Mt. Bachelor is expanding the Ski for Schools fundraiser this year to five days. The fundraiser, which benefits the Education Foundations for Bend-La Pine and Redmond Schools, will run Nov. 30 through Dec. 4, giving skiers and riders more of an opportunity to help the foundation and hit the slopes for $20.

The event has run for four years, but this winter, it will change from its one-day format to a five-day event. Skiers and riders can purchase a $20 Ski for School ticket to help the foundation and redeem the coupon for a one-day lift ticket at Mt. Bachelor.

A total of 2,500 tickets for Ski for School are on sale through Nov. 28. Ski for Schools tickets are not available at the Mt. Bachelor ticket offices. Purchase them at all Mid Oregon Credit Union locations, Skjersaa's, Powder House, Pine Mountain Sports, Side Effect, Twenty-Eight, Zydeco, Four Season's Recreational Outfitters in Sunriver, all three Redmond McDonald's locations, Jody's Drive-In in Redmond, the Bend-La Pine School District Office, and the Redmond School District office.

The event has helped raise more than $70,000 to benefit local schools over the last five years. "Ski for Schools gives people an opportunity to hit the slopes at a great rate for a great cause," says Julie Hill, Board President of the Education Foundation for Bend-La Pine Schools.

Mt. Bachelor opened for skiing and riding Nov. 20. Ski for Schools lift vouchers are valid for skiing or riding only Nov. 30-Dec. 4.

More information. Or call 800-829-2442.