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Bridger Bowl Ski Area

Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

Special Report: Ski areas enjoyed up side of rugged winter of 2014-15

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.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Continued snowfall boosts ski areas

Continued snowfall boosts 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.

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Bridger Bowl backup: Parking woes stall skiers, snowboarders

Bridger Bowl backup: Parking woes stall skiers, snowboarders

Imagine a business where your product is so popular that you have to turn customers away.

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Logging project proposed near Bozeman ski area

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.

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Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl

Skiing at Bridger Bowl Ski Area near Bozeman.

February 06, 2014 10:08 am Photos

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Powder Park lift

Powder Park lift

The Powder Park and new Alpine lifts will be dedicated on Saturday at Bridger Bowl Ski Area. The mountain opens for the season on Friday.

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Bridger Bowl Ski Area opens on Friday

Bridger Bowl Ski Area opens on Friday

With a 44-inch settled base, Bridger Bowl Ski Area north of Bozeman is poised to open on Friday for the 2013-14 season. 

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Ski Montana, where powder is abundant and lift lines are short

Ski Montana, where powder is abundant and lift lines are short

Montana offers the best of the best in downhill skiing and snowboarding: acres of powder, miles of verticality and the easiest lift lines in the West. So get out there this winter and explore Big Sky Country’s big snowy open.

November 27, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Ups and downs

Celebrated veterans. Eighty-four Montanans who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II made the sixth Honor Flight from Billings to Washington, D.C., for a VIP visit to the WWII Memorial. The seventh Montana Honor Flight is planned for October with the eighth coming in 2014. To …

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Tower set

Tower set

Crews bolt the tower down and then prepare for the helicopter to haul in the cross-arms.

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Out with the old

Out with the old

The old Alpine lift, shown here, will be replaced by two new lifts at Bridger Bowl.

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Fly by

Fly by

The copter could make a round trip — between hauling the tower and then a cross-arm — in about 10 minutes.

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Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl

The helicopter lowers a tower onto a concrete pad for bolting down.

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Bridger Bowl installs 2 chairs for intermediate, beginning skiers, boarders

Bridger Bowl installs 2 chairs for intermediate, beginning skiers, boarders

Known for its deep, light powder snow and challenging runs, Bridger Bowl Ski Area north of Bozeman is making a commitment to its intermediate skiers and snowboarders this summer with the installation of two new lifts on the north side of the mountain.

September 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Zeroing in

Zeroing in

The twin-rotor helicopter zeroes in on the tower to lower the cross-arm into place.

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Arm hauler

Arm hauler

A helicopter hauls in a cross-arm as the new lifts are pieced together.

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Canned goods purchase cheaper skiing at Bridger Bowl on Sunday, Monday

Bridger Bowl and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank are teaming up to collect food to feed local residents. Each individual who brings 10 cans of food or more can ski Bridger Bowl for only $20 on Sunday or on the last day of the season, Monday.

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Schlasman lift

Schlasman lift

Skiers walk from the top of the Schlasman's lift at Bridger Bowl to access the ridgeline of the Bridger Mountains to ski expert terrain. The lift, which opened in 2008, provided the first terrain expansion for Bridger Bowl in 30 years.

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Out with Alpine

Out with Alpine

The Alpine lift, shown here, would be replaced by two new three-passenger lifts under a $4.1 million project planned at Bridger Bowl this summer.

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