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Related Regions: Oregon, United States, North America

Overview

Mt. Bachelor is situated within the Deschutes National Forest in the scenic Cascade Range of central Oregon. Only 22 miles outside of Bend, Oregon, along the Century Divide Highway, Mt. Bachelor ski area offers a modern lift infrastructure and updated amenities within 40 miles of nearby Redmond Municipal Airport. Mt. Bachelor is approximately 115 miles south of Portland.

Central Oregon provides a dry climate, plentiful sunshine and excellent weather conditions for sunny days on the mountain. Mt. Bachelor’s top elevation is 9,065 feet, providing 360-degree views from its summit and a vertical drop of 3,365 feet. An average annual snow base of 150-200 inches and an average annual snowfall of 462 inches fall on the 4,318 skiable acres and 101 runs. Mt. Bachelor usually opens in November around Thanksgiving.

Central Oregon, the town of Bend and Mt. Bachelor ski area are excellent options for summer recreation and bike riding in particular. Bachelor’s mountain bike park is a popular option for village visitors after the ski area’s winter closing date. Mt. Bachelor lodging options are based out of Bend and Sunriver and many of the properties offer transportation via the Mt. Bachelor Shuttle. 

 

 

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Elevation

  • 9065ft
    Summit
  • 3365ft
    Vertical Drop
  • 5700ft
    Base

Lifts

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
  • 8
  • 0
  • 3
  • 0
  • 0
  • 11
    Total

Terrain

  • Beginner Runs

    15%

  • Intermediate Runs

    35%

  • Advanced Runs

    30%

  • Expert Runs

    20%

  • Runs

    101

  • Terrain Parks

    5

  • Longest Run

    4 mi

  • Skiable Terrain

    4318 ac

  • Snow Making

    20 ac

  • mi Snow Making

    2.5 mi

More Info

Mt. Bachelor has terrain suitable for all ability types ranging from long groomed cruisers to expert chutes and steeps. The ski area is one of the largest resorts in the Northwest and offers abundant terrain options. The resort is becoming famous for its freestyle terrain and has made significant improvements to the terrain parks. 

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. 

Important Dates

  • Projected OpeningProjected Closing11/24/201805/26/2019
  • Days Open Last Year
    185
  • Projected Days Open
    185
  • Years Open
    60
  • Average Snowfall
    462"

Best Mt. Bachelor Hotels

1-Bedroom Codo
18575 SW Century Dr. Bend, 97702
Hotel
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
Lounge
60801 Brosterhous Road Bend, 97702
Specialty Lodging
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.
780 NE Court Street Bend, 97466
Specialty Lodging
* Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.

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Mt. Bachelor Reviews

Ryan Remigio
14th April 20182
Even on clear days with very light wind, they close the summit. It's very frustrating...we can handle a little wind...one little gust...Full review
Tucker
26th March 20185
I have been going to bach at least once a year for the past 6 years and have NEVER had a bad...Full review
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