Bridger Bowl is located 16 miles north of Bozeman, MT on Highway 86. It is an easy 20 minute drive on a well maintained road that provides one of the easiest and most scenic accesses to a major ski area that you will ever experience.
Off I-90 traveling west: Take the first Bozeman Exit (East Main Street) and travel about 3/4 mile to the second traffic light. Take a right turn on Rouse and stay on the road all the way to Bridger Bowl. Rouse becomes Bridger Canyon Road outside the city limits. 16 miles to Bridger Bowl.
Off I-90 traveling east: Take the second exit (North 7th). After leaving the interstate off ramp, turn left and cross back over I-90. Immediately look for a Sinclair gas station on the right hand side of the road and take a right hand turn onto Griffin Drive after the gas station. Griffin Drive will run into Highway 86, turn left onto the Highway. Follow approx. 16 miles to Bridger Bowl.
Gallatin Field, the airport serving Bozeman, is located 10 miles west of town. It is served by 4 major carriers including, United, Delta, Northwest, and Horizon. United flies directly from Denver; Delta flies directly from Salt Lake City, Northwest flies directly from Minneapolis (and Detroit mid-season) and Horizon flies directly from Seattle (and Los Angeles during ski season).
Although the average winter temperatures range between the low teens and upper thirties, it is possible to experience temperature extremes December through April that could range from well below zero to the upper 40's. We suggest that you prepare for all conditions. Dressing in layers typically gives you the most flexibility. Be sure to bring sunscreen and sunglasses because we do get lots of sun ... that goes for goggles as well!
Yes. There are several condominiums, private homes and chalets very close to the slopes that are available through our Central Reservations office. Please consult with one of our reservations agents for property descriptions and locations. We also represent many other properties close to the mountain and many locations between Bozeman and Bridger Bowl.
Bridger Bowl has three cafeterias and a Bar and Grill which together provide seating for nearly 1,200 guests. The Saddle Peak Lodge located adjacent to our beginner lifts in the base area is our new family cafeteria. It serves continental breakfast items, excellent hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, pizza and home-made baked goods. The Jim Bridger Lodge cafeteria in the base area is open for full breakfasts, lunch and late afternoon snacks. Jimmy B's Bar and Grill, located in the Jim Bridger Lodge, offers sit-down service and a full bar. Up on the mountain the Deer Park Chalet opens mid-morning and serves lunch. We do not have a dinner service on the mountain. If you are staying in one of the properties out of town, be sure to stock up with groceries before leaving Bozeman. Many guests staying out of town make the 20 minute drive to town for dinner where there are plenty of great restaurants from which to chose.
Home to Montana State University, Bozeman is an active college town. Yellowstone National Park is 90 miles away and, as a gateway community, Bozeman is very tourist oriented with many great restaurants, nightclubs, shops and alternative activities. The benefit of staying in Bozeman compared to a typical resort community is that there are many affordable options for lodging, dining and entertainment. Most of the hotels are conveniently located near the historic downtown area of Bozeman and close to all of our favorite restaurants. With the high concentration of skiers living in our community, you will feel right at home amongst the locals.