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 offers some of the most exciting ski terrain in the Rockies … and incredibly low package prices with no blackout dates. This world-class community ski area offers all the services you need in one of three big day lodges and has seven chairlifts serving ability levels ranging from first-time beginner to expert only, alpine ridge terrain adventurers. 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 to round out your stay. If you’re looking for a natural, undeveloped, big mountain playground with a friendly local vibe, we highly recommend that you visit Bridger Bowl.
Big Sky Resort
Once neighbors sharing the same mountain, Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks have been purchased by Big Sky and are now permanently one great (and huge) ski complex, known as Big Sky Resort. With more than 5,750 acres and 4,350 vertical feet of skiable terrain served by more than 30 lifts, the experience is both bigger and better. Add in 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 and you’ll understand just what “big” means. Visit bigskyresort.com for more info.
Red Lodge Mountain
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 at a great price over glitz and glamour. For those seeking a memorable ski vacation where one can truly relax and have fun, this is the place. Off the slopes, the friendly locals and historic western mining town of Red Lodge make for an authentic mountain 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.