Powder Paradise

Bridger Bowl, Big Sky, Bozeman ski hills, ski hills near Bozeman, Montana skiing

Powder Paradise

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Ryan Krueger

Ski hills near Bozeman. 

With incredible terrain and two world-class ski hills within an hour’s drive, this place will change your life—here’s a quick rundown of what our area has to offer

Big Sky
The Beta: Since merging with Moonlight Basin in 2013, Big Sky now offers 5,750 acres of world-class skiing framed by one incredible backdrop. Big Sky’s vast and varied terrain is home to some of the best skiers in the nation. Beginners can cruise the long, wide groomers while experts explore the extreme slopes accessed from the tram and in the Headwaters area. With aspects from south to north, there’s nearly always good snow somewhere on the mountain.

Bridger Bowl
The Beta: This local hill may seem small, but its steep, rugged terrain has produced some of the best skiers in the country—Scot Schmidt and the late, great Doug Coombs among them. Inbounds terrain is rewarding enough, but if you’re willing to hike the Ridge you’ll be rewarded with epic stashes. Don’t miss the recently renovated Bridger lift, as well as Schlasman’s lift that accesses endless bowls, steeps, and chutes.Think fresh pow, short lift lines, and no gapers.

Other Options
There are great hills large and small within a few hours, in any direction. Check out Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee (3.5 hours south), Discovery (2 hours west), Great Divide (2.5 hours north), and Red Lodge (2.5 hours east).

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