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I'm a washington transplant to bozeman, and been riding bridger for a few years. It is really a one of a kind ski area. What most people have been saying is true, its a comunity owned non profit runs it, no high speed lifts, lots of diverse steep terrain. If you are coming from baker, you will miss some powder days. Bridger gets 350 in a year, not quite the powder factory as other places.
As the slack country goes the ridge is in bounds but requires a hike from the top of the lifts. They have open boundries so once you one the ridge you can hike out of bounds to the north to or south as far as you want, or head down the west side and skin back up. Avy danger is more serious then WA, we had a death this year on the west side, and miss a bullet last year when saddle peak to the south slide big with multiple people on it. The inbounds riding will keep you happy for years
Another thing to note is that it is a skier dominated mountain, id guess 90% skiers to boarders, you'll have to be ready to take the board off to make it up side steps, one footing icy traveres and hike along the ridge while skiers skate by.
Snow was great this year, and a cool spring means its stayed around. I had a nice ride down super coulior from the ridge on the split board yesterday.