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 ticket 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 work with Bridger Bowl Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bridger Bowl's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Bridger Bowl around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bridger Bowl Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Bridger Bowl has a total of 75 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, 3.1 square miles, or 8.1 square kilometers.
Bridger Bowl's slopes see on average 350 inches (8.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 29 feet every year!
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.
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Difficulty Level
75.1out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain 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 as beginner terrain.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Bozeman, MT.
Bozeman, MT 59715 USA
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Getting to Bridger Bowl Mountain 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 Airport||BZN||Bozeman, MT||13 mi|
|Helena Regional Airport||HLN||Helena, MT||75 mi|
|Bert Mooney Airport||BTM||Butte, MT||78 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.
|Lost Trail Powder||Sula, MT||8,200 ft||48%||13 mi|
|Big Sky Resort||Big Sky, MT||11,166 ft||87%||44 mi|
|Showdown Montana||Neihart, MT||8,200 ft||45%||70 mi|
|Discovery Basin||Anaconda, MT||8,158 ft||69%||72 mi|
|Red Lodge Mountain||Red Lodge, MT||9,416 ft||69%||90 mi|
Bridger Bowl Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||8,700 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,100 ft|
|Vertical Drop||2,600 ft|
(12% Beginner, 28% Intermediate, 60% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||350 inches|