Bridger Bowl is located just north of Bozeman, in the heart of the Gallatin National Forest, on the slope of the scenic Bridger Range, a sub-range of the Rockies. This lively ski area is locally owned, non-profit and equally popular among locals and tourists. The area stretches for about two miles from the mountain ridgeline to the bowl base at about 6,000 feet. There are 75 marked and many unmarked trails.
The ski terrain is suitable for all skill levels and has a soft progression from beginner slopes in the base of the bowl to expert terrain at the top of the ridge. Bridger Bowl's Ridge Terrain includes all runs that start from the Schlasman chair lift and is considered an extremely challenging skiing and snowboarding area.
It contains rock cliffs, steep chutes and numerous snow fields. Skiers must be equipped with an avalanche transceiver, should ski with a partner and should be expert skiers or snowboarders. Every time there are more than two inches of snow in the Bridger Bowl, locals are alerted by a blue beacon on top of the Baxter Hotel.
15795 Bridger Canyon Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715, 406-587-2111 (website)
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