King and Queen of the Ridge

Hike & Ski – Ride-a-thon Fundraising Event

The money raised in this event helps support avalanche education in Southwest Montana. Collect pledges for one, two or the most ridge hikes you can do in the five hours. 100% of the proceeds go to the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. $137,474 has been raised since 2003! Additional donations can be made on MT Avalanche website.


Download the individual and team results for the King and Queen race.

  • Skiers and Snowboarders
  • Age categories: 12 and under, 13-18, 19 and up
  • Participants under 16 must be accompanied by an adult during event
  • Teams encouraged
  • Limited to 100 competitors
  • Top of the Bridger Lift, on the Ridge
Entry Fee:
  • $15 for all competitors
Lift Ticket:
  • Valid Season Pass or Lift Ticket required for competitors
  • Half day prepaid lift rate for competitors, pick up ticket at competitor’s meeting
  • 8am mandatory competitor’s meeting in FaceShots in the Jim Bridger Lodge
  • 9:30am – 2:30pm race hours as conditions allow
Required Equipment:
  • 457kHz Avalanche Transceiver
  • Retention devices or brakes
  • Secure skis/board while hiking
  • Helmet Recommended
  • 4pm in Jim Bridger Lodge
  • Medals to top three male and female finishers in each age group
  • Awards to King and Queen of the Ridge, Individual to raise the most money, and family with the most hikes
  • Teams can win boasting rights for the highest average hikes by a team and/or most money raised by a team
  • Fantastic Door Prizes (must participate and be present to win)
  • Entry into Grand Prize Drawing March 18

Presenting Sponsor

Grand Prize Sponsor

  • Courtyard Oahu North Shore Logo
  • Participate in any Community Event Series Race for a chance to win a Hawaii Beach Vacation for Two!

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