Bridger Bowl, Inc. Records, 1962-1978  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Bridger Bowl
Title
Bridger Bowl, Inc. Records
Dates
1962-1978
Quantity
1.2 linear feet
Collection Number
Collection 2091, MtBC, us (collection)
Summary
The Bridger Bowl, Inc. Records consist of reports, board minutes, correspondence and other documents created or collected by the management of Bridger Bowl.
Repository
Montana State University Library, Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections
Montana State University-Bozeman Library
Merrill G Burlingame Special Collections
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT
59717-3320
Telephone: 406-994-4242
Fax: 406-994-2851
https://www.lib.montana.edu/archives/contact-form/
Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Reports, board minutes, correspondence and other documents created or collected by the management of Bridger Bowl. The records have been arranged in no particular order, although it appears an attempt was made after they were initially accessioned to put them in rough chronological order. Also included are copy 35mm transparencies of photographs from other parties that were added by the donor. The contents of each folder have been individually calendared.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Bridger Bowl Ski Area is a popular ski and snowboarding area located just East of Bozeman, Montana on the Frontage Road. Bridger Bowl is located in the Bridger Range of the Rocky Mountains, and is within the confines of the Gallatin National Forrest. Bridger Bowl has been used as a ski and recreational area since the mid 1940’s. But, it wasn’t until 1949 when the Montana State government bought Bridger Bowl to combine the area with the Gallatin National Forrest; and to propose Bridger Bowl as a state park and ski area. Even so, it took some time to get off the ground and to make serious advances. In February, 1954 Bridger Bowl registered as a corporation with the Montana Secretary of State’s office. Among its first officers was Donald Belding, the donor of these records. The corporation’s board, with the help of over 60 volunteers, introduced the original platter lift which was opened for public use in January, 1955. With a lift transporting skier’s up the Mountain, the facility started to gain popularity in the Bozeman area. Eventually it received non profit status and started investing the capital gained from ticket sales back into the mountain. Between 1960 and 1970, five more lifts were added; giving skier’s a much wider range of terrain to traverse. Currently, Bridger Bowl is one of the most popular ski areas in Montana. Bridger Bowl boasts 2,000 acres of terrain, 8 chairlifts, 2,500 vertical feet, 3 lodges, a ski school, and plans for future renovations.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Financial statements, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1970-1978, 1986Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/1

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/1
Balance Sheet
February 28, 1962
Income Statement for Month and Five Months Ended
February 28, 1962
Comparative Income Statement for Five Months Ended
February 28, 1962
Analysis of Capital Expenditures and Obligations
1967-1968 Season
Assignment of State Land Use Permit
September 19, 1967
Comparative Income Statements for Seven Months Ended
1967; April 30, 1968
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1968
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1970
Comparative Income Statements for Seven Months Ended
1969; April 30, 1970
Comparative Income Statement for Seven Months Ended
1970; April 30, 1971
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1971
Pay Scale for
1971-1972 Season
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1972
Comparative Income Statements for Six Months Ended
1971; March 31, 1972
Comparative Balance Sheet for
1971; April 30, 1972
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1972
Comparative Income Statements for Seven Months Ended
1971; April 30, 1972
Summer Operation Budget
circa 1972
Receipts and Disbursements for
May 23-June 13, 1972
Letter from Bridger Canyon Property Owners Association
Lift Rates for
1972-1973 Season
Analysis of Expenditures for
May 1-November 1, 1972
Budget for
September 20-November 1, 1972
Letter from Heidel-Vandenhook Agency, Re: Insurance Program
Balance Sheet Statement
October 31, 1972
Letter from Heidel-Vandenhook Agency, Re: Insurance Quotation
November 14, 1972
Balance Sheet Statement
November 30, 1972
Expenditures for Two Months Ended
1971; November 30, 1972
Balance Sheet Statement
December 31, 1972
Expenditures for Three Months Ended
December 31, 1972
Income Projection for
1972-1973 Season
Operating Budget for
1972-1973 Season
Montana Travel Price List for
1972-1973 Season

Financial Statements, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/2

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/2
Expenditures for Four Months Ended
1972; January 31, 1973
Balance Sheet Statement
January 31, 1973
Expenditures for Five Months Ended
1972; February 28 1973
Balance Sheet Statement
February 28, 1973
Balance Sheet Statement
March 31, 1973
Expenditures for Six Months Ended
1972; March 31, 1973
Balance sheet
March 31, 1973
Expenditures
April 24, 1973
Operating Budget for
1973-1974 Season
Summer Budget
1973
Ticket Sales, Weekend VS Weekday
1972; 1973
Expenditures for Seven Months Ended
1972; April 30, 1973
Operating Budget, Revised for
1973-1974 Season
Balance Sheet Statement
April 30, 1973
Capital Items for
May 1-August 31, 1973
Balance Sheet
September 30, 1973
Income Statements for Years Ended
1972; September 30, 1973
Ticket Sales to
1972; November 11, 1973
Balance Sheet Statement
November 30, 1973
Income Statements for Two Months Ended
1970; 1971; 1972; November 30, 1973
Summary of Insurance Coverages
November 13, 1973
Comparative Income
1972; December 31, 1973
Balance Sheet Statement
December 31, 1973

