Leading Community Partner: BSF

March 22, 2016

Every winter, Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF) grooms 70 kilometers of cross country ski trails in our area.

These trails are open (and free) for public use. In fact, BSF is one of only a handful of ski clubs nationwide that does not charge a mandatory trail pass fee.

Our Co-op is proud to support these efforts, partnering with BSF as one of our Leading Community Partners through our Deep Roots program.

Their work to provide public groomed trails makes winter recreation more accessible to all.

In addition to trail grooming, BSF offers educational and competitive programs in alpine, freestyle and nordic skiing and organizes the annual Bozeman Ski Swap. More than 570 kids and adults are currently enrolled in one of their ski programs.

The Co-op may have deep roots in Bozeman, however, BSF dates even further back. Officially founded in 1975 (then known as the Bridger Ski Education Foundation), its roots actually dig back to 1935 with the construction of the first ski lift in Montana, near Karst Camp in Gallatin Canyon. It was at this time that organized ski events began to take place, inspiring volunteers to join together for a common cause, forming our community’s first ski club.

Photography by Jessie Moore Photography. Check out photos of all of our Leading Community Partners, on display now in the Flying C Cafe and Co-op Downtown.

Co-op Deep Roots

In operation since 1979, the Co-op has deep roots in Bozeman. As a community-owned business, we believe that bringing people together, inspiring change and making a difference in our community is all part of being a good neighbor.

The Deep Roots project digs deep to give back to our community in meaningful and inspiring ways, with a commitment to “Respect the food, the people and the place.”

What other non-profit groups are doing amazing things in our community? Check out a full list of our Leading Community Partners.