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Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl4.5/510
Bridger Bowl4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
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Bridger Bowl - Reviews

Bridger Bowl - Reviews

Bridger Bowl

Dirk
19/02/2019
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    February
  • Admin Rating
    4

Bridger Bowl

Dirk
19/02/2019
Bridger Bowl is one of my favorite ski hills located 15 minutes North of Bozeman, MT. Bozeman is fun college and mountain tourist town with a lot of hotels, shops, restaurants and bars. Bridger services a lot of locals and college kids. It's closer to the airport than Big Sky, and much less expensive. It has fewer skiable acres than Big Sky, but also has a lot of off piste area that is easily accessed from the main hill if you're willing to hike a little. Bridger can get a little crowed especially during holidays and when college is out, but nothing like Colorado.

Bridger does have runs for all levels of skiers, but if you're a little more adventurous I highly recommend checking out "the Ridge". The Ridge is not patrolled, and requires avalanche gear. Caution, find a line before dropping in as its easy to cliff out. Don't just follow the crowd or others tracks as you might get yourself in over your head. You'll be hard pressed to find a mountain with as many good skiers and Bridger.

Bridger Bowl

Dirk
12/11/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    1

Bridger Bowl

Dirk
12/11/2018
Great hill. Do some research before hiking the Ridge, it's easy to cliff out if you don't know where you're going. Bozeman is a college town, with a great atmosphere and a lot of really good skiers.

What a sweet spot - and the price is RIGHT!!

Andrew Mueller
20/03/2015
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Snowboarder
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

What a sweet spot - and the price is RIGHT!!

Andrew Mueller
20/03/2015
Hit Montana a few years back with a large group of mostly boarders. Big Sky (and Moonlight Basin) were the main draw but since we stayed across the street from Bridger Bowl, we hit Bridger a couple times too. All in all, MT is pretty sick. Gorgeous, cheap, tough, phenomenal snow. Not as happening as CO obviously, but for pure skiing and terrain, MT is right up there with UT as America's best snow.

Bridger is very cheap and plenty big. Challenging as you want to make it. Bowls are pretty solid, but the real fun is the cliffs and alpine runs. Down the middle there is a natural halfpipe, that once we found it, we hit probably 10 times. Super fun..and had a nice little kicker at the end of it if you wanted to take it.

Laid back and uncrowded...this was the perfect place to bookend day trips out to Big Sky, Moonlight, and Yellowstone National Park. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Best of West

Mike
26/08/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    70+

Best of West

Mike
26/08/2014
Amazing powder and phenomenal prices. The Ridge is a great experience for experts, but there is plenty for everyone at Bridger.

Gotta love Bridger

Loueen, Georgia and Riley
12/08/2014
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Intermediate
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Admin Rating
    3

Gotta love Bridger

Loueen, Georgia and Riley
12/08/2014
Our family of 3 spent 5 weeks in Bozeman skiing Bridger most days. Two snowboarders at intermediate and expert levels and me skiing. We loved the town...so friendly and easy to get around. We loved the staff on the mountain.......friendly, helpful,happy. We loved the facilities.....good lifts, good food places, good gear, excellent snow school staff,easy parking and a free bus shuttle. Good variety of runs.

We came from Australia to try Bridger and absolutely had a ball. Would go back again and definitely recommend it.

Great Mountain

Cally
20/12/2013
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    N/A
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    N/A
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    N/A
  • Admin Rating
    2

Great Mountain

Cally
20/12/2013
Love this mountain! Employees are amazingly friendly and helpful, great food at both of the lodges, and all kinds of terrain to hit. Mountain offers great variety of runs for every kind of skier/snowboarder.

The addition of 2 new lifts this year alone is awesome with keeping the lines moving and getting us up the mountain quickly.

Bridger

HB
21/10/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    3

Bridger

HB
21/10/2012
Bridger locals will tell you to go to Big Sky if you're looking for a rec but it's probably because they don't want you crowding up their lift lines. Bridger has great super challenging terrain off their ridgeline and good sidecountry access. It's full of Bozeman college students and recent grads or non grads who either way are washing dishes to pay for their passes and gear so they can shred every day.

When it dumps here the snow is super deep and light. It's not a huge mountain or resort so if you're looking for something all inclusive or commercial I would head elsewhere. Nearby Bozeman has fun bars and restaurants. Montana is the best.

Bridger!!!

Dave Johnson
21/05/2012
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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    4

Bridger!!!

Dave Johnson
21/05/2012
Community owned and located a half hour from downtown Bozeman, Montana; Bridger Bowl is a Rocky Mountain Classic. Bridger is characterized by a devoted core of locals, cold smoke Montana powder and terrain rich with granite features, hidden stashes, steep trees and lots of nooks and crannies. 2009 was a historic year for Bridger Bowl with the first lift served expansion in 30 years. The Schlashman chairlift opens a new world of terrain opportunities.

In addition to the new lift all the boundaries at Bridger opened up. Bridger Bowl used to be the little mountain that skied big. Now with the Schlashman lift and the open boundaries Bridger just got huge. Bridger Bowl is excellent at promoting avalanche awareness, safety and research and has one of the most respected ski patrols.

Bridger’s lift tickets and season passes are a great value and it lacks the ritzy on-hill development that can sap the soul out of an area. It is a great alternative to the corporate run areas of Big Sky and Moonlight Basin.

Bridger Bowl!!

Jeanine Dalimata
13/02/2012
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    18-35
  • Admin Rating
    4

Bridger Bowl!!

Jeanine Dalimata
13/02/2012
Bridger Bowl has received some of the lowest levels of snow this season in Montana. Despite that, it remains my favorite place to ski here. The mountain will let you push yourself as far as you want to go; you can test your limits on the ridge terrain that is extra interesting this year. Some folks say that the snow isn't good enough to ski this year, I say those folks probably just don't love skiing enough to get their hands dirty.

Bridger has a great community vibe and the regulars shred hard. There are diehard skiers up here that do things that make your hair stand on end, but who will also help little kids who fall in the moguls.

Although sussing out powder stashes is a little challenging this year, I keep coming to ski Bridger because it presents a challenge in a friendly environment and the end result always bumps the stoke up another notch.

A Local Hill and a Big Ski Resort

03/07/2011

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  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Admin Rating
    4

A Local Hill and a Big Ski Resort

03/07/2011
Bridger Bowl is a fantastic community ski hill that has the facilities you’d expect of a commercial ski resort (except for ski-in ski-out accommodation and nightlife).

Two major strengths of Bridger Bowl are the expert terrain and the amazing affordability. As such we’ve awarded Bridger Bowl with “best skiing in USA” awards for the steeps and the low cost. The family friendliness is another strong point of Bridger Bowl, and the beginner terrain is pretty good too.

Terrain for strong intermediates and advanced riders is somewhat limited, and the lift infrastructure isn’t particularly impressive, but who cares when the lift tickets are super cheap?! .

For more detailed ratings of Bridger Bowl and to see how it compares to other ski resorts around the world, see our powderhounds resort ratings (p4).