Financial Statements, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/3

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/3
Ticket Sales
1973; January 1974
Balance Sheet Statement
January 31, 1974
Balance Sheet Statement
February 28, 1974
Income Statements for Six Months Ended
1973; March 31, 1974
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1974
Letter from Ross Macpherson, Re: Bill for Special Use Permit
April 9 1974
Letter from Donald A. Belding, Re: Special Use Permit
April 23, 1974
Amendment 1 for Special Use Permit
Bozeman Visitors Bureau Income
May 28, 1974
Discount Plan for
1974-1975 Season
Financial Statements (Audit)
by Veltkamp, Dore, and Company
September 30, 1974
Letter from Veltkamp, Dore and Company Re: Report on Financial Statements
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Proposed Budget
Proposed Budget
1974-1975 Season
Table of Fees Paid by Students
November 26, 1974
MSU Ski Program
December 6, 1974
Balance Sheet Statement
December 31, 1974
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Correction to MSU Ski Program
Planning Committee - Finance Subcommittee
circa 1974
Evaluation of Pricing Policy
Evaluation of Debts
1970-1973
Estimated Cost of Changing Midway Station on Alpine Lift
circa 1974
Operations Budget
1974-1975 Season

Financial Statements, 1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/4

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/4
Comparative Analyses of Bridger Bovlvith Those of a Nation Wide Survey
Weekly Operations Report
January 26, 1975
Mountain Operations Daily Cash Report
January 28 1975
Income and Expenses of the MSU Program
February 9, 1975
Balance Sheet Statement
February 28, 1975
Income Statement for Five Months Ended
February 28, 1975
Weekly Operations Report
March 3, 1975
Suggested Lift Rates for
1975-1976 Season
Balance Sheet Statement
March 31, 1975
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1975
Comparison of Bridger Bowl Actuals, Budget and Goals with Industry Averages
Income Statement and Budget Comparison for Month of March and for Six Months Ended in
March 1975
Day Ticket Usage through
April 4, 1975
Weekly Report
April 6, 1975
Suggested Lift Rates for
(Revised)
1975-1976 Season
Income Statements for Six Months Ended
March 31, 1975; 1976
Balance Sheet Statement
April 30, 1975
Income Statement for Seven Months Ended
April 30, 1975
Balance Sheet Statement
May 31, 1975
Income Statement for Eight Months Ended
May 31, 1975
Balance Sheet Statement
June 30, 1975
Income Statement for Nine Months Ended
June 30, 1975
Balance Sheet Statement
July 31, 1975
Income Statement for Ten Months Ended
July 31, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Proposed Budget, Five Year Forecast
Financial (Audit)
by Galusha, Higgins, and Galusha
1974; September 30, 1975
Balance Sheet Statement
September 30, 1975
Balance Sheet
September 30, 1975
Income Statement Years Ended
1974; September 30, 1975
Summary of Loans
November 21, 1975
Balance Sheet
December 31, 1975
Budget Report
December 31, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Budget
Comparison of Lift Prices for
1975-1976
Budget Report
undated
Summer Manpower Budget
1975 Season

Financial Statements, 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/5

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/5
Letter from James R. Branch Re: Obtaining Additional Dollars at Bridger Bowl
Weekly Food Report
Ski School Weekly Operations Report
January 24, 1976
Weekly Office Operations Report
January 24, 1976
abulation of Comparative Data, Critical Economic Ratios
1974-1975 Season
Balance Sheet
January 31, 1976
Budget Report
January 31, 1976
Tabulation of Operating Statistics with Average Ski Area
1974
Balance Sheet
February 29, 1976
Budget Report
February 29, 1976
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1976
Budget Report
March 31, 1976
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1976
Budget Report
April 30, 1976
Proposed Lift Rates
1976-1977 Season
Letter front Robert S. Macdonald Re: Ski Patrol Budget Increases
Balance Sheet
August 31, 1976
Budget Report
August 31, 1976
Balance Sheet
September 30, 1976
Budget Report
September 30, 1976
Financial Statements
by Galusha, Higgins, and Galusha
1975; September 30, 1976
Letter from Galusha, Higgins, and Galusha Re: Financial Statement
Proposed Budget for
1976-1977 Season
Balance Sheet
November 30, 1976
Budget Report
November 30, 1976
Bozeman Visitors Bureau Report on
1975-1976 Season

Financial Statements, 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/6

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/6
Balance Sheet
January 31, 1977
Budget Report
January 31, 1977
Balance Sheet
February 28, 1977
Budget Report
February 28, 1977
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1977
Budget Report
March 31, 1977
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1977
Budget Report
April 30, 1977
Balance Sheet
May 31, 1977
Budget Report
May 31, 1977
Balance Sheet
June 30, 1977
Budget Report
June 30, 1977
Balance Sheet
July 31, 1977
Budget Report
July 31, 1977
Balance Sheet
August 31, 1977
Budget Report
August 31, 1977
Budget Report for the Month of September and Twelve Months Ending in
September 30, 1977
Financial Statements (Audit)
by Galusha, Higgins, and Galusha
1976; September 30, 1977
Five Year Projection, Commencing with Fiscal Year
1977
Balance Sheet
December 31, 1977
Budget Report
December 31, 1977
Budget Report
1977
Income and Expenses
1974; 1975; 1976; 1977
Average Ski Area Financial Data Tabulation Sheet
Proposed Budget for the
1977-1978 Season

