Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving! We're thankful for the timely and bountiful 15 inch snowstorm we received and happy to be part of the fantastic ski and snowboard culture in Bozeman and southwest Montana. Projected opening is Friday, December 5th, so we'll see you on the slopes soon!
A reminder to not let familiarity with terrain lull you into a false sense of security. Backcountry conditions exist with a high avalanche danger at the current time!
Five at a time | Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center www.mtavalanche.com Bridger Bowl has a backcountry snowpack because the ski patrol has not done avalanche mitigation yet. It's wise to treat the area as such and only expose one person at a time. In this photo five people skin up. Thirty seconds after this pic was snapped the entire Bronco face cracked and collapsed.…
Storm total of 15" of heavy, base-building snow! Please be aware of a high avalanche danger. From the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center: "AVALANCHE WARNING We are issuing a Backcountry Avalanche Warning for our entire advisory area. Heavy snowfall with strong winds created widespread instability and natural avalanche activity is likely on all slopes. The avalanche danger is rated HIGH in the Bridger, Gallatin and Madison Ranges along with the Lionhead area outside West Yellowstone and mountains around Cooke City. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist. Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended and avalanche runout zones should be avoided." Check here for the full advisory:http://www.mtavalanche.com/advisory/14/11/26-0
We are very excited about today's storm that has dropped nearly 10 inches of new snow since early this morning! A friendly reminder that this snow is falling on a fairly thin and weak snowpack and avalanche activity should be expected. Until we are open, there are no ski patrol or first aid services available; please use caution and recreate safely!