Bridger Bowl Ski Area
First Lifts and Getting to the Mountain
Saddle Peak in the Bridger Mountains is reflected in the windows of the new Alpine Cabin at Bridger Bowl Ski Area.
An aerial view from 2013 shows Bridger Bowl Ski Area from the east.
A young skier glides past the new Alpine Cabin as seen from inside the most recent addition to Bridger Bowl Ski Area.
Skiers and snowboarders battered by a heavy, wet snowstorm Jan. 18 gather at the base of Bridger Bowl. The ski area is marking it’s 60th anniversary this season.
Even though much has changed in the 60 years that Bridger Bowl was founded as a ski area, it still remains a family-centered operation.
BRIDGER BOWL SKI AREA — Introduced by their father at a young age to snow skiing, brothers Paul and Matt Broberg have now passed on the tradition to their children.
Coming off its biggest season ever, Bridger Bowl Ski Area will unveil the newly built 2,400-square-foot Alpine Cabin at a public ceremony Saturday at 11 a.m.
After footings were poured in early June, 6 inches of rain delayed pouring of the foundation walls until the end of the month, putting a crunch on the construction time frame.
Limited food service is offered at the Alpine Cabin, such as sandwiches and soup, along with beverages as well as beer and wine.
Local stone was quarried for part of the construction.
The Deer Park Chalet was rebuilt in the 1990s.
Bridger Bowl Ski Area’s new Alpine Cabin was finished in October and is now open to the public. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the cabin.
Saddle Peak Lodge at Bridger Bowl.
Bridger Bowl Ski Area north of Bozeman will open for the season on Friday at 9 a.m.
The great white winter of 2013-14 caused countless strained backs and worn-out snow shovels thanks to a record 99 inches of snowfall that buried Billings. But all of that snow proved to be a bonanza for Montana ski areas.
While unending snowfall may be bothersome to Montanans weary of an extended winter, it has produced an incredible spring skiing and snowboarding season.
Imagine a business where your product is so popular that you have to turn customers away.
The Forest Service is proposing to thin about 250 acres of forest to reduce tree mortality from insect infestations adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area in the Gallatin National Forest.