Arguably the leading North Western American resort with seven express quad chairs, a huge 3700 acres of skiable terrain and a big 3686 foot vertical (one of North America's biggest). Mount Bachelor has a remarkable record of receiving enough natural snowfall to continuing the ski season up to July. Lifts run from 0800 to 1600 weekends and holidays.
Mt Bachelor has over 3,683 acres of challenging terrain filled with bowls, glades and steep lava chutes. This is a typically volcanic looking mountain with its perfect conical shape providing the perfect pitch for skiers. Many of the trails follow the path the lava would have taken down the mountain which makes for some interesting twisting, turning, roller coaster terrain. Its quite clear why Ski Magazine readers in the US annually vote Mt Bachelor's lift system the best in North America - it includes 7 high speed quad chairs. Ski Magazine readers also voted the mountain in the North American top ten for glade skiing. Glade skiing areas are open patches between groups of trees and typically offer wide open, uninterrupted powder skiing. The Northwest Territories, Outback and South Side of the Summit provide skiers with excellent glade skiing as well as the many hidden locations which are off the beaten path. Mt Bachelor has 6 separate day lodge facilities for mountain dining and a good variety of cuisine. Scapolo's (Italian for Bachelor) is the newest mountain restaurant serving gourmet pizzas with spectacular mountain views while the cosy log cabin style Cafe in the Cross Country Centre focus on food for energy serving soups, pastas and deli sandwiches. The Cross Country Center at Mount Bachelor offers over a dozen trails, varying in length from 1K to 12K, with 56K of machine groomed tracked trails.
Mt Bachelor has excellent daycare facilities for children. There are 2 daycare centres, one in the lower level of the West Village Lodge and the other in the lower level of the Sunrise Lodge. Both daycare centres are state-licenced facilities and caregivers are highly trained professionals. Children aged from 6 weeks up to 29 months will be cared for by a staff-to-child ratio of 1-4 while children from 30 months and over are in a staff-to-child ratio of 1-10. There are planned activities to entertain children throughout the day including storytime, movietime and crafts. Children over 4 years could have combination daycare which includes a 1/2 day lesson as well as the usual play activities. Daycentre caregivers will assist with ski rentals, escort your child to lessons and provide lunch. Mt Bachelor run several youth ski programs for children from 5 years up to 16 year olds, theres Junior Mighty Mites for the 5 to 8 year olds with a minimum requirement that they can ride the lift, stop and do linked turns. Mighty Mites for the 8 to 11 years age range requires that they can ride lifts and be comfortable on intermediate slopes whilst the MTV (More Terrain and Vertical) is an advanced program for 10 to 16 year olds who should be comfortable on groomed black runs. Children are grouped by their skill ability and emphasis is placed on terrain safety and mountain awareness in all the programs.
The nearby villages of Bend, Sisters, Redmond and Sunriver all have a wide range of dining options - infact more restaurantsa per capita than any other city in Oregon. These include four breweries and winery and a gin and vodka distillery.
A variety of outdoor apres ski available including ice skating, snowshoing, dog sledding, snowmobiling while the village of Bend 22 miles (34km) away has a variety of lively pubs and restaurants.
Mt Bachelor was one of the first mountains in America to offer unlimited access to snowboarders and is home to some of the best snowboarding terrain in the nation. The mountain itself has natural gullies, chutes and lava bowls as well as four excellent terrain parks with design input from professional boarders. The more advanced snowboard lessons are taught in the terrain park, a great way to sharpen your skills or just to have fun on the many features which include wall hits and fun boxes which should please even the most extreme rider. Leslee Olson, Josh Dirksen, Janna Myen, Jason McAlister and other world champion snowboarders can often be seen training or just playing at Mt Bachelor.