Downhill and Backcountry Powder
Brand new powder. 360 degrees of blue. Crisp mountain air. Room to breathe. And then, the downhill swoosh. In Montana’s Yellowstone Country there’s always room to carve your own path down the mountain, and there’s always fresh powder to do it in. We get over 400 inches of snow each year on three of Montana’s four largest ski areas—acres of diverse, crowd-free runs with affordable lift tickets and luxury slopeside lodging. Montana snow seekers ski Yellowstone Country.
Organically grown and locally owned since 1955, Bridger Bowl has operated as a nonprofit community ski area since powder-day one. With over 2,000 acres spanning 2,600 vertical feet, Bridger Bowl—known for its light, dry powder and the steep chutes experts crave—offers some of the most exciting ski terrain in the Rockies, and incredibly low package prices with no blackout dates. This world-class ski area offers all the services you need in one of three large day lodges, and has seven chairlifts serving first-time beginners, expert only, alpine ridge-terrain adventurers, and everyone in between. Bridger Bowl is located only 20 minutes up the canyon from Bozeman, Montana—recently selected as one of the “world’s top 25 ski towns” by National Geographic Traveler Magazine (Feb. 2012). This active university town offers multiple lodging opportunities and an impressive list of dining, nightlife and entertainment options. If you’re looking for a natural, undeveloped, big mountain playground with a friendly local vibe, we highly recommend Bridger Bowl.
15795 Bridger Canyon Road
Bozeman, Montana 59715
Once neighbors sharing the same mountain, Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks were purchased by Big Sky and are now permanently one impressive (and huge) ski complex, known as Big Sky Resort. With 5,800 acres of terrain and 4,350 feet of vertical served by more than 30 lifts, runs up to six miles long, a 2,000 vertical foot, powder-filled bowl beneath Lone Mountain, challenging chutes and a view of three states, two national parks and numerous mountain ranges, you’ll understand just what “big” means. Visit bigskyresort.com.
Offering big mountain adventures without the big mountain crowds or prices, Red Lodge Mountain prides itself on being a down-to-earth ski area that values great skiing and affordability. For those seeking a memorable, relaxing ski vacation, this is the place. Off the slopes, the friendly locals and historic western mining town of Red Lodge make for an authentic ski vacation experience. On the mountain, smart and timely terrain expansion, as well as a well-developed terrain park, combine to offer ski and snowboard opportunities for all ages and ability levels, making Red Lodge Mountain an ideal spot for family vacations. And, with more than a third of its terrain designated as advanced or expert, there’s plenty of room to push the limits. Situated on the eastern front of the Beartooth Mountain Range—Montana’s tallest—Red Lodge Mountain leans comfortably on its historic past, while keeping a watchful eye on the future trends and attractions of family ski trips. Red Lodge Mountain provides the ultimate ski vacation—mixed terrain, charming mountain town, spectacular vistas and inviting après decks.