Patience comes to those who wait and we don't have to wait much longer, amigos.

According to BridgerBowl.com, Ski area operating dates: December 9th, 2011 through April 8th, 2012.

The mountain will be open to skiers from 9am to 4pm except on Christmas Day (Dec. 25th) in which we will open at 10am until 4pm.

If you're not familiar with Bridger Bowl's offerings, this excerpt from Budget Travel pretty much wraps it up:

Bridger is one of the biggest mom-and-pop mountains in the U.S., and this year it replaced its two main lifts with one triple chair, increasing the number of skiers served by 7.5 percent and reducing undue stoppages. Single storms here can bring more than 70 inches, and the terrain goes from beginner to expert (the famed Bridger Ridge features steep, 500-vertical-foot chutes where avalanche beacons are necessary). The world-class ski school for kids plus numerous blue and green runs keep the place from getting too hard-core. bridgerbowl.com, adult passes from $47.