Mt. Bachelor is the 6th largest ski resort in North America, with more than 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain. Located on the eastern flanks of Oregon’s Central Cascades, Mt. Bachelor is known for its light, dry snow, diverse terrain, family friendliness, and one of the longest seasons in the country that runs through May.
Mt. Bachelor is situated within Deschutes National Forest, and only 22 miles outside of Bend, Oregon, which is home to many of the country's top craft breweries, tax-free shopping, 300 days of sunshine, and great après-adventure. Mt. Bachelor ski area offers a modern lift infrastructure and updated amenities within 40 miles of nearby Redmond Municipal Airport. There are 12 direct flights into the area each day from major skier markets, while Mt. Bachelor is approximately 115 miles south of Portland.
Campers take note that RV (with hookups) and van camping are allowed in the West Village base area in winter and summer.
Mount Bachelor is technically a strato-volcano atop a shield volcano situated along the Cascade Volcanic Arc. The volcano last erupted approximately 10,000 years ago. Mount Bachelor gets its name for being isolated from the Three Sisters, a group of three volcanic mountains that are northwest of Mount Bachelor.
If wind is predicted, try to get up on the mountain early. Mount Bachelor is known to be very windy, and the resort will shut down the chairlift during extremely high winds.
Mount Bachelor is a destination for freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Boarders should try out the 400-foot super pipe, which has been used as a USSA Olympic Qualifier. Beginners should head to Sunshine Park to build up their skills.
The mountain also has a lot to offer for Nordic skiers since it has the longest groomed Nordic season in North America. During the summer, mountain bikers can enjoy the downhill bike park.