Montana, United States
Bridger Bowl is a ski area near Bozeman, Montana, serving locals and students of Montana State University.
Located in the Bridger Range in southern Montana, Bridger is a locally-owned non-profit ski area known for providing locals with affordable great terrain and outstanding snowfall, without the tourist crowds found at Big Sky and Moonlight Basin, destination ski resorts an hour south of Bozeman. The resort and mountain range is named after noted mountain man Jim Bridger.
In addition to the existing base lodge and a mid-mountain lodge, a new main lodge opened in 2005 at the base area.
Bridger Bowl opened the new Schlasman's chairlift for the 2008-2009 season, the first lift-served terrain expansion in 30 years. Schlasman's is a reconditioned 1976 Doppelmayr double chair, formerly known as the “Peruvian” lift, purchased from Snowbird ski resort in Utah. This new lift (named after a miner who died in an avalanche in 1885) rises 1,700 vertical feet and adds 311 acres of new lift-served terrain for expert skiers only. Skiers are required to have an avalanche transceiver to access this lift. Partners and shovels are highly recommended.