“We’re still relatively uncrowded. We’re trying to just keep it as comfortable as possible for as long as we can.”– Bridger Bowl General Manager Bob Pettit
Bozeman, Montana’s meteoric rise is no secret, which has brought the crowds to the local ski resorts: Bridger Bowl and Big Sky Resort. To counter this rise in popularity, Bridger Bowl needs more indoor space for guests. According to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the Gallatin County Commission approved requests from Bridger Bowl to construct a new base lodge. The new base lodge will be placed next to the existing lodges, Saddle Peak and Jim Bridger. The four-story building will be around forty thousand square feet(double the size of the Jim Bridger Lodge). Some of the features will include food and beverage options, bathrooms, lost and found, ski bag check-in, more than nine hundred seasonal lockers(the current lodge has nine hundred lockers and seven hundred people on their waitlist), and more. It has not been made official yet when the lodge will be built, or how much it will cost. The construction process would take about fourteen to sixteen months. Once completed, resort officials are planning to tear down the Jim Bridger Lodge.
You can read the memorandum proposal here.
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