Financial Statements, 1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/7

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/7
Balance Sheet Statement
January 31, 1978
Budget Report
January 31, 1978
Balance Sheet
January 31, 1978
Capital Expenditures Year to Date
January 31, 1978
Profit and Loss Statement
January 31, 1978
Balance Sheet
February 28, 1978
Budget Report
February 28, 1978
Balance Sheet
March 31, 1978
Budget Report
March 31, 1978
Balance Sheet
April 30, 1978
Budget Report
April 30, 1978
Capital Expenditure Year to Date
April 31, 1978
Major Capital Estimates
June 13, 1978
Salary Agreement for Robert S. Macdonald
1975-1976 Season; 1976-1977 Season; 1977-1978 Season
Year to Year Comparisons
1974-1975 Season; 1975-1976 Season; 1976-1977 Season; 1977-1978 Season
Suggested Lift Rates for
1978-1979 Season
Capital Expansion
and Five Year Projection
1978-1979 Season
Budget for
1978-1979 Season

Proposal's for a Ski Area and Food ConcessionReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/8

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/8
Suggested Criteria for Selection of a Ski Shop Operator
undated
Agreement and Plan for Skier Services
August 9, 1974
Bridger Mountain Sports Proposal for a Ski Area
August 1, 1974
The Sport Chalet Proposal for a Ski Area
July 12, 1974
The Round House Proposal for a Ski Area
July 15, 1974
The Beaver Pond Proposal for a Ski Area
undated
Break-down of the Proposal's for a Ski Area
undated
W.W. Polston Proposal for a Food Concession
July 29, 1972
W.W. Polston Proposal for a Food Concession
August 1973
W.W. Polston Amended Proposal for a Food Concession
October 5, 1973
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Food Service
June 19, 1975

Marketing SubcommitteeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 1/9

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
1/9
Promotion Proposal for Bridger Bowl
circa 1976
Marketing Subcommittee Letter
undated
Thoughts on Marketing Bridger Bowl
undated

Minutes, 1971Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/1

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/1
Annual Meeting of the Members
April 25
Annual Meeting of the Directors
June 3
Special Meeting of the Directors
June 4
Statement to Amend Minutes of
June 22
General Meeting of the Shareholders
December 13

Minutes, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/2

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/2
Annual Meeting of the Members
April 25
Annual Meeting of the Directors
May 23
Meeting of the Directors
June 13
Special Meeting of the Directors
June 20
Meeting of the Directors
July 11
Meeting of the Directors
July 18
Meeting of the Directors
July 21
Meeting of the Directors
July 25
Meeting of the Directors
August 8
Meeting of the Directors
August 22
Meeting of the Directors
August 28
Meeting of the Directors
September 5
Meeting of the Directors
September 12
Special Meeting of the Members
September 28
Meeting of the Directors
September 26
Special Meeting of the Directors
September 28
Meeting or the Directors
October 3
Special Meeting of the Directors
October 6
Meeting of the Directors
October 10
Special Meeting of the Directors
October 17
Special Meeting of the Directors
October 19
Semiannual Meeting of the Members
October 26
Meeting of the Directors
October 26
Special Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement only)
October 31
Meeting of the Directors
(Hand written, no date)
circa October
Special Meeting of the Directors
November 6
Meeting of the Directors
November 14
Meeting of the Directors
November 28
Meeting of the Directors
December 12
Meeting of the Sewage System Committee
December 12
Meeting of the Directors
December 26

Minutes, 1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/3

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/3
Special Meeting of the Directors
January 5
Meeting of the Directors
January 9
Special Meeting of the Directors
January 11
Meeting of the Directors of the Bridger Canyon Property Owners
January 23
Special Meeting of the Directors
January 29
Special Meeting of the Directors
February 7
Meeting of the Directors
February 13
Meeting of the Directors
February 27
Meeting of the Directors
March 13
Special Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement Only)
March 16
Meeting of the Directors
March 27
Meeting of the Directors
April 10
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
(Announcement Only)
April 24
Special Meeting of the Directors
May 1
Special Meeting of the Directors
May 15
Meeting of the Directors
May 22
Meeting of the Directors
June 12
Meeting of the Directors
June 26
Special Meeting of the Directors
July 5
Meeting of the Directors
September 11
Special Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement Only)
September 18
Special Meeting of Key Personnel
September 19
Meeting of the Directors
September 25
Meeting of the Directors
October 9
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
(Announcement Only)
October 23
Meeting of the Directors
November 13
Meeting of the Directors
November 27
Meeting of the Directors
December 11
Special Meeting of the Directors
December 20

Minutes, 1974Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/4

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/4
Meeting of the Directors
January 8
Meeting of the Directors
January 22
Meeting of the Directors
February 12
Meeting of the Directors
February 26
Meeting of the Directors
March 12
Meeting of the Directors
March 26
Meeting of the Directors
April 9
Annual Meeting of the Members
(Announcement Only)
April 23
Meeting of the Directors
April 23
Meeting of the Directors
May 14
Meeting of the Directors
May 28
Special Meeting of the Directors
June 3
Special Meeting of the Directors
June 5
Meeting of the Directors
June 11
Special Meeting of the Directors
June 12
Meeting of the Directors
June 25
Meeting of the Directors
July 9
Memorandum from Gil Oiebink
July 9
Meeting of the Directors
July 23
Meeting of the Directors
August 13
Meeting of the Directors
August 27
Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement Only)
September 17
Meeting of the Directors
September 24
Meeting of the Directors
October 8
Send-Annual Meeting of the Members
(Announcement Only)
October 22
Meeting of the Directors
(Agenda Only)
November 26
Meeting of the Directors
December 10
Meeting of the Directors
November 26

