Bridger Bowl Association

Skiing enthusiasts have enjoyed the area known as Bridger Bowl since the mid 1940’s. Motivated by this early interest, the State of Montana negotiated with land owners, and in 1949 purchased 120 acres for access to the Gallatin National Forest and a proposed State Park and ski area.

A rope-tow was installed in 1951, but the Bridger Mountain State Park struggled and never really materialized. Undaunted, local ski enthusiasts organized themselves and continued with plans to develop a winter sports area.

The Bozeman State Park and Recreation Association was formed in 1954, and through the efforts of over 60 volunteers, the original platter lift was opened to the public in January of 1955.

The organization was granted 501(c) (4) Nonprofit Status with membership open to Montana residents 18 years of age and older. The association’s name was changed to the Bridger Bowl Association in 1971.

As a nonprofit organization, the association relies on a well informed and involved membership base to understand Bridger Bowl’s historical development and help steer the ski area into the future.

This is done so by attending association meetings held twice annually (November and May), constructively voicing concerns and comments, electing board members and voting for or against any changes to the bylaws.

The organization is governed by a board of nine directors who are elected by the Bridger Bowl Association. Board members serve as volunteers for a three year term and for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Board members have monthly board meetings and each serve on several committees.

Purchase your Bridger Bowl Association membership right now online for $25, or pay your yearly $10 renewal to keep your membership current.

Membership is limited to ages 18 & over and locals with a current address in the state of Montana.

  • Membership
  • $25
  • Vote in the future of Bridger Bowl Ski Area
  • Age 18 & older
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Board of Directors
Julie Bennett
Kelly Wiseman
(Executive Vice President)
Robb Larson
(Associate Vice President)
Diane Allen
Martha Collins
Mark Manseau
Patrick Hoffman
Todd Goertzen
David Weaver
Randy Elliott
(Vice President of Operations)
Dave Ballinger
Lindsay Korth
(Recording Secretary)
Standing Committees
Executive Julie Kelly Robb Mark
Long Range Planning Robb Martha Todd David
Finance Mark Julie Kelly
Nominating Julie Kelly Diane

The standing comittee will be established at the regularly scheduled board meeting in July

Ad Hoc Committees
Custom Service & Special Needs Diane Mark Pat David
Succession Information Martha Diana Robb Pat
Transportation Pat Martha Todd
BCPOA Representative Kelly

Members of the Association are advised of the following provisions of 35-2-906 (5) M.C.A.

(5) A corporation shall keep a copy of the following records at its principal office or a location from which the records may be recovered within 2 business days:

(a) its articles or restated articles of incorporation and all amendments to them currently in effect;

(b) its bylaws or restated bylaws and all amendments to them currently in effect;

(c) resolutions adopted by its board of directors relating to the characteristics, qualifications, rights, limitations, and obligations of members or any class or category of members;

(d) the minutes of all meetings of members and the records of all actions approved by the members for the past 3 years;

(g) its most recent annual report delivered to the secretary of state under 35-2-904.

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