The following is a news release from Bridger Bowl.
Bridger Bowl Board of Directors have approved a $4.1 million dollar multi-lift construction project to be completed in time for the 2013-14 season.
Bridger officials have decided to replace the current Alpine lift , a 1967 Riblet double chair, with two Skytrac triple chair lifts with ChairKid loading carpets to better serve the current Alpine and Powder Park (ski run) terrain. Both of the new lifts will originate just north of the current Alpine Chair.
Increased lift capacity, reliability and comfort to some of Bridger's best intermediate, lower intermediate and beginner terrain is the primary goal.
Both chairs will also have loading carpets as are now found on several other of our lifts. The New Alpine Lift #1 will terminate below the north end of the North Bowl and serve intermediate terrain such as Powder Park Run, Powder Puff, Powder Hog and Baby Bear.
The New Alpine Lift #2 will terminate at the top of Montagne's Meadow, providing easy access to some of our best beginner, lower intermediate and intermediate terrain including Montagne's Meadow, Porcupine Run, Limestone, and Bobcat.
One of the major reasons for the positioning of these two lifts is to move the lifts, as well as beginner and intermediate skiers and boarders, away from the avalanche paths found at and around the top terminal of the current Alpine lift.
Lift lines have already been cut for these two new lifts and can be seen in the photos on our map page.
This will be a major capital improvement for Bridger Bowl and will help vastly improve the beginner and intermediate skiing and riding experience on the mountain for years to come.
New names for the chair lifts will be announced this spring. Work on the two new lifts will commence as soon as conditions permit this spring and will be planned for opening this fall of 2013.