We've been skiing Bridger Bowl 42 years. The only thing more amazing than the terrain is the ski patrol. They are up before dawn each day to check conditions and mitigate avalanches so we can rip our favorite chutes. Working side by side with them is a team of highly trained avalanche dogs ready to respond at a moment’s notice for search and rescue work. These dogs and their handlers train year-round. While the dogs may work for ear rubs & treats, their handlers foot the bill for kibble, shots, certifications, and vet visits.
So we teamed up with artist Emily Harnden Turnage to create beautiful Bridger Bowl Avy Dog collars with 100% of the profits to be donated to the Bridger Ski Patrol to assist with expenses associated with the dogs. Emily (@turnedesign) is a graphic artist and designer based out of Bozeman, MT. Her inspiration comes from the mountains and natural colorful environment she does her best to immerse herself in as much as possible.
Emily also happens to be the mom to two Bridger Bowl Avalanche Dogs: Erna, who is now retired, and Otis, who is doing his best to fill Erna’s shoes on the Bridger Bowl Avy Dog team.
Knowing these dogs and their handlers are always on the lookout for our safety brings us a lot of comfort on those blower days when the snow is nuking & we're hitting our favorite lines among the trees.
Be sure to click on the product close-up to fully appreciate the level of detail with this "Bridger Avy Dog" pattern.
Mtn Straps dog collars are made with premium YKK buckles and tri-glides. The D-rings are heavy duty, welded & powder coated.
The large size adjusts from 16-28 inches and is a good fit for most mid-sized to large dogs. The 12-18 inch medium fits mid-sized to smaller dogs.
MTN Straps dog collars are crafted with pride in the shadows of the Bridger Mtn Range in Bozeman, Montana.