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“Convenient”
Review of Bridger Bowl

Bridger Bowl
Ranked #6 of 62 things to do in Bozeman
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
“Convenient”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Bridger is a decent mountain that is only 15 miles from downtown Bozeman. There is a good sized bunny hill for the beginners and lots of intermediate terrain. For the more extreme skiiers, bring your transceiver and shovel to hike the ridge.

Visited January 2013
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Regina, Canada
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84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great ski hill”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Terrain for all level of skiers. Friendly staff and lots of fun! Highly recommend for families or anyone who likes to ski.

Visited December 2012
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Auburn, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This place is is about 60% of the cost of nearby Big Sky. It's obviously a much smaller place, but it's fun and a great opportunity to try a different hill.

Visited January 2013
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Bozeman, Montana
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125 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“A throwback to the "good old days"”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Writing a review for Bridger Bowl is difficult for me. After all, I'm a local and I go there. So really, I don't want to see it get any more crowded. But you just can't keep secrets these days.

To me, Bridger is like a throwback to the "good old days," in that the place just seems down home and old-fashioned, which appeals to lots of folks. Of course, some of the "good old days" includes riding on "old-timey" lifts that take a long time to get up on the mountain. The Powder Park, Virginia City and Pierre's Knob lifts are all very slow.

Here are my main recommendations for having a great time at Bridger: 1) If possible, don't go on the weekend. If you do then be sure to get there early since the parking lots fill up and you can expect to spend 15-25 minutes just unloading your gear, driving way down to find a parking place, then walking all the way back up to the lodge. You will also find annoying lift lines at the base at the Powder Park lift. 2) Don't go on a rather cold day. This is because the lifts are so slow and you will freeze sitting on them while you crawl up the mountain. Also, when it is busy, the lifts frequently stop and it seems to take a while to start back up. Not fun when it is 10 degrees and the wind is blowing (as it was yesterday while I was there). 3) Don't expect any deals if you have kids in the junior age range. I took my grand daughter who is 13 and had to pay full price. 4) Don't expect any deals if you are a "senior." Bridger doesn't give you a break until you are 70 years old. Most resorts I'm familiar with start the discount at around 65.

If you go to Bridger after some fresh powder it is fantastic. If you go on a weekday when it is not too terribly cold, you will have a great time. The base lodge and mid-mountain lodge are nice to duck into to warm up and get a good meal. Recommendation: it is MUCH easier to find a chair and table at the mid-mountain lodge than at the base on a weekend.

Have fun!

Visited December 2012
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Thank xckier
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St Paul, MN
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great community skiing area”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

We visit from Minnesota and love skiing at Bridger Bowl. Variety of skiing types and difficulty for the family. Moderately priced and clean lodges. Staff are helpful with great ski instructors!

Visited June 2012
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