About Us
PROVIDING ACCESS TO A LIFETIME OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES

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, and Freestyle/Freeskiing. We also groom an incredible network of community Nordic ski trails for the public in Bozeman. We focus on inspiring a lifelong love skiing, athletic excellence, and personal growth. 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 the U.S. Ski & Snow­board Association (USSA).  

GROOMING YOUR COMMUNITY TRAILS.

We’re proud of our unique position as 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 six venues in Bozeman. COME SKI WITH US.

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.

Affordability

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.

Academics

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.

Volunteers

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.

HISTORY

Our origins date back to 1936. Read more about our history ....