Want to ski or ride for $25? Skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes in early April at Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor with special vouchers that support local charities.
During the first two weeks of April, weekdays are designated at Charity Ski Weeks. Mt. Bachelor works with local non-profit organizations to help them raise money. The organizations get vouchers from Mt. Bachelor, and skiers and snowboarders who support the charities can pick up the vouchers to trade in for $25 lift tickets.
The Charity Ski Week vouchers can be redeemed April 2-6 and April 9-13. Each voucher allows the user to purchase a $25 lift ticket, which is good for a full day. Mt. Bachelor donates 100 percent of the proceeds from the lift tickets back to the non-profit organizations.
What organizations are participating this year? You can pick up vouchers from Mt. Bachelor Ski Education Foundation, Sparrow Clubs, Saving Grace, Oregon Adaptive Sports, or Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children.
Mt. Bachelor surpassed its average snowfall for the season. By late March, more than 420 inches had fallen for the season — enough to keep the season rolling until Memorial Day Weekend. Check out the spring conditions at Mt. Bachelor in this video by Pete Alport:
During Charity Ski Weeks, Mt. Bachelor will operate on its normal full-day schedule.
Starting April 16, lift operation hours will shorten each day to 9 a.m through 2 p.m. Beginning April 23, only Pine Marten, Skyliner, and Summit lifts will run for the remainder of the season, weather permitting. Lifts will operate five hours daily through April 29. In May, lifts will run Thursdays through Sundays.