Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Montana

Wide Open Terrain

Bridger Bowl is a world-class community ski area located 20 minutes north of the active University city of Bozeman, Montana in the Northern Rockies. Famous for light, dry powder snow known as "Cold Smoke", Bridger offers a diverse ski and snowboard experience ranging from a dedicated beginner area with its own triple chair and gentle slope to some of the best lift-served expert terrain in North America. With a 2,600 foot lift-served vertical drop and an annual average of 350 inches of snowfall blanketing 2,000 acres of terrain accessed by 8 chair lifts, Bridger serves up major league skiing and riding at an outstanding value. With a breakdown of 20% Beginner, 30% Intermediate and 50% Advanced/Expert spread over 75 named runs; four large, alpine bowls; numerous glades and a multitude of chutes, gullies and beautifully groomed terrain, Bridger truly defines the phrase "something for everyone".

The 2014-15 season is right around the corner and we have many ways for you to enjoy Bridger Bowl. Our New Alpine Experience includes:
-New Powder Park and Alpine triple chair lifts
-500 acres of skiing/riding for beginners and intermediates
-The new Alpine Cabin located off Limestone run accessed from the Alpine chair lift

With expanded parking and a dedicated carpool lot, you’ll find better access to the slopes, too.

The Schlasman's chairlift accesses 311 acres of ungroomed expert terrain that provides a true big mountain experience. As with Bridger's renown hike-to Ridge, access to the Schlasman's lift requires an avalanche transceiver. Knowledge of the Ridge and Schlasman's terrain is essential, as both areas have no hazard markings, no grooming and no marked trails - an expert's playground chock full of challenge that places Bridger on the wish list of any serious skier and snowboarder. Ridge Tours are available through the Snowsports Center.


Bridger's unique nonprofit operating model allows the ski area to provide outstanding value to its patrons as net profits are reinvested back into the mountain. The lively community of Bozeman serves as the primary bed base and apres-ski center; the base area remains refreshingly undeveloped but does offer a full range of services including food and beverage, rental and retail, and a professional Snowsports Center offering a full complement of ski, snowboard and telemark lessons.

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.


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Mountain Statistics for Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Base Elevation: 6,100 ft (1,859 meters)
Summit Elevation: 8,800 ft (2,682 m)
Vertical Drop: 2,700 ft (823 m)
Skiable Area: 2,000 acres (810 hectares)
Annual Snowfall: 350 in (889 cm)
Longest Run: 15,840 ft (4,828 m)
Snowmaking: 5 %
Number of Lifts: 8
Uphill Lift Capacity: 9,800 per hour
Types of Lifts:
Number of Trails: 75
Trail Ratings for Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Easiest: Easiest 20%
More Difficult: More Difficult 30%
Most Difficult: Most Difficult 20%
Experts Only: Experts Only 30%
Trail ratings indicate the relative difficulty of the runs within a given ski area and are not meant to be used for comparison between ski areas.
Area Details for Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Alpine Skiing: Yes
Snowboarding: Yes
Terrain Park: Yes
Nearby Cross Country: 30 km