Mt Bachelor Ski Resort, Bend, OR

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Mt Bachelor Ski Resort in Oregon & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, adaptive ski & webcams. The ski area is located in Deschutes County, west of Bend in Central Oregon. Mt Bachelor Ski Resort is constructed on a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, a major mountain range […]

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Mt Bachelor Ski Resort in Oregon & Escape2ski connect you to skiing, snowboarding, snow reports, trail maps, lift tickets, lodging, adaptive ski & webcams. The ski area is located in Deschutes County, west of Bend in Central Oregon. Mt Bachelor Ski Resort is constructed on a stratovolcano in the Cascade Range, a major mountain range in western North America. Mt Bachelor Ski Resort or its original name, Bachelor Butte was the vision of Bill Healy, a former soldier with the 10th Mountain Division Army ski troopers from WWII. After all the regulatory hurdles were surpassed, including an environmental impact study and the raising of capital money through the sale of shares, Mt Bachelor, aka Bachelor Butte opened on Oct 18, 1958 with just two rope tows, a Poma lift and a day lodge. Over the next several decades, Bachelor Butte experienced many operational changes beginning in 1962 with the installation of the first chair lift. In 1983, the name changed from Bachelor Butte to Mt Bachelor Ski Resort and Bill Healy’s vision was realized with the opening of the Summit Express high-speed triple chair that added an all-important 1725ft/526m of vertical drop. This meant that the winter operating season could now be extended. Another first for the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort and the Pacific Northwest was the installation of the first ever high-speed express quad chairlift in 1986. The Summit Chairlift was converted in 1997 to a high-speed express quad chairlift, which increased uphill capacity and made the resort more appealing to skiers and snowboarders. Mt Bachelor Ski Resort has truly grown into an all-season resort that is well recognized throughout the skiing and snowboarding community. The 2016/2017 winter season will see the addition of a new High-Speed Quad chairlift from Doppelmayer named the Cloudchaser, which will add 635 acres of new skiable terrain.

On the Slopes:
With its unique cone-style layout, all levels of skier or snowboarder will enjoy all the amazing terrain that the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort has to offer. Whether you take the Pine Marten Express, Northwest Express or make your way to the Summit Express your day on the slopes will be filled with great memories of runs like The Cirque, Healy Heights, Devil’s Backbone or Tippy Toe.

Mt Bachelor Ski Resort offers a diverse selection of terrain the will satisfy every level of snow-seeking enthusiast. What’s awesome about a visit to Mt Bachelor is that even if you are a novice you can still enjoy the complete mountain experience, featuring long runs and plenty of elbowroom to have fun.

How do you describe the Terrain Park experience at the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort? Firstly, there is something for every level of terrain park seeker, so have fun and improve your skills at the 7 parks and pipes featured in three areas of the mountain. There’s Central, which is home to 4 Jib Parks – Pacific City, Seaside, Cannon Beach and The Point. East is home to the Short Sands Jib Park and finally west, found near the Pine Marten Express plays host to the Ski/Boarder Cross course and the always-popular half pipe.

Need a break or time to refuel before continuing your great day on the slopes, Mt Bachelor Ski Resort is home to three on-mountain day lodges – Pine Marten, West Village and Sunrise Lodge, which feature a good food and beverages selection. Also, if you want to check out the latest snow gear, visit the retails shops located in the West Village Lodge and Sunrise Lodge.

At the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort, the ski school provides excellent instruction whether you are a novice winter enthusiast or a seasoned veteran looking to improve your techniques. The ski and snowboard instructors provide lessons for children as young as 3 ½ years old to adults in a group or private setting.

Off the Slopes:
Mt Bachelor Ski Resort has a full line-up of off-slope activities including the Nordic Center, complete with a day lodge and the 7-lane Tubing Center at the base area of West Village. There are also Sled Dog Rides and the always-popular snowshoe tours.

Mt Bachelor Ski Resort wants you to make the most of your visit, so if you are a parent looking to spend some free time on the slopes, check out Mt Bachelor’s Childcare Center. Licensed staff are available to care for children from 6 weeks to 12 years. Located in the West Village Lodge your child can enjoy crafts, stories, toys, and books. Call 1-800-829-2442 for more details.

Mt Bachelor Ski Resort has no mountainside lodging. If you want to stay close to the mountain and have an RV, overnight parking is available in the West Village parking lot for a nightly fee with a 7-day maximum stay.

If you plan to spend several days at Mt Bachelor, as members of Escape2ski did, there is a great selection of lodging just a 45-minute ride away in Bend Oregon. The road to and from the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort is an easy ride, no mountain passes to drive over, no steeps, just a well-serviced road with single lane traffic in both directions and several places where double lane traffic exists both ways.

The city of Bend Oregon provides a great compliment to your day on the slopes. Here you can treat yourself to all types of lodging, wonderful dining options in Downtown Bend or the Old Mill District and a great selection of local Brew Pubs. Other activities include shopping, theatre, cultural tours and museums.

When it comes to getting you around, Mt Bachelor has you covered. The Cascade East Transit system operates throughout Bend and links to the Mt Bachelor Ski Resort Shuttle. For a very reasonable fee, you can get to and from the slopes with ease. There is even an Inter-lodge Shuttle, which operates on weekends and holidays to move you from the Sunrise and West Village lodges.

At Escape2ski you’ll find out – What to know…before the snow.

On the Slopes

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Mountain Information

Current Status: Open

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
3365 ft / 1026 m

Base Elevation:
5700 ft / 1737 m

Summit Elevation:
9065 ft / 2763 m

Skiable Area:
4318 acres

Average Snowfall:
462 in / 1173 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 101

Beginner: 15 (15%)

Intermediate: 36 (35%)

Advanced: 30 (30%)

Expert: 20 (20%)

Terrain Parks: 7

Snow Cross: Yes

Super Pipe: No

Half / Mini Pipe: Yes

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free and Paid

Retail Shops: Yes

Family Friendly: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: Yes

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Redmond OR, 39mi / 63km

Nearest Major City:
Portland OR, 185mi / 298km

Nearest Town/City:
Bend OR, 22mi / 36km

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-800-609-1472

Direct Phone: 1-800-829-2442

Snow Phone: 541-382-7888

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Nov 18 to May 27

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Days Operating: Everyday

Operating Hours:
9:00am to 4:00pm : See website for any updates

Night Skiing: No

Lift Ticket Prices

Webcams

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 13

Trams: 0

Gondolas: 0

Chondolas: 0

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Express Six: 0

Express Quads: 8

Express Triples: 0

Quads: 0

Triples: 3

Doubles: 0

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: No

Within 30mi / 48km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

Airport Convenience Ranking™

Redmond Municipal Airport  (RDM)
Distance: 39 mi / 63 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Portland Intl Airport  (PDX)
Distance: 181 mi / 292 km
Ranking: Least Convenient

Helpful Links

Ski Resort Website

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Local Transit Service

Local Transit Map

Resort Shuttle Service