Montana's Bridger Bowl Installs Two New Lifts; Spending Over $4 Million
Popular Montana ski area Bridger Bowl will be ready for ski season with two new lifts that will access over 500 acres of multi-level terrain. More than $4 million is being spent on the installation.
Two new Skytrac triple chair lifts are replacing the old Alpine lift and will access more terrain than the old lift. Laid out in a V shape the two new base terminals will be adjacent to the old Alpine chair bringing a lot more terrain into play, Bridger's Doug Wales told SnoCountry.com.
The new lifts will really improve terrain selection for more intermediate skiers and snowboarders,," Wales said. “One of the new lifts will access more upper-intermediate runs in that area and more glades on Powder Peak. The other will terminate at the top of Montagne Meadow with access to some of Bridger’s best lower-intermediate terrain.”
That area of the mountain has long been underutilized, and the old lift was 46 years old.
“Skiers and snowboarders will be able to access a wide variety of intermediate terrain now,” Wales pointed out. “It includes an intermediate bowl, long gentle cruising runs, glades, a community event race course and some of our best mountain views.”
The two new chairs will triple the capacity over the old double, and both chairs will have the ChairKid loading carpets similar to three other Bridger lifts. This makes four new lifts now in the past five seasons.
Bridger Bowl is offering four day/four night lift and lodging packages this coming season starting from $69 per day, per person, all season long, no blackout dates.
Photo: New chair being installed at Bridger Bowl (Bridger Bowl/Facebook)