About Us

PROVIDING ACCESS to a lifetime of outdoor experiences

We’re proud of our unique position as a community-focused ski organization: our doors
are open to anyone who wants to ski and we love the diversity of skiers in our programs and on Bozeman's trails. We fundraise approximately half
our operating budget each year to keep program costs down, and we groom trails for public access at seven venues in Bozeman. COME SKI WITH

Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) is a nonprofit community ski organization based in Bozeman, Montana. We provide and fund educational and competitive programs for all ages, year round, in Nordic, Alpine, Freeskiing, Freestyle, Freeride, and Snowboarding. BSF also grooms an incredible network of community Nordic ski trails for the public in Bozeman.

BSF is an equal opportunity provider. Our programs and trails are open to everyone, and we strive to keep skiing affordable through fundraising, scholarships, financial aid, open trail access, and equipment assistance.

In 2015, BSF became a Gold Certified Club, the highest recognition given by U.S. Ski & Snow­board; in 2019, they once again earned that designation through the recertification process.  

Bridger Ski Foundation is operating under a special use permit with the Custer Gallatin National Forest.


BSF grooms over 70+km of trails at multiple venues across the Gallatin Valley.


Mission Statement

Inspiring a lifelong love of skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. Our goal is to create opportunities through educational and competitive programs in Alpine, Freestyle, and Nordic skiing and to groom cross-country ski trails in the Bozeman community.

Statement of Values

Maximize Athlete Potential

We provide programs that assist each participant in reaching his/her potential.

Quality Programs

We provide quality programs, training and venues that support and develop athletic excellence and personal growth. We strive to maintain an environment that is fun and enriching.

High Caliber Coaching and Staff

We attract, retain and develop directors, coaches, and staff of the highest caliber, both personally and professionally. We provide ongoing training and learning opportunities for them.


We are committed to affordable and accessible learn-to-ski programs and seek community support and scholarships to help athletes as they move up the pipeline.


We build relationships with the school system and work with participants so they can excel in their sport and school.

Safe Sport

We apply best practices to maximize the safety of our participants.


We cultivate and grow positive relationships with BSF volunteers.

Community Relations

We promote positive, productive relationships with the local community, community partners, and supporters of BSF. 

Culture & Sportsmanship

We expect all athletes, parents, coaches, volunteers, and employees to exhibit exceptional sportsmanship and contribute to the BSF culture and the broader community.


With roots dating back to 1936, BSF has a long, rich history of keeping skiing a grassroots, volunteer-based activity for local families. Learn more here.

Strategic plan