Bridger Bowl is one of the most exciting winter recreation sites to be found in the Northern Rockies. This gem is known for incredible terrain spanning 2,000 skiable acres. It has a reputation for developing some of the best skiers in the world.
As a private, non-profit ski area, Bridger Bowl offers “world class skiing at small town prices.” It is surrounded by the Gallatin National Forest and is located 16 miles northeast of Bozeman. Since there are no owners, all profits are invested back into the area for improvements and operational budgets, enabling the ski area to provide a high-quality ski experience at a very low price. In addition, the area maintains a level of social responsibility taking extra steps for energy and product purchases, waste stream management, and care for the land.
The area is flanked by two large bowls to the north and south. Most of the area offers wide open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long slopes, glades, chutes, and gullies, in addition to other smaller bowls. Bring the kids! The Playcare has caring and attentive staff to share creative activities with your child, allowing you to relax and enjoy a day of skiing. In the fenced play area, adjacent to the daycare and below the Snowflake lift, children will spend time outdoors building snowmen and sliding. Don't forget to provide adequate outdoor wear and be sure to sign up for a free mountain tour. The great group of hosts and mountain ambassadors love to show guests around the mountain and lodges. There are many "nooks and crannies" to discover with your tour guide.
Primarily a community ski area that also caters to destination travelers, there is a free weekend ski bus available roundtrip from Bozeman to Bridger Bowl. The city of Bozeman serves as the main bed base. Winter in Bozeman offers numerous activities and amenities. Visitors can spend the day cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, fly fishing, horseback riding and snow shoeing just to mention a few. Bozeman offers vacationers a vast array of lodging and entertainment options. Every lodging option from hotels, motels, condos and bed & breakfast inns to short term home rentals and camping and RV parks can be found. Bozeman is a university town and home to a very active sporting community. There are many excellent restaurants, shops, galleries, microbreweries and bars, and the community supports a strong cultural presence with a wide variety of music available ranging from country music to jazz. Montana State University offers Division I - AA sporting events and is home of the Museum of the Rockies. The museum has one of the finest dinosaur exhibits in the Rockies. Bozeman is an ideal base camp.
An added bonus to this spectacular vacation area, just an hour away, is Yellowstone National Park. The park is a mecca for snowmobiling, snowcoach tours, wildlife and sightseeing. Yellowstone possesses close to 60 percent of the world's geysers. Be sure to visit Old Faithful; one of only five major geysers predicted regularly by the naturalist staff of Yellowstone National Park. Many of the snow coach and snowmobile tour operators in West Yellowstone also offer discounted lodging.
Bozeman's airport, Gallatin Field, is located 10 miles west. It's small, but United flies directly from Denver; Delta flies directly from Salt Lake City, Northwest flies directly from Minneapolis, and Horizon flies directly from Seattle. When traveling west on I-90, take exit #309 (East Main Street), continue approximately 1.5 miles to N. Rouse. Turn right on Rouse to Bridger Bowl, approximately 16 miles. Rouse becomes Bridger Canyon Road outside the city limits. Turn left into Bridger Bowl at sign. When traving east on I-90, take exit #306 (North 7th - MT 205 W). Turn left off interstate ramp. At the Sinclair gas station on the right, turn right onto Griffin Drive. Turn left onto Highway 86, Bridge Drive. Follow approximately 14.4 miles to Bridger Bowl.
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