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Reviews for Mt. Bachelor
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98 Total Reviews:
5 Star Reviews (36)
4 Star Reviews (20)
3 Star Reviews (12)
2 Star Reviews (14)
1 Star Reviews (16)
We've all seen crazy and insane rules in the last year that we could never have imagined not too long ago. Many of them are nonsensical and not only do they not help matters, but I would argue they potentially make things much worse. Case in point, to ski at Mount Bachelor in Oregon now you have to go online and try to get a parking space. There's a limited number, even though there is more room to park people. If you do not get the pass, which I couldn't, you have to spend 10 bucks each way to take a shuttle to the mountain, the sign on the shuttle says they will allow 17 people plus the driver. So once in the morning there, then returning back in the afternoon potentially puts you with 34 other people on a 30 or 40 minute ride in close quarters that you otherwise would not have ever met. Plus if I brought my own car, I keep water and snacks to get, again I would never have to see anybody. But now we can't do that, we all have to funnel through the same doors to the same water station inside their lounge. It literally makes no sense. ... Full Review
Bachelor was run so much better when privately owned. They stayed open until snow was gone. Prices were reasonable. Now, maintenance is spotty. Closed much of the time due to "conditions". Grossly overpriced. Especially given Covid. You might think they would offer some discount to locals who are the ones who built/supported them for many years. Food horrible. Bachelor is trying (poorly) to be a big boy resort. ... Full Review
Used to be a well run resort when it was managed locally but since it has been mismanaged by POWDR Corp out of Utah it continues to spiral downward.Lifts have constant maintenance issues and stop frequently. Same company that let Copper Mt. get run down over the last decade. As far as the physical mountain goes its a very good place for intermediate and beginners, not much expert or advanced terrain unless conditions are perfect and the backside happens to be open. Has a long season but also a lot of un-skiable days due to harsh PNW weather.No Aprés Ski or lodging on the mountain so you have to head back to Bend. Hopefully POWDR Corp will be bought out in the future and some money and care will be put back into this resort to return it to the best that it can be.... Full Review
Mt. Bachelor has been shutdown due to CV since mid March. ZERO indication whatsoever of partial season pass refunds despite the OR shelter in place order, and the economic damage coming to the Bend community.
The greed of POWDR corporation has no limits.
Hopefully they are deep in the red this season and are forced to sell the resort.
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Great Mountain but the operation seems to lack resilience. For familiar and strong intermediate skier it is great. Advanced and experts can be great is summit and NW are open. If not it is... just ok.... Full Review
My wife and I have skied MB frequently over the last 10 years. Loved it at first but not so much now. Rarely get to ski the runs we prefer because of lift closures due to weather or "storm recovery" work (isn't it your job to prepare the mountain after a storm dump??). Weather is unavoidable anywhere, but can be blizzard-like even mid-mountain. Bluebird days are fantastic though. Grooming is often poor - grooming reports questionable. We finally gave up on apres-ski on the mountain because the locals from Bend who weren't even on the slopes that day take up half the limited space (there is no central village type area with multiple apres options). Mid-mountain Pine Marten "lodge" is more like under-used family cafeteria with absolutely no vibe. All said, not worth the high lift ticket prices.... Full Review
My bachelor can be fun if you’re a beginner looking to take expensive lessons. My bachelor is very expensive, they rarely have all their lifts open(summit and northwest are often closed) the snow is almost always tracked up by 10 30. The traffic getting to and from the mountain on weekends or days with good weather is awful and sometimes adds 2 hours to the drive. Lift lines on the main lift(pine Martin) are often very long(1-2 hours). The weather is often freezing fog and icy conditions no matter what their website states. Overall this is a good beginner mountain or a good mountain for people who are not avid skiers. For the people who no much about skiing this mountain is not a first pick. Go to hoodoo.... Full Review
Bluebird Powder days are fantastic. Watch the weather forecast and get some before the wind... Full Review
Mt Bachelor offers great access to a wide variety of runs. As a novice, I'd like to see more guidance on the signage in the way the runs are ranked for skill. The assigned green and blue categories are very broad. The easiest beginner lift/slope (Carousel) is closed M-W, and shuts down entirely for the season early; mid-March. If Carousel lift is closed, I suggest that novices head for the Sunshine Accelerator lift in West Village for the Homerun run. Beware of boarders and unsupervised kids blasting through green slopes at high speed with no warning. ... Full Review