Minutes, 1975Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/5

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/5
Meeting of the Directors
January 14
Meeting of the Directors
January 28
Meeting of the Directors
February 25
Meeting of the Directors
March 11
Meeting of the Directors
March 25
Meeting of the Directors
April 8
Meeting of the Planning Committee
April 22
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
April 29
Meeting of the National Ski Area Association
May 29
Meeting of the Directors
June 3
Meeting of the Directors
June 10
Meeting of the Northern Area Operators
June 11
Meeting of the Directors
September 9
Meeting of the Directors
October 21
Special Meeting of the Directors
October 22
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
November 11
Meeting of the Directors
November 18
Meeting of the Directors
December 16

Minutes, 1976Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/6

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/6
Meeting of the Directors
January 20
Meeting of the Directors
February 17
Meeting of the Directors
March 15
Meeting of the Directors
(Agenda Only)
April 20
Meeting of the Directors
June 9
Meeting of the Directors
June 22
Meeting of the Directors
July 13
Meeting of the Directors
September 21
Meeting of the Directors
October 19
Meeting of the Members
November 16
Meeting of the Directors
November 23
Meeting of the Directors
December 21
Meeting of the Operations Committee
undated

Minutes, 1977Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/7

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/7
Meeting of the Directors
January 21
Special Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement Only)
February 1
Meeting of the Base Planning and Zoning Committee
February 9
Meeting of the Directors
February 15
Meeting of the Directors
(Announcement Only)
March 1
Meeting of the Directors
March 15
Meeting of the Directors
March 29
Meeting of the Directors
April 12
Meeting of the Directors
April 19
Meeting of the Directors
May 10
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
May 24
Meeting of the Directors
May 25
Meeting of the Directors
June 14
Meeting of the Directors
June 28
Meeting of the Directors
July 5
Meeting of the Directors
August 30
Meeting of the Directors
September 13
Meeting of the Directors
September 27
Meeting of the Directors
October 11
Meeting of the Directors
November 8
Meeting of the Directors
November 16
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
November 21
Semi-Annual Meeting of the Members
November 25
Meeting of the Water and Sewage District
December 5
Meeting of the Directors
undated

Minutes, 1978Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/8

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/8
Meeting of the Directors
January 17
Meeting of the Directors
February 21
Meeting of the Directors
March 3
Meeting of the Directors
March 21
Meeting of the Directors
March 30
Special Meeting of the Directors
April 4
Meeting of the Directors
April 4
Meeting of the Directors
April 18
Meeting of the Directors
April 25
Meeting of the Directors
May 2
Meeting of the Directors
May 2
Meeting of the Directors
May 9
Meeting of the Directors
May 16
Meeting of the Directors
May 23
Annual Meeting of the Members
May 25
Meeting of the Directors
May 25
Meeting of the Members
(Announcement Only)
August 3
Meeting of the Planning Committee
undated
Meeting of Unknown Party’s
undated

Letters to Members of Bridger BowlReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/9

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/9
Newsletter to Friends of Bridger Bowl
July 30, 1971
Newsletter
October 4, 1971
Shareholders Questionnaire
December 18, 1971
Newsletter to Shareholders
December 21, 1971
Newsletter
February 11, 1971
Newsletter
September 15, 1972
Newsletter
October 19, 1972
Newsletter
circa October 1972
Newsletter
December 22, 1972
Newsletter
circa 1972
Correction to an Election Ballot
April 26, 1974
Newsletter
April 4, 1975
Newsletter
April 11, 1975
Candidates for Board of Directors
1975

General Correspondence, 1972-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/10

