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2021-2022 Trails Recap
April 20, 2022 2:33 PM
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BSF Trails

Hey all,

The 2021-2022 Community Nordic Trails Season Recap is now available! Check it out at

https://www.bridgerskifoundation.org/newspost/community-nordic-trails-2021-22-report

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April 1 News Release
April 1, 2022 9:00 AM
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BSF Trails

BSF Purchases Winch Cat for Spring Season Grooming- A first for Nordic

New Community Nordic Trails Winch Cat undergoing field tests

The Bridger Ski Foundation recently completed the purchase of a new Pisten Bully 600 Polar Winch Cat, extending its trail grooming season into the late spring and summer by enabling access to higher elevation terrain. 

“This is unprecedented in the Nordic ski world”, said Evan Weiss, BSF’s Executive Director.  “Normally our town trails melt out by early March- this equipment will enable us to continue grooming in the higher elevations, set tracks and lay perfect corduroy on slope angles exceeding 60 degrees.”

BSF Pro Team head coach Andy Newell had this to say about the new equipment: “One thing we’ve been pushing for is better training on more challenging terrain to be able to compete on the World Cup level.”  

Not everyone was thrilled about the purchase, initially.  

“It didn’t fit the bill for any Nordic ski area, let alone a community-funded trails program”, said BSF Trails Director, Dan Cantrell. “But then, I realized we're gonna get to drive this thing… And let’s be honest, it’s pretty awesome. Once that sunk-in, I was for it 100%”

 

Permitting is underway to allow grooming to the top of Granite Peak at 12,807 feet in elevation, the highest point in Montana. 

UPDATE: April Fools!

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Sourdough Rocks!
March 3, 2022 9:26 AM
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BSF Trails

4/2/22 Update ----Congratulations to Jamie Martin, this year's "Sourdough Rocks!" Raffle winner!!! Thank you to everyone for helping keep the trail clear!!!-----

All year long!

Please help us improve spring skiing and grooming in Sourdough by removing rocks from the groomed trail-

Send a photo of you and your rock... and you're entered for a $25 Wild Crumb Bakery gift certificate, some cool BSF swag, and the undying appreciation of all Sourdough skiers and groomers!

Please don't hurt yourself, your equipment (there's a broken pole story here) or anyone else!

Tag us on @bridgerskifoundation in your photo on Instagram or Facebook, or email your photo with the subject line “Sourdough Rocks!” to trails@bridgerskifoundation.org, by March 31. Drawing will take place on April 2.



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