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Mount Bachelor Skiing & Snowboarding
Resort Guide

If you asked a group of skiers and snowboarders to create their dream ski resort, it would probably look a lot like Mount Bachelor ski and snowboard area. Just 22 miles out of Bend, Oregon, Mt. Bachelor ski resort has a lot to offer. From the 360 degree view from the summit to the 462” of annual snowfall, Bachelor makes a good case for a top spot on your resort hit-list. The ski area offers a huge 4,318 skiable acres in every direction off the summit, with a 3,365’ vertical drop. Size alone doesn’t make a ski area awesome, but the variety of terrain, from trees to chutes and natural features Mt. Bachelor has something for extreme skiers and snowboarders, as well as families and beginners alike.

Mountain Overview

Mount Bachelor

Advanced skiers and snowboarders will love to hop on the Pine Marten lift and head to the northwest side of the peak. The glades off of the Outback and Northwest chairlifts offer endless side-hits and powder stashes. The wind and the trees work together to create wind-lips and rollovers that are a playground for skiers and snowboarders. The Northwest lift serves over 2,300’ vertical itself.

Mount Bachelor weather conditions can be just like the rest of the Northwest - stormy and windy, which means the exposed summit chair doesn’t run every day. When it does, however, it is a special experience. From the top, skiers and snowboarders can catch views of the Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Broken Top and more famous peaks of the Cascade Mountain range. The most extreme terrain at Mount Bachelor ski area is located off this summit lift, on the northeast side of the mountain. The Rainbow lift may be a slow triple chair, but it can access some sweet terrain and good powder skiing when the summit chair isn’t running.

For beginner skiers and snowboarders there are many options on the northeast side of the mountain. Park at the West Village/Sunrise Lodge area for access to the Sunrise Express chairlift and all of the easy and intermediate terrain it offers. The variety of terrain at Mount Bachelor is great for learning because of the natural progression of difficulty around the mountain.

Mountain Stats & Trail Map

Mount Bachelor Trail Map
 Base Elevation 5,700' Chairlifts 11
 Top Elevation 9,065' Easier Terrain 15%
 Vertical Drop 3,365' More Difficult Terrain 25%
 Average Annual Snowfall 462" Most Difficult Terrain 35%
 Skiable Acres 4,318 Extreme Terrain 25%

Travel Information & Directions

Mount Bachelor ski and snowboard area is located in central Oregon, about a 30 minute drive from Bend. Skiers and snowboarders can fly into the Redmond airport, which is about 20 miles north of Bend. Or, for those already in the Pacific Northwest, there are busses available to the mountain from Eugene, Corvallis, and the town of Bend.
Travel Resources:

Mount Bachelor Travel Overview
Our Favorite Snowboards For Mount Bachelor

Local Food Picks

Bend has a thriving food scene, and a booming craft beer scene as well. Bend produces some of the best beer in the Pacific Northwest, so apres’ ski options are endless. Deschutes Brewery is one of the largest, and most popular; the often beer-infused menu will fill you as well. Crowlers (32oz aluminum can growlers) from Boneyard Brewing are great to bring home, or up to the mountain for a spring tailgate. Crux Fermentation is another must hit for craft beer loving skiers and snowboarders, they have some tasty foody as well. Stay hydrated, and don’t let the IPAs get to your head when there’s powder to be had at the mountain though! Parilla Grill and Bend Burger Company are nice spots for apres ski meals.
Mount Bachelor Dining:

On Mountain Dining
Deschutes Brewery
Boneyard Brewing
Crux Fermentation
Parilla Grill

Our Favorite Skis For Mount Bachelor

Where to Find Lift tickets to Mount Bachelor?

All of the great terrain and snow does come at a cost, Mount Bachelor has some of the more expensive ski lift tickets in Oregon state. There are discounts available for teens, youth, and seniors. Kids five and under ski for free. Lift tickets can’t be bought online, and must be purchased at either base area. One of the best ways to ski Mount Bachelor cheaply is on the Spring Pass, which often lasts until the mountain biking season arrives. This pass gives skiers and snowboarders all-mountain access from the early spring until the mountain closes, a couple months on a good year, for the price of a couple lift tickets.
Mount Bachelor Lift Tickets

Mount Bachelor Weather Information

With 462” of annual snowfall, Mount Bachelor gets a ton of snow throughout the year. The ski area’s lowest elevation is 5,700’ combined with its inland location, this creates drier snow than the rest of the Pacific Northwest. The winter is often stormy and cloudy, although the sun will break occasionally making for epic days off the Summit chair. The high elevation also lets Mount Bachelor ski and snowboard area stay open late into May and sometimes June. With great sunny spring laps to be had all around the mountain.
Mount Bachelor Weather Resources

Mount Bachelor Conditions Report
Mount Bachelor Snow Forecast
Mount Bachelor ski and snowboard area is certainly harder to get to than other ski areas in the Pacific Northwest, but the huge snowfall, great terrain, and neighboring town of Bend make it worthwhile destination ski trip. Those skiers and snowboarders who are lucky enough to ride Mount Bachelor when the summit chair is open will be rewarded with a totally unique skiing and snowboarding experience which includes stunning 360 degree views and riding.

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