Bridger Bowl Ski Resort

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Montana in USA. The resort is in the town of Bozeman, MT. We recently ranked all of Montana's ski resorts, so you can see where Bridger Bowl stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Bridger Bowl is not a part of any nationwide lift pass system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Bridger Bowl Ski Resort.

Bridger Bowl Lodging:

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Bridger Bowl has a total of 105 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,000 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 809 hectares, 3 square miles, or 8 square kilometers.

Bridger Bowl's slopes see on average 350 inches (138 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
2,000(8 km2)
Annual Snowfall
350"(138 cm)

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Elevation

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 8,700 feet, or 2,652 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,100 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,600 feet (792 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 8,700 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,700'(2,652 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,600'(792 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,100'(1,859 m)

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
72.5out of 100
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Bridger Bowl is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 72.5. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 60% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 2,600 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Bridger Bowl has 2,000 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Bridger Bowl is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 88% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 12% of its skiable acres for the beginners.
12%(240 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
28%(560 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
60%(1,200 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Bridger Bowl Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Bridger Bowl Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 60% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Location

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort is located in the state of Montana, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Bozeman, MT.

Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.83000, -110.89000

Getting to Bridger Bowl Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bridger Bowl Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.83000, -110.89000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bozeman, MT to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Bridger Bowl.

Bozeman Yellowstone International AirportBZNBozeman, MT13 mi
Helena Regional AirportHLNHelena, MT75 mi
Bert Mooney AirportBTMButte, MT78 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bridger Bowl Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Bridger Bowl Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Lost Trail PowderSula, MT8,200 ft46%13 mi
Big Sky ResortBig Sky, MT11,166 ft82%44 mi
Showdown MontanaNeihart, MT8,200 ft44%70 mi
Discovery BasinAnaconda, MT8,158 ft66%72 mi
Red Lodge MountainRed Lodge, MT9,416 ft67%90 mi

Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,700 ft
Base Elevation6,100 ft
Vertical Drop2,600 ft
(12% Beginner,  28% Intermediate,  60% Expert)
Skiable Acres2,000
Avg. Annual Snowfall350 inches
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Mountain Stats