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/10
Proposed Policy for Filing Systems
January 1, 1972
Letter from G.F. Widmer to Marilyn Hain Re: Appointment to the Board of Bridger Canyon Property Owners Association
June 16, 1972
Letter from Don Larson to John Hitchcock Re: Rental of a Tuckers or Thiokol
June 12, 1972
Letter from Gloria C. Chadwick to Jim Thompson Re: NorthernDivision Area Operators Meeting
June 19, 1972
Letter from Dr. Robert J. Thibeault to Dr. John Montague Re: Administrator Chicken Fry
June 28, 1972
Letter from Max Amberson to Gib Widmer Re: Thank-you
August 15, 1972
Letter from Terry Ward with Answer Re: Use of Parking Lot
July 20, 1972
Letter From Robert T. Stevens Jr. to Emile Cochand with Reply Re: Preparation of a Brochure
August 24, 1972
Letter from Wes Hayes to Board of Directors Re: Thank-you
August 26, 1972
Letter from Mary Bergtol to Bozeman Recreation Association with Reply Re: Ski School Instructor
September 6, 1972
Letter from George B. Beardsley to Don Belding Re: Land Boundarie
November 22, 1972
Letter from Harold L. Eagle to Don Belding Re: Mapping of Base Area
November 29, 1972
Letter from Robert E. Heath to James A. Posewitz Re: Fish and Game Commission Meeting
December 4, 1972
Letter from Robert Kolesan to Board of Directors Re: Ridge Skiing
circa 1972
Letter from Robert Kolesan to Board of Directors Re: Future Development
circa 1972
Letter from AMSU Information Board to All Organizations in Bozeman Re: Relations between Campus and Community
circa 1972
Letter from Bridger Canyon Property Owner Association Inc. Re: Dues
circa 1972
List of Duties the U.S. Forest Service Performs
January 5, 1973
Letter from Vincent Amicucci to Board of Directors Re: Future Plans
January 30, 1973
Letter from Joseph L. Harisen to Don Belding with Reply Re: Refund of Ski Pass
January 30, 1973
Letter from. Donald A. Belding to Lawrence Christie Re: Appointment to the Board of Bridger Canyon Property Owners Association
February 22, 1973
Letter from William D. Bliss to Donald Belding Re: Ski Patrol Rules
March 2, 1973
Letter from Traffic and Road Safety Committee Bridger Canyon Women’s Club to Gallatin County Commissioners Re: Speed Zone
March 13, 1973
Letter from Pierre Stamos to Emile Re: Apology
March 28, 1973
Letter from Donald A. Belding to Sally Cook Re: Speed Limit
April 4, 1973
Letter from Bridger Canyon Women's Club to L.D.W Anderson and Walter Miller Re: Traffic Problems in Bridger Canyon
circa April 1973
Miss Montana Beauty Pageant Receipt
April 24, 1973
Letter from Donald A. Belding to Ross Macpherson Re: Grooming of Slopes
May 1, 1973
Letter from Donald L. Brelsford to Don Belding Re: Hydrogeology Study
May 1, 1973
Letter from Ross MacPherson to Emile Cochand Re: 75 Millimeter Ammunition Storage
July 25, 1973
Letter from Robert E. Heath to Don Belding Re: Parking
October 26, 1973
Letter from Allen V. Bertelson to Emile Cochand Re: Special Education Classes, with Reply
November 7, 1973
Letter from Emile Cochand to Max Amberson Re: Learn to Ski Alpine Program
November 19, 1973
Letter from Donald L. Brelsford to the Board Re: Add-on Charge to Alpine Racers
November 30, 1973
Letter from Donald L. Brelsford to Don Belding Re: Add-on Charge to Alpine Racers
November 30, 1973
Letter from Emile Cochand to NSAOA Member Areas Re: Energy Crisis
November 30, 1973
Letter from Rick Mayfield to Emile Cochand Re: Master Plan
December 4, 1973
Letter from Bob Bodin to Don Brelsford Re: Woodburn Memorial Race
December 21, 1973
Letter from Gil Giebink to Board of Directors Re: Planning
December 7, 1973
Letter from Dr. Richard Santee to Visitors Bureau Re: Ski Week Package
December 15, 1973
Letter from Richard Santee to Better Business Bureau Re: Ski Week Package
December 20, 1973
Letter from Daniel Vichorek Re: Environmental Impact Statement
December 24, 1973
Letter from Robert E. Pleath to James C. Taylor Re: Wes Hayes House
December 27, 1973
Letter from Rene' Moser to Donald Belding Re: Ski Hut Lease
December 31, 1973

General Correspondence, 1974-1979Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/11

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/11
Letter from Dorothy Aasheim. To Don Belding Re: Bicentennial Commission
January 4, 1974
Letter from Rene Moser to Donald Belding Re: Removal of Emile Cochand. Bob Branbach and Clarence Serfoss
January 15, 1974
Letter from C.W. Newman to Don Belding Re: Removal of Emil Cochand, Bob Brambach and Clarence Serfoss
January 21, 1974
Letter from John Montagne to Emile Re: Planning
February 15, 1974
Letter from Robert E. Heath to Rene' Moser Re: Ski Hut Lease
January 18, 1974
Letter from Emile Cochand Jr. to Scott Hoag Re: Volunteer Ski Patrol
February 22, 1974
Letter from Terry Codbout to Dr. John Montagne Re: Financing
February 29, 1974
Letter from Richard M. Rosston to Board of Directors Re: Professional Patrol Director
May 11, 1974
Letter from Don Belding to Bridger Bowl Board Member Re: Manager Job Description
June 14, 1974
MSU Ski Program Facts
circa 1974
Hand Written Notes
circa 1974
Note from Denise Schoer to Don Re: Season Ski pass won at a Dance Marathon
February 10, 1975
Letter from R.E. Bodin to Don Belding Re: Notice of Potential Directors
February 12, 1975
Letter from Robert E. Macdonald to Board of Directors Re: Undated Article Written by Steve Bradley Titled Management Should Manage Not Meddle
April 11, 1975
Letter from Don Brelsford to Bill Ogle, Jr. Re: Review of Past Season's Operations
April 18, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Don Belding Re: Mountain Planning Committee
March 6, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Board of Directors Re: State Promotion Budget
March 28, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Don Belding Re: Ski Education Research Foundation Funding
May 28, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Board of Directors Re: Vehicles and Snow Fences on Mountain
February 10, 1976
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Board of Directors Re: Avalanche
February 26, 1976
Letter from Ed Sewell III to Bob Re: Thank-you
March 2, 1976
Letter form Robert S. Macdonald to Senator Lee Metcalf Re: Bill S2125
June 8, 1976
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Robert A. Kolesar Re: Membership in Bridger Bowl
October 5, 1976
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Board of Directors Re: Touring Instruction
November 1, 1977
Reservation for School Cafeteria
May 25, 1978
Letter from Larry Merkel to Don Belding Re: Promotional Project
January 8, 1979

