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Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor is one of the largest resorts in North America. Great conditions with incredible snow dumps await boarder, skiers, and nordic enthusiasts alike. Surely to be appreciated are the short lift lines, awesome terrain, and breathtaking scenery. No matter your skill level, the nearly 3,700 acres of varied terrain has something for everyone. This resort is only short drive from Bend, Redmond, Sunriver, and Sisters Oregon.

On the Mountain

Did you know that Mt. Bachelor is in a central desert of the Central Cascades? This unique placement has the benefit of dry and light snow, sometimes up to 500 inches a year! The ski season is also one of the longest, usually starting in November by Thanksgiving and lasting well into May. The mountain is surrounded by the tall hemlocks and pines of the Deschutes National Forest and from atop the mountain you will see views of the Three Sisters and other Cascade peaks. Learn more about the area and the skiing by reading Ski Experience.

Skiers and boarders alike agree this resort is one of the best in the Northwest for its snow conditions. The area offers more than a dozen trails of cross-county skiing ranging from beginner trails to expert, however, the bulk of the trails are ranked for intermediate skiers. For the more advanced thrillseekers, Bachelor offers four terrain parks differing in their assortment of pipes, kickers, and rails. Not to mention the tubing, snowshoeing, and dog sledding options available to the winter vacationer. Learn more about the Snowboarding Zone here.

While you are there, check out the free snowshoe tours provided by the National Forest Service. Snowshoeing can be enjoyed by all ages, however for the tours, it's best for ages eight and up, and no children in packs are allowed. The free tour will give you a chance to learn about winter ecology of the mountain, the geology of Central Oregon, the watershed of Deschutes National Forest, and the plants and animals found throughout the area.

Off the Slopes

Be sure to check the schedule and pricing of the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle, bringing you and your family to/from the mountain to the surrounding areas. Plan on staying longer than a few rides? Save with multi-ride and season passes.

You'll be staying in one of the base communities, as the resort does not have lodging on the mountain, but it does offer a number of ski and stay packages throughout the ski season.

Getting Here

Just 20 miles from Redmond and Bend! Fly, jump in a shuttle, catch a taxi, or rent a car, and you are not far away. But be sure to check the local maps and driving instructions, as many roads in the area close during the winter months.

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