Okay, picking the best runs at a mountain as renowned as Bridger Bowl may seem like an impossible task, especially since not all skiers are created equal. Plus, 2,000 skiable acres is a lot of ground to cover. So we’ve broken it down into the top runs for every level and style. Take a look, and get your gear ready for a winter of skiing and boarding fun.
Even at a ski hill with so much advanced terrain, beginners can still find their happy place. A quieter side of the mountain just up from the bunny hill, Montagne Meadow puts a rolling stretch of slope under a beginner ski or board. You’ll take the Sunnyside lift up from the base and then ski over to Alpine to check it out. If you have a group with mixed abilities, the more advanced members can scoot off to skier’s left to hunt powder stashes in the trees, while the beginners enjoy the gentle, open slopes through the meadow.
Ski Magazine speaks highly of Easy Money, located just off of the Bridger lift. You’ll want to unload at midway in order to avoid anything more advanced than intermediate, and head right as you exit the lift. From there, you’ll discover over 2,000 feet of gently sloping open run. This section of the North Bowl is not one you’ll want to miss.
Even if you’re not heading up to the famous Ridge terrain at Bridger (more on that in a minute), you can still find challenging runs on killer topography right off the main lifts. The whole North Bowl is fun to shred, but if you follow North Bowl Run all the way around, you can often find some bonus powder, even on a busy day. The slope is gentler than some, but you can still get in some good, leg-burning turns.
Ski Magazine is back in it again, rating Diagonal Chute as one of the top five runs in the state. With an introduction like that, how could an expert skier say no? You can find Diagonal Chute off of Schlasman’s Lift in Bridger’s famous Ridge terrain. The Ridge offers some of the most challenging skiing and riding you can find within a ski area boundary rope. Now that’s some serious shredding.
Keep in mind, skiing the Ridge terrain comes with increased avalanche danger, and skiers are required to wear a beacon when accessing the area, and it’s recommended to carry a shovel and probe and to ski with a buddy. Remember, this terrain has no marked runs, so in order to find this particular avalanche chute, follow the lift down about 350 feet. Hit the gate at skier’s left, and get ready to rip.
Bridger Bowl boasts two terrain parks if you like to get a little crazy, stomping rails and bombing slopestyle. Sorry for the copout, but you’re the one who has to pick the best. The park on upper Sunnyside is where you’ll find the serious jumps and more challenging features for the experts, while the one on lower Sunnyside is more of a starting point. Whichever one you hit, be sure you don’t bail in front of the lift riders.