Law suits and Related Business, 1971-1973Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/12

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/12
Letter from John Montague to Shareholders of Bridger Bowl Re: Legal Issue Ballot
December 21, 1971
Position Statement of a Group of Shareholders
December 21, 1971
Position Statement of a Group of Shareholders
December 21, 1971
Position Statement of a Group of Shareholders, Address to Friends of Bridger Bowl, with Reply
December 22, 1971
Letter from John Montagne Re: Envelope used in Position Statement of a Group of Shareholders
December 24, 1971
Summons Served Upon Gib Widmer in the Case of Fred Pessl versus Bridger Bowl and Riblet Tramway Company
June 22, 1972
Order Amending Findings of Facts and Conclusions of Law in the Case of Bridger Bowl versus Robert G. Simkins and Thomas C. Haggerty
July 7, 1972
Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in the Case of Bridger Bowl Versus Robert G. Simkins and Thomas G. Haggerty
July 10, 1972
Legal Fees from Corette, Smith and Dean
July 31, 1972
Newsletter Re: Loss of Lawsuit against Simkins and Haggerty
September 5, 1972
Resolution Compromise of Dispute
September 5, 1972
Letter from William H. Sippel to Don Belding Re: Disputed Land
October 17, 1972
Letter from Corette, Smith and Dean to Ben E. Berg Re: Notice of Entry of Judgment
December 27, 1972
Letter from Robert E. Heath to Kendrick Smith Re: Notice of Entry of Judgement
December 29, 1972
Letter from Morrison-Maierle, Inc. to Allen R. McKenzie Re Settlement of the Fred Pessl Legal Action
March 12, 1973

Board of Directors - General Manager Agreements - Resignations, 1972Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 2/13

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
2/13
Resignation of Emile Cochand, Jr.
August 23
Retraction of Emile Cochand, Jr. Resignation
August 29
Resignation of John Montagne
September 6
Resignation of Gil Giebink
September 6
Resignation of G.F. Widmer
September 29
Resignation of William A. Merrick
October 2
Resignation of Thomas I. Sabo
October 17
Note to Snow Engineering Re: Hiring New Manager
April 10
Letter from Gil Giebink Re: Resignation
April 25
Letter from Donald A. Belding Re: Selection of a New Manager
June 26
Letter from Donald A. Belding to Robert S. Macdonald Re: Confirmation of an Offer
June 28
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald
July 8

Fact Finding SurveyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/1

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/1
Fact Finding Survey
Winter, 1971-1972
Fact Finding Survey
Winter, 1972-1973
Report on the 1972-1972 Fact Finding Survey
November 5, 1973

Master PlanReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/2

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/2
Expansion program
1971
Letter from Donald A. Belding Re: Proposal for Developing a Master Plan
Medium Term Planning by Robert S. Macdonald
February 18, 1975
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re: Master Plan Drawing
Letter from Donald A. Belding Re: Master Plan
Letter from Walter R. Sales Re: Review of the Planning Committee Report
Letter from Bridger Canyon Planning and Zoning Commission Re: Development of Master Plan
Letter from Bridger Canyon Planning and Zoning Commission Re: Development of Master Plan
Letter from Bridger Canyon Planning and Zoning Commission Re: Development of Master Plan
Proposed Master Plan
March 30, 1978
Revised Master Plan
May 18, 1978

By-LawsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/3

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/3
Proposed Revised By-Laws
April 25, 1972
Revised By-Laws
1972
Summary of Proposed By-Law Changes
1972
Amendment to the Revised By-Laws
May 24, 1977
Revised By-Laws
1972
Draft By-Laws
June 13, 1977
Draft By-Laws
October 27, 1977
Draft By-Laws
October 29, 1977
Revised By-Laws
April 18, 1977
Revised By-Laws
1978
Revised By-Laws
1978
Revised By-Laws
1978
Proposed Alternative By-Laws to the Proposed By-Laws
1978
Proposed Changes to the 1978 By-Laws
April 18, 1978

Operational GuidelinesReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/4

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/4
Objectives for the Bridger Bowl Ski Area
June 2, 1970
Operational Guidelines for the Bridger Bowl Corporation
Guidelines for Bridger Bowl
April 1972

Operational CalendarReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/5

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/5
Operations Calendar
February 23, 1973

Base Area StudyReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/6

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/6
Base Area Study
1972
Base Area Study, Condensed
1972
Letter from Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Re: Abbreviated Summary of a Portion of a Base Area Study
Letter from Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Re: Base Area Study
Recommendation of the Pinkerton Land Committee
April 10, 1973
Letter from Beardsley, Davis Associates, Inc. Re: Preliminary Print of the Preliminary Base Site Plan
June 1973
Letter from Ross Macpherson Re: Base Area Plan Land Needs
Base Area Requirements
undated

Reports of the Mountain Planning CommitteeReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/7

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/7
Report of the Mountain Planning Committee
February 23, 1974
Report of the Mountain Planning Committee
April 16, 1974
Report of the Mountain Planning Committee
September 15, 1974

ProjectsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/8

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/8
Amendment 2 for Special Use Permit Fsm 2714, Re: Use of Rope Tow
June 13 1969
Representative Clients. Projects and Resumes of the Beardsley, Davis Associates Inc. Company
Proposal by Beardsley, Davis Associates, Inc. for the Base Area
Contract and Specifications for the Powder Park Chair Lift
Corrections for the Contract and Specifications for the Powder Park Chair Lift
Cost Estimate for Dividing Chair Lift 1 into two Lifts
Name Change of G.B. Beardsley, Davis Associates, Inc. to Beardsly Davis Associates, Inc.
Letter from Gib Widmer Re: Thank you for a Proposal
Letter from Riblet Tramway Company to Gib Widmer Re: Intermediate Platform
Letter from Riblet Tramway Company to Gib Widmer Re? New Platforms on Chair Lift 2
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Proposed Modification of Tower 35
Letter from Billy R. Garrett to Forest Supervisor Re: Chair Lift 2
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Certification of Lifts
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Approval of the Modification of the Midway on the Alpine Chair
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Cancel of Approval for a Rope Tow
Letter from Harold L. Eagle to Ross Macpherson Re: Inspection of Stadeli Pony Lift
Letter from Morrison-Maierle Inc. Re: Bridger Chair Lift 1
Letter from Joseph Cushing to Hohn Ludwig Re: Possible Relocation of Lift E Top Terminal
Letter from Ross Mecpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Installation of Cable Cathers
Letter from Lewis E. Hawks to Emile Cochand Re: Ski Lift Brakes
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Use of Rope Tow
Letter from John Montagne to Emile Cochard Re: Termination of Custodial Duties of the Upper Bridger Rope Tow
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Don Belding Re: Amendment to the Special Use Permit Summer Work Projects for the
Summer of 1973
Approval Letter for the Alpine Midway Station Modification
May 30 1974
Inspection Trip Report
June 10, 1974
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald Re- Construction of New Lifts
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Don Belding Re: Wind and its Effects
Pierre's Knob Wind Study
1977
Special Project Committees Lift Construction Recommendations
June 14, 1977
Letter from Robert S. Macdonald to Bob Cron Re: Location of the Access Lift
April 6, 1978
Letter from Ross Macpherson to Emile Cochand Re: Moving Main Access Road

Sewage SystemReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/9

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/9
Letter from Morrison-Maierle, Inc. Re: Sewage Seepage Tests
August 8, 1972
Hand Written Notes on Sewage System
August 9, 1972
Letter from Donald Zollman Re: Temporary Solution to the Sewage problem
August 16, 1972
Letter from Morrison-Maierle Inc. Re: Delivery of PVC Pipe
August 28, 1972
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Sewage Proposal
September 5, 1972
Letter from G.F. Widmer Re: Confirm Oder for Pipe
September 6, 1972
Letter from Robert E. Heath Re: Water Rights
Harold Eagles Diary for the Week of
September 10-16, 1972
Letter from John S. Mest Re: Licensing of Eating Establishment
September 11, 1972
Letter from Robert E. Eeath Re: License to Operate
Letter from Berg, O'Connell, Angerl and Andriolo Re: Permission to use Land
Harold Eagle's Diary with Ledger Attached
October 8-15, 1972
Letter from John S. Anderson Re: Temporary Sewage Solution
October 12, 1972
Letter from Harold Eagle Re: Sewer Project Construction
October 17, 1972
Letter from John S. Anderson Re: Approval of Temporary Sewage Disposal
October 19, 1972
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Two Party Sewage Disposal
October 25, 1972
Letter from Charles L. O'Donnell Re Approval of Sewage Disposal System
October 19, 1972
Waste Water Treatment Plant Outfall Line and Trunk Line Preliminary Estimate
December 4, 1972
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Field Notes
December 5, 1972
Letter from Sewage System Committee Re: Formation of a Special Improvement District
December 12, 1972
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Print of the Bridger Bowl Base Mapping
December 20, 1972
Estimates of Gallons Used When Fully Developed
January 10, 1973
Project Manager Proposal
January 10, 1973
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re-Tower Being Hit by a Snow Cat
January 16, 1973
Letter from Sewage System Committee Re: Formation of a Central Sewage System
January 29, 1973
Master Road and Sewage Plan Proposal
January 29, 1973
Engineering Proposal
January 29, 1973
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Sewage Needs
February 6, 1973
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Planning for a Sewer Project
February 20, 1973
Letter from Harold L. Eagle Re: Sewage Needs
March 7, 1973

MapsReturn to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/10

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/10
Bridger Bowl Base Area Study, Proposed Water Supply and Storage System. Sheet 3.
September 1970
Alpine Ski Lift Topographical Map
June 27, 1972
For the Change in the Midway Station on the Alpine Lift
August 9, 1972
Sketch of Proposed Sewer Line Location
August 27, 1972
System Improvements, Plan and Profile Manhole A to Marhole F Sheet 1
September 7, 1972
Bridger Bowl Base Area, Fast Portion of Area Possible Sewage Treatment Facility on 7 1/2 Acre Site Stage One Development, Sheet 1, 2, and 3
February 1973
Upper Rope Tow Profile
August 1973
Proposed Private Development
November 5, 1973

Photos, #1-120Return to Top

Container(s): Box-folder 3/11

Six Pages of Slides Showing Development of Bridger Bowl 1945-1975, Total 120 Slide

