Bridger Bowl Ski Area in Gallatin County, Montana, averages about 350 inches of “cold smoke” powdery snow annually.
Extreme skiers are challenged here with 311 acres of expert skiing terrain and a 2,700-foot vertical drop.
But no matter your skills on the slopes, Bridger Bowls accommodates everyone. At Bridger Bowl, you can explore the different terrains with an expert with the Guided Ridge Terrain Tours. For the younger riders, the ski resort holds private or group youth programs. For those looking to show off some tricks, the ski area offers two terrain parks with graduated difficulty levels perfect for learning and practicing.
The first week of December is when you should expect the slopes to open at Bridger Bowl. The season comes to an end at the beginning of April. With an average 350 inches of snowfall each year, you will find some great powder at Bridger Bowl Ski Area, especially toward the end of January.
There is no ski-in/ski-out lodging at Bridger Bowl, but just 30 minutes from the resort, Bozeman is home to a variety of lodging options. Since Bozeman is near Yellowstone National Park, the town receives a good portion of its visitors in the summer, meaning you can often find great hotel deals in the wintertime. If you book accommodation on the Bridger Bowl Ski Area website you can explore the various options that provide ski-and-stay packages all season. The modern and one-of-a-kind LARK Bozeman , located in the heart of downtown Bozeman is just one of the many lodging choices that offer ski-and-stay packages. Howlers Inn Bed and Breakfast , a log home bed and breakfast located less than 20 minutes from the resort, is another great lodging choice, especially if you’re looking for a mountain-retreat ambiance.
Bridger Bowl has a number of dining areas. The Jim Bridger Cafeteria at the Jim Bridger Lodge serves made-to-order breakfast and cafeteria lunches. Also found at the lodge is Jimmy B’s Bar & Grill where you can enjoy a pub-style menu and a full-service bar. If you are near Saddle Peak Lodge you will find a cafeteria serving sandwiches and pizza. Make your way over to Deer Park Chalet for hearty soups, sandwiches and baked goods. Lastly, at Alpine Cabin, you can enjoy bratwursts, chili and other grab-and-go food. Meanwhile, in Bozeman, you can find a variety of cuisines, from Italian to Mexican.
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, just seven miles from Bozeman , is the closest airport to Bridger Bowl. All of the major airlines provide direct flights from major hubs, including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Denver and San Francisco. The Bridger Bowl bus provides transportation between Bozeman and Bridger Bowl.
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