2015-2016 Season Dates and Hours

Open Daily: December 11, 2015 through April 4, 2016
Lift Operating 9am - 4pm (Christmas Day 10am - 4pm)
Season Pass Office 8:30am - 3pm
Ticket Office 8:30am - 3:30pm
Rental & Retail Shop 8:30am - 4pm
Snowsport School 8:30am - 4pm
Base Area Cafeteria 7:30am - 2:30pm
Jimmy B's Bar and Grill 11am - 5:30pm
Deer Park Chalet 10:30am - 2:30pm
Alpine Cabin 10:30am - 2:30pm
Reservations Office 8am - 4:30pm
Administrative Office 8am - 4:30pm

Mountain Info and Statistics

The ski area is located on the east slope of the Bridger Range and extends approximately 2 miles between its north and south boundaries from the ridgeline down to the base area at 6,100’. Bridger Bowl is flanked by large bowls to the North and South. Most of the ski area offers wide open terrain with a variety of landscapes including long slopes, glades, chutes and gullies in addition to other smaller bowls.

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Mountain Stats
Vertical Rise: 2,700ft (2,600ft lift-served)
Skiable Acreage 2,000
Top Elevation 8,800ft
Base Elevation 6,100ft
Highest Lift Served Elevation 8,700ft
Average Annual Snowfall 350 inches
Trails 75 + many unmarked runs
Longest Run 3 miles
Lift System 1 Quad - 5 Triples - 2 Doubles
Snowmaking Coverage on 5% of area
Terrain Park Yes

Trail Classifications: 12% Beginner - 28% Intermediate - 18% Advanced - 42% Expert (incl. Ridge Terrain)

Detailed Area Description

Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Bozeman, Montana

What most folks enjoy about Bridger Bowl is that family and friends of varying skill levels can ride the same chair while still enjoying terrain challenges they individually desire. The mountain lays out in a large funnel or V shape. With our base area facilities and lifts at the bottom of the slopes we expand from about 200 yards across the base up to approximately 2 miles wide on our ridge-lined summit.

Bridger Bowl's terrain difficulty rating (beginner to expert) is fairly easy to determine based on elevation. Generally speaking, the ski area has a nice transitional progression from a first-time beginner slope in the base area to novice terrain across the lower middle, wide-open intermediate runs in the center, advanced open bowl terrain in the upper third and, finally, expert terrain coming off the ridge top.

Ridge Terrain

Skiers and snowboarders who wish to ski ridge terrain, which includes all runs off the Schlasman lift, must have an avalanche transceiver (457 khz). It is strongly recommended to have a partner, a shovel and expert skiing or snowboarding abilities in addition to knowledge of the terrain before venturing into any of our designated lift or hike-accessed ridge terrain as these areas have no hazard markings, no grooming and no marked trails. Ridge Terrain contains numerous steep chutes, rock cliffs, and snow fields which may end in unmarked cliffs. Bridger Bowl's Ridge Terrain offers some of the most challenging skiing and riding found within any ski area boundary! Please consult our trail map for detailed description of all parts of the mountain. Our terrain park is located off the top of the Sunnyside lift.

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Terrain Park

Skier sliding on a rail

Bridger Bowl has two terrain parks accessed from the Sunnyside Lift out of our base area. We refer to them as the Upper Terrain Park and Jibby B’s (lower terrain park).

We promote SMART style safety in both our parks. Thank you for your effort in helping us keep our terrain parks a fun and safe place to ride for everyone!

Skier sliding on a rail

Upper Terrain Park - located on the Sunnyside run off Sunnyside Chair Lift

We have a combination of features including:

  • 20" Double Barrel Rail
  • Step-In and Step-out Butter Pad
  • Jump
  • Hip
  • Gap to 20" Tripple Barrel
  • Tire Bonk
  • Pole Jam
  • Lift Tower (urban)
  • 4” 35’ Urban Rail
  • 15’ Lift Tower / 5’ - 15’ Flat Down
  • Elbow Rail
  • Quarter w/ Coping and Wall Ride

*Features subject to change with conditions - park open conditions permitting.

Jibby B’s - lower terrain park

A small park with a series of rails, boxes and jumps on the lower part of Sunnyside run, just above the base of Sunnyside Lift.

Mountain Regulations and Safety

Bridger Bowl is committed to promoting responsible skiing and snowboarding. Please read more about skiing and riding responsibly at Bridger Bowl. Read More Here

Ski Area User Operational Requirements and ADA Statement

There are inherent risks in the sport of skiing and use of passenger ropeways. By use of the slopes, trails and lifts at Bridger Bowl, skiers and riders agree to accept these risks. For more information on standards, laws and regulations regarding these risks Click Here

More Information

Call Bridger Bowl Central Reservations for more lodging information.

Phone: (800) 223-9609



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