lots of acreage, fast lifts, close to a great town, great staff
summit rarely open, variable conditions, often wind holds on lifts
Of the couple of times I visited Mt. bachelor, I must say I was fairly dissappointed. It's a great mountain, I think its just been bad timing on my part. The summit has always been closed, lifts close down without warning. I was even stranded all the way on one side of the mountain because of it. However, Bachelor has everything it takes to be great mountain. Great staff, proximity to Bend (one of my favorite towns) and tons of terrain. I can imagine in the calm after a storm it is pretty hard to beat in the Pacific Northwest.