most of the lodging and entertainment alternatives.

Bozeman, Montana is a university town and a very active sporting community. There are many excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, microbreweries and bars.

The community supports a strong cultural presence with a wide variety of music available ranging from country music to jazz.

Yellowstone National Park is only 90 miles from Bozeman, and winter recreation is available in and around the park.

Bridger Bowl is located 16 miles north of Bozeman, Montana, on Highway 86.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 30 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  35 %

 Most Difficult:  30 %

 Experts only:  10 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,100 ft
Summit elevation:  8,700 ft
Vertical drop:  2,600 ft
Skiable area:  1,500 acres
Annual snowfall:  350 in
Snowmaking:  4 %
Number of trails:  69
Number of lifts:  7
Types of lifts:  4 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chairs,
 1 Quad Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Bridger Bowl Ski Area map

Ski Resort directions

Bridger Bowl is located in southwestern Montana, 16 miles northeast of Bozeman via Highway 86. Daily shuttle service is available from Bozeman.