A judged freeriding event off Bridger’s ridge is taking place Feb. 16. Participants are judged on a 1–10 scale on a single run that must be completed within 3 minutes.

Skiers and snowboarders, 16 years or older, are welcome to participate in the event as long as a valid season pass or lift ticket is presented. The race begins atop Bridger Gully, take the Bridger lift, hike the ridge and ski to start. A mandatory check-in process takes place at in the Jim Bridger Lodge at 8 a.m. with the race subsequently beginning at 10:30 a.m.

For safety purposes, all participants are required to have a snowboarding or skiing helmet as well as a 457kHz avalanche transceiver.

There is an entry fee of $40. Awards include cash and door prizes, medals and an entry to the grand prize drawing which commences March 17.

More additional information regarding the freeriding event, including click here. To register for the event, click here. The registration period ends 12 p.m. Feb. 15. Any participants under 18 requires a parent or guardian’s signature.


For ski conditions 24 hours a day visit the links below:

Bridger Bowl located at 15795 Bridger Canyon Road, Bozeman

Big Sky Resort located at 50 Big Sky Resort Road, Big Sky

Blacktail Mountain located at 3990 Blacktail Rd, Lakeside

Red Lodge Mountain located at 305 Ski Run Rd, Red Lodge

Maverick Mountain located at 1600 Maverick Mountain Rd, Polaris

Montana Snowbowl located at 1700 Snow Bowl Rd, Missoula

Lost Trail Powder Mountain located at 9485 US-93, Sula

Discovery Ski Area located at 180 Discovery Basin Rd, Anaconda

Montana Snowbowl located at 1700 Snow Bowl Rd, Missoula

Showdown Montana located at 2850 US-89, Neihart

Turner Mountain located at Pipe Creek Rd, Libby

Whitefish Mountain located at 1015 Glades Dr, Whitefish

Jackson Hole located at 3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village in Wyoming


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