We dare you to dream, to believe that the impossible is possible, and to join us in creating a piece of Bozeman’s future.
The first portion of our Capital Campaign will allow Crosscut to tackle some of the most urgent needs in our community. A roller ski loop, 30 point biathlon range, homologated trail system, and updated mountain bike trails will serve our partner organizations, get hundreds of kids off of busy roads, and set us on the course for a new lodge. The first phase of our capital campaign is a critical step towards creating this incredible resource for our community.
Thanks to the generous support of our friends and family, we are already more than half way there! We plan to break ground in summer 2020, but we need your help to get there.
The second phase of our capital campaign will be focused on the lodge itself. A warm and inviting living building with restaurant, ski shop, Paralympic and Olympic high performance training facilities, and preferred partner space. The lodge will help Crosscut achieve a financially sustainable future, and construction is expected to be completed by December 2022.
The final phase of our capital campaign will bring the dreams of our community fully to being. With an ice climbing wall that turns into a rock climbing wall in the summer, a pumptrack, edible food gardens, and a state-of-the-art playground, Crosscut will be a place for families to enjoy all year round.
Crosscut envisions a new, sustainably built lodge at the heart of our future. In addition to a restaurant, a full service ski shop, and community space, this lodge will serve as the basecamp for our partners, providing much needed storage and staging space. Working with Bozeman based Comma-Q Architecture, we arrived at a design that echoes the rugged beauty of the surroundings. Reflecting our passion for conservation and our commitment to environmental stewardship, the new lodge is designed to meet the most stringent sustainable building requirements. Learn more about the Living Building Challenge here.
Situated on the transition from gentle valley bottom to steeper slopes above, the variety of trails at Crosscut is unmatched in the region. Skiers, hikers, and bikers of all types – from novices to Olympic hopefuls – can enjoy a serene day in the woods or challenge themselves alongside one another.
Crosscut's trail system will include a paved roller ski loop for summer nordic sport training, homologated loops for national caliber events, and a full suite of trails specifically designed to accommodate a wide range of outdoor enthusiasts. Bird watchers will be able to enjoy wetland boardwalk trails, while mountain bikers can explore miles of directional loops.
More than 60 years ago, a group of passionate skiers came together to form the iconic non-profit ski area, Bridger Bowl. Looking back, it is impossible to imagine the town of Bozeman without such an important landmark. We believe that now is the time to act and define our future.
We have a responsibility to provide a place where our children and families can continue to connect with a landscape and feel a sense of place – whether that’s a jog on the trails after work, or a weekend of athletic endurance endeavors that push both mind and body. Our efforts follow decades of work by local leaders and conservationists who had the foresight to thoughtfully develop this legacy for a diverse group of users. Crosscut will foster healthy lifestyles, promote stewardship, empower youth, and put smiles on faces for generations to come.
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 81-1818317, and your donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law.