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Backcountry Skiing Essentials – Bridger Bowl
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Tobacco Root Mountains, MT Photo © ShredKt Photography

Tired or bored of lift served skiing? Ever wonder what lies beyond? Concerned about safety and cost? MMA’s Bridger Bowl backcountry ski program is for those who answer with an emphatic “yes!”

Bridger Bowl is world-renowned for its fantastic terrain and great powder. This program utilizes Bridger’s lifts to access the backcountry through a gate to the north or south. The terrain and powder are similar, but there is a big difference: less people. This program covers how to use skins, skinning technique, avalanche awareness, and techniques for skiing powder. Backcountry skiing experience is not required, but participants should be able to comfortably ski or snowboard intermediate runs; and be in good physical condition.

MMA supplies transceivers, shovels and probes. This winter earn your turns with MMA’s qualified instructors and take in the marvelous world of backcountry skiing few people have experienced.

Participant to instructor ratio: 1: 1; 1: 2 ; 1: 3
Cost per person: (1: 1) $275; (1: 2) $190; (1: 3) $150 plus $37 special rate lift pass


  • Upon request Decmeber through April


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Hebgan Lake, MT Photo © ShredKt Photography

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Gallatin Range, MT Photo © ShredKt Photography

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Bridger Range, MT Photo © ShredKt Photography