One of the best things about living in a mountain town is the ability to play outside year-round, especially on the mountain itself! Mt. Bachelor in Oregon offers activities guaranteed to bring the family together no matter when you choose to visit. Summer and spring are perfect times for hiking, biking and exploring, while fall is the time for leaf peepers, and winter is when this small town comes to life! Skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling—whatever your favorite winter sport is, Mt. Bachelor, OR is the place you want to be when those first snowflakes fall.
Starting in the 1920s with a simple ski jump and a mountaineer club formed by Scandinavian lumberjacks, Mt. Bachelor has been the prime location for winter sports in the Central Oregon region for residents and tourists alike. On October 18, 1958, Bachelor Butte officially opened, boasting one lift, two rope tows, and a small lodge that was only open days. The first season lasted 86 days and saw 29,000 skiers swooshing down the slopes. Mt. Bachelor, OR had officially begun its career as a ski resort.
Fast forward 58 years to the 2016 ski season that is about to start and Mt. Bachelor, Oregon is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States and the largest in the Cascade Mountains. When planning a winter vacation to the Sunriver region of Central Oregon, a trip to the resort should be number one on your list! Home to 4300 acres of ski lift accessible slopes and 88 runs, this is where the fun is! Bring your family and spend the day on the slopes skiing, snow dog sledding, snowboarding, and tubing. Winter shines brighter and lasts longer on Mt. Bachelor than in any other ski resort in the Northwest.
Winter sports stir up a big appetite and with nine different dining spots on the mountain, you won’t have trouble finding a meal to sate your mountain sized appetite. Ranging from the simple coffee shop (Pinnacles, the espresso bar) to an intimate après ski bar (Clearing Rock Bar), Mt. Bachelor has a spot for every appetite. No one goes hungry on our watch!
After a long day of sliding down the slopes, nothing feels better than a soak in a hot tub before climbing into a soft bed for a night filled with happy dreams. Book your luxurious Sunriver Pines vacation rental today and discover just how much better the right vacation home can make a vacation.