Bachelor is the best ski area in the northwestern US and rates well with other premier ski areas in the US. The lifts are fast and the snow is dry and deep. The terrain highly varied especially when the sun is out and you can go to the top of the mountain. The lift tickets are quite economical and crowds an infrequent problem. The restaurants can compete with any and at a very reasonable price. Stunning views from Pine Marten lodge. The area is not dated and has significant upgrades on an almost yearly basis. Only a couple of weaknesses. There are no accommodations on mountain--a 20 min drive is needed. But, a huge selection of hotels in Bend and houses/condos in Sun River are available at a reasonable price. Also, they sometimes groom too much and not too many cliffs. That said, even after 20 years of going, it is still a joy.