Like a plump ripe fruit tucked in the orchard, Montana’s Bridger Bowl gives skiers and riders some juicy delight. From its fall line cruisers on the revamped Bridger chair and its inbounds backcountry-like Schlasman’s lift, Bridger Bowl dishes up homegrown skiing like it should be.

The community ski area sits 20 minutes north of Bozeman, a college town with prolific lodging, restaurants, and nightlife. For skiers and snowboarders, Bozeman provides the perfect mix for pounding the slopes by day and the town by night.

This year, Bridger Bowl has teamed up with multiple accommodations in town to offer ski and stay packages. One package caters to out-of-towners who want to settle in for several days on the slopes while the other is for a quick getaway.

The Powderhound Package combines four days of lift tickets for Bridger Bowl with four nights of lodging in Bozeman. Rates vary by accommodations selected, but start at $269 per person based on double occupancy. Quad occupancy rates start at $215 per person. You can also add more days of skiing or nights of lodging on to the package.

The Getaway Package is designed for skiers and snowboarders who want a quick two days at Bridger. It includes two days of lift tickets and one night of lodging. Package rates start at $139 per person based on double occupancy or $129 per person for quad occupancy.

So what's Bridger like to ski? Get a taste of Bridger from this past weekend:

To make reservations for ski and stay packages at Bridger Bowl and Bozeman, call 800-223-9609 or go online here.