Container(s) Description Dates
box-folder
3/11
#1 Unidentified
#2 Kay at Bear Canyon
1945-1946
#3 Bear Canyon
late 1940s
#4 Bridger Area Looking Down Ski Slope toward Valley
1948
#5 Bridger Bowl
1948
#6 Bridger Bowl-North End of Bowl
1948
#7 Bridger Mountains Area looking across base of Steep Slope Southward
#8 Bridger Mountains Area Forsythe Ranch Ski Area in Background
late June 1948
#9 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#10 Bridger
April 3, 1949
#11 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#12 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#13 Bridger Mountains Area
#14 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#15 Bridger
February 1949
#16 Flaming Arrow Ranch
#17 Bridger Lower Meadows
1948
#18 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#19 Guss and Nikki Onehm/Mother and Children
#20 Bridger Road Entrance
#21 Bridger Montana, S.P.
1948
#22 Bridger, Forsythe Cabin
February 1949
#23 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1949
#24 Bridger Bowl
March 1949
#25 Gus, on top Whitefish
1949
#26 Bridger Ski Area
March 1949
#27 Belmont, Races
1949
#28 Bridger Ski Area
March 1949
#29 Belmont, Wally Eagle
1949
#30 Bridger Bowl-Ski Area
March 1949
#31 Bridger Mountains Area, Lower Meadow
1949
#32 Forsythe Cabin, Bridger Ski Area
March 1949
#33 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1950
#34 Bridger Ski Area
March 1950
#35 Bridger Mountains Area Lower Meadow
#36 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1950
#37 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
March 1950
#38 Bridger Canyon
April 1951
#39 Bridger Ski Area
April 1951
#40 Bridger, Gus and Nikki Gnehm
1952
#41 Al and Tom on Ridge
February 14, 1952
#42 Tom and Gus on top of Bridger
February 1952
#43 Bridger Range
February 14, 1952
#44 Gus
1952
#45 Sunny Side, Nikki
1952
#46 Tow Hill Bridger
1952-1953
#47 Gus Gnehm-Ridge
1952
#48 Gus Gnehm-Ridge
1952
#49 Bridger Mountains Area, High on Slope looking North
#50 Tow Shack Bridger, Lial Olson Built and Ran this
1952; 1953
#51 Gus
1952
#52 Sunny Side/ Nikki
1952
#53 Bridger
1952
#54 Bridger/Gib Widmer
1953
#55 Bridger Bowl Ski Area
Winter 1954; 1955
#56 Gibi and Kay
April 1955
#57 T-bar Base Terminal
Fall 1954
#58 Early Bridger Bowl, Everett Frase, T-bar Base Terminal
1954
#59 Bridger Montana. S.P., Road Construction
#60 Kay Widmer
April 1955
#61 Unidentified
#62 Bill/Terry Abelin Sunning
1956
#63 Bill Si Konig
Spring 1956
#64 Inannix at work
Fall 1956
#65 Kay Widmar
1956
#66 Unidentified
#67 Bridger
February 1956
#68 Parking Space
Fall 1956
#69 Bridger
February 1956
#70 Kay Widmer, Sunning
1956
#71 Ski Lift Bridger Bowl, Alton Chitiester, Gibi, Dave, Vann
1961
#72 Charlie Park, Bridger Bowl
1961
#73 Avalanche Work, Bridger Bowl
1961
#74 John Kutzman
1961
#75 Avalanche Work, Alton
1961
#76 George
1961
#77 Bridger Bowl
1961
#78 Me (Terry Abelin?)
1961
#79 Bridger Bowl/George
1961
#80 Avalanche Work Bridger Bowl
1962
#81 Marino Bennett
1961
#82 Avalanche Work
1961
#83 Bridger Bowl Avalanche Work
1961
#84 Torch Light Bronco Face, New Year’s
1963
#85 Marino Bennett
1963
#86 Upper Bridger
1963
#87 Otto Ridge
1964
#88 Dave, Otto, Charlie
1964
#89 Gordon Williamson Ridge
1964
#90 Dave, Otto, Doy
1964
#91 Bridger Bowl
1964
#92 Cornice Fall
1964
#93 Otto
1964
#94 North Bowl, Bridger Bowl
1964
#95 Otto, Upper South
1964
#96 Bridger Bowl
August 19, 1964
#97 Cornice Fall
1964
#98 Slide South Bowl
1964
#99 Frankie Larson
#100 Frankie Larson
#101 Ron Christianson, 75mm
1965
#102 Gus
1966
#103 Frankie Larson
1968
#104 Frankie Larson
#105 Frankie Larson
#106 Frankie Larson
#107 Frankie Larson
#108 Frankie Larson
1968
#109 Frankie Larson
1968
#110 Frankie Larson
#111 Frankie Larson
1968
#112 Unidentified
1968
#113 Unidentified
1968
#114 Frankie Larson
1970
#115 Unidentified
1970
#116 Frankie Larson
1971
#117 Frankie Larson
1971
#118 Unidentified
#119 Bridger Bowl
#120 Poster
March 7, 1951

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ski resorts
  • Ski resorts -- Montana -- History
  • Corporate Names :
  • Bridger Bowl (Bozeman, Mont.)
  • Bridger Bowl (Bozeman, Mont.)
  • Geographical Names :
  • Montana
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Administrative records
  • Aministrative reports
  • Business records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • History
  • Legal documents
  • Maps
  • Maps
  • Photographs