Thrill seekers are never satisfied with the status quo, always looking for something bigger and better—another mountain to conquer, another jump to vanquish. And when it’s time for these thrill seekers to start planning their next ski vacation, their attention turns to skiing in Oregon at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort located just outside Sunriver, Oregon. With over 55% of the runs designed to challenge the top skiers in the country, the 6th largest resort in the US provides the adrenaline rush the expert skier is seeking.
Sunriver Skiing Mountain Stats
Not “built” for the timid, the summit of Mt. Bachelor is over 9000 feet high and offers the highest chairlift in the Northwest; the Summit Express takes the most skilled skiers and snowboarders to the top. The resort features over 4000 skiable acres with 101 runs—30 of these runs are black diamonds and 20 are double black diamonds, making this challenging mountain the perfect conquest. Popular with skiers of all skill levels, arriving early is recommended, as the lift lines soon become extensive.
The Expert Runs
Now that you have reached the summit, you have your choice of runs to get your blood pumping. Many people start by heading down the west side of the mountain to get warmed up, but our thrill-seeking guests often make their way to the Cirque run for the most extreme fun. Offering views that will take your breath away and vertical drops that do the same, we’ve yet to meet a skier who hasn’t been challenged by this double black diamond run. The Serengeti Plains run, also reached from the summit, is a long one, lasting nearly 3000 feet, ensuring you get your money’s worth from your day on the slopes. Sunriver skiing offers other popular runs for the expert and professional set include the Upper Plains and Deadwood Canyon runs; taking the Upper Plains to the Deadwood Canyon and then the West Catchline makes for a nice long run and brings you back to the boarding spot of the Summit Express for another trip to the top.
Bad Weather at the Top? No Problem!
It doesn’t mean you’ll need to spend the day inside when bad weather keeps skiers away from the summit of Mt. Bachelor; there’s more challenges to be had when you take the Outback and Northwest Express to the protected side of the mountain, and if that’s not enough of a challenge for our favorite adrenaline junkies, snowboarders can spend some time on the natural half pipes created by the lava that once flowed from the volcano thousands of years ago!
Warm Up in Style
Our Sunriver Pines cabins and homes are designed to keep you warm and cozy after a day of skiing in Oregon. Reserve yours today and discover a safe place to land during your Oregon ski journey.