Bridger Bowl Association

Skiing enthusiasts have enjoyed the area known as Bridger Bowl since the mid 1940’s. Motivated by this early interest, the State of Montana negotiated with land owners, and in 1949 purchased 120 acres for access to the Gallatin National Forest and a proposed State Park and ski area.

A rope-tow was installed in 1951, but the Bridger Mountain State Park struggled and never really materialized. Undaunted, local ski enthusiasts organized themselves and continued with plans to develop a winter sports area.

The Bozeman State Park and Recreation Association was formed in 1954, and through the efforts of over 60 volunteers, the original platter lift was opened to the public in January of 1955.

The organization was granted 501(c) (4) Nonprofit Status with membership open to Montana residents 18 years of age and older. The association’s name was changed to the Bridger Bowl Association in 1971.

As a nonprofit organization, the association relies on a well informed and involved membership base to understand Bridger Bowl’s historical development and help steer the ski area into the future.

This is done so by attending association meetings held twice annually (May and November), constructively voicing concerns and comments, electing board members and voting for or against any changes to the bylaws.

The organization is governed by a board of nine directors who are elected by the Bridger Bowl Association. Board members serve as volunteers for a three year term and for a maximum of two consecutive terms. Board members have monthly board meetings and each serve on several committees.

Purchase your Bridger Bowl Association membership right now online for $25, or pay your yearly $10 renewal to keep your membership current.

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Membership is limited to ages 18 & over and locals with a current address in the state of Montana. By joining the Bridger Bowl Association online, you automatically opt for email correspondence (versus correspondence via USPS).

Board of Directors
Pat Hoffman
President
Julie Bennett
Jennifer Stark
Todd Goertzen
Executive Vice President
Joe Seymour
Bob Petitt
Vice President of Operations
Dave Weaver
Associate Vice President
Mark Manseau
David Ballinger
Treasurer
Jacob Werner
Secretary
Dan Oliver
Lindsay Korth
Recording Secretary
Standing Committees
Chair
Members
Executive Pat Todd Jacob Dave
Long Range Planning Joe Todd Dave Dan
Finance Jacob Julie Mark Jennifer
Nominating Pat Julie Jacob

The standing comittee will be established at the regularly scheduled board meeting in July

Ad Hoc Committees
Chair
Members
Transportation & Sustainability Joe Jennifer Dan
Bylawas Review Dave Julie Mark

ADA Representative: Dave Weaver

Members of the Association are advised of the following provisions of 35-2-906 (5) M.C.A.

(5) A corporation shall keep a copy of the following records at its principal office or a location from which the records Spring be recovered within 2 business days:

(a) its articles or restated articles of incorporation and all amendments to them currently in effect;

(b) its bylaws or restated bylaws and all amendments to them currently in effect;

(c) resolutions adopted by its board of directors relating to the characteristics, qualifications, rights, limitations, and obligations of members or any class or category of members;

(d) the minutes of all meetings of members and the records of all actions approved by the members for the past 3 years;

(g) its most recent annual report delivered to the secretary of state under 35-2-904.

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