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post #31 of 57
We're planning Moonlight Sunday and Bridger Friday. Given that we're driving from Boulder on Saturday beforehand, I'd rather ski close to the Huntley on Sunday.
post #32 of 57
An advantage of skiing Bridger Bowl is you can stay in Bozeman Friday night which makes getting to the airport or heading out I-90 much easier.
post #33 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Springhill Crazie
There are two very good reasons to ski Bridger:
  • Nolo
  • Rio
Seventy-five miles one way is less then I drive for a day trip. A buck fifty round trip is a cheap fare for a guide.

Personal guides are priceless.
Are you sure you want to follow around someone who starts the tour out with a disclaimer that he/she is not responsible for any damage his/her tour might cause to equipment, body or psyche? (No, I'm not talking about Bob Peters but he probably should have a similar disclaimer limited to equipment.)
post #34 of 57
Rio, is that you or Nolo?

However, from what I've heard, that would be pretty much anyone at Bridger who has a CLU, right?!
post #35 of 57
Thread Starter 
CLU? Whazzit?
post #36 of 57
CLU? Well... Cognitive Linguistic Understanding. Or, in other words, a clue.
post #37 of 57
Nolo -

I understand your confusion. Its rare someone accuses a Bridger Bowl skier of having a clue.
post #38 of 57
Thread Starter 
Okay. I'll try to get a CLU by then.
post #39 of 57
Nah, don't bother. The locals and their character are one of the things that make Bridger a great place to ski. Its hard to find 50-something ski bums anywhere else.
post #40 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by nolo
Okay. I'll try to get a CLU by then.
I'll bring you my CLU button...
post #41 of 57
At the time it looks like it will be Bridger on Friday. For people interested in spending the night in Bozeman you can get reservations for motels through Bridger Bowl. The link below has a list of the motels and thier prices:

http://www.bridgerbowl.com/fs_lodging.php

If people are staying around in Bozeman Friday night we can arrange to go out to one of the local restaurants or we can just head to my place for drinks and snacks.
post #42 of 57
that's cool with me, I'd prefer Bridger anyway... I've got a mtn bike "winter olympics" event at my friend's ranch in Rock Creek starting friday night, so I'll just head back to Rock Creek after the ski day at Bridger.
post #43 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by gonzostrike
that's cool with me, I'd prefer Bridger anyway... I've got a mtn bike "winter olympics" event at my friend's ranch in Rock Creek starting friday night, so I'll just head back to Rock Creek after the ski day at Bridger.
You'll be a little late for the festival, but will you be stopping by the Rock Creek Lodge for their house specialty?

http://www.testyfesty.com/
post #44 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rio
Are you sure you want to follow around someone who starts the tour out with a disclaimer that he/she is not responsible for any damage his/her tour might cause to equipment, body or psyche? (No, I'm not talking about Bob Peters but he probably should have a similar disclaimer limited to equipment.)
Bob Peters = Swift, silent, deep?
Rio = warp drive
Nolo = smoooooooth, sweet, silent, deep
post #45 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rio
An advantage of skiing Bridger Bowl is you can stay in Bozeman Friday night which makes getting to the airport or heading out I-90 much easier.
OK, then, if we have to leave on Friday afternoon, and we wanted to ski Fri morning, which area would be closer to the airport? Moonlight, or Bridger?

Originally wanted to stay the entire weekend, but my son has a gymnastics meet on Sat, cry cry cry in my IPA.
post #46 of 57
Bridger Bowl is closer to the airport....around 30 minutes away compared to 1 hour 15 for Moonlight. Also, the road from Bridger is much easier to drive in adverse weather.
post #47 of 57
Then I think we'll join you guys for Fri at Bridger. That'll be me and Darin, ahem, he skis, I mean
post #48 of 57

Wheres this Stand?

Does it look like this is coming off? I'd like to visit a second ski area while out in Montana.

1) Is it finalized at Bridger Bowl?
2) How many are planning to do this?
3) I'm flying back to Cleveland on Saturday, are others staying in Bozeman on Friday night?
4) Are there rides available?
I'd probably need one, but I might rent a car for the week if I can split the rental in some manner for this ride to Bridger on Friday. I looked in December and a small car (3 skiers w/ luggage at best) was $160 or so back then. Also, I'm getting in at 6:00pm or so on Friday 1/21/05 so if others were arriving Friday evening we could rent a car and skip the cost of a shuttle/taxi from BZN to Big Sky that night, making the car rental scheme more affordable.

Thanks,

Paul
post #49 of 57
Thread Starter 
We are going to be at Bridger Friday. I will try to get us a group rate on tickets--I've been waiting for us to reach the critical mass to be called a group, and it looks like we're darn close, so I'll go bug the group sales folks and report back on the rate.

There will be a few cars driving from Big Sky to Bridger Friday a.m. early, I will pack my ski rack and be happy to take folks to Bridger, but then I have to bail on y'all and go to my daughter's basketball game at 6 p.m. This link will take you to lodging options in Bozeman for those needing a room for the night--I believe these places all have airport shuttles: http://www.bridgerbowl.com/fs_lodging.php
post #50 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimmyD
4) Are there rides available?
Paul, Tim and I will likely have room for another person. Keep in mind that we'll be heading back to the Huntley Friday night.
post #51 of 57
Count me in for Friday at Bridger
post #52 of 57
Me and my wife want to go. Now we are planning on checking in at one of the Bozeman area m/hotels and fly back the following day. But we may need a ride. Is there anyone going that can accommodate two more from Big Sky to Bridger? Any of you booking m/hotel in the Bzn area?
post #53 of 57
Thread Starter 
We will need 20 people in our group to get the group rate ($3 off each ticket) at Bridger. I don't think we'll make it, but the daily rate of $37 isn't bad. Rio is looking into getting us a place to store stuff during the day on Friday.
post #54 of 57
looks like there are no places left for a ride for two. How can I get there from Big Sky? Shuttle, Bus, ... ?
post #55 of 57
Thread Starter 
We'll find you a ride, Nando. Sno'more and I will each have cars going from Big Sky to Bridger Friday morning and to my knowledge I have no riders yet.
post #56 of 57
BTW, if you plan to go, please vote in the poll thread. We'll work out rides, too...
post #57 of 57
Great. It's for me and my wife. I'll arrange accommodations in BZN then.
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