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Beginner Sunriver Skier Guide

HomeSunriver Skiing GuideBeginner Sunriver Skier Guide

As you start planning your winter vacation to Sunriver, Oregon, you may find yourself wondering if this will be the year that you face your fears and finally take the first steps toward to realizing a lifelong dream. Will this be the year you learn to ski? Maybe you’ve never lived near the mountains, or maybe you’ve worried that your talents lie in other areas, or maybe you haven’t even thought about it much at all. Whichever category you fall under, we do think it IS time to learn, and partake in one of the best Sunriver winter activities. Let this beginner’s ski guide help you make that choice!

There’s Plenty of Sunriver Rental Options if you don’t own Equipment

Not a problem! Renting equipment is generally better as a novice or beginner skier because you never know if this new sport is something you’ll really be able to get into. Shops like 4 Seasons Recreational Outfitters and Village Bike and Ski have everything you need for your day on the slopes! Mt. Bachelor also offers a full service ski equipment shop, but their prices tend to be a little higher than the shops you find in town.

Approximately 15% of the Runs at Mt. Bachelor are for Beginner

With over 4000 skiable acres, that 15% offers you quite a few options! The East Side of the Mountain offers the most green circle runs (A green circle denotes runs for beginners, blue squares for intermediates, and black and double black diamonds for experts and crazy daredevils!) and are very clearly marked so novices don’t find themselves accidentally risking their lives on an extreme run! The Sunrise Express Quad will always be your best start, taking you to fun trails like Marshmallow and Leeway, designed to gently introduce unsure skiers to one of the best Sunriver winter activities!

Before You Head Off on Your Own

It’s important to take lessons. The tips and tricks taught by the professionals will help you not just in the beginning but as you make your way through the different ski experience levels. The ski classes offered on Mt. Bachelor are taught by the best skiers in town and you will have a choice as to the type of class you take. Offering group classes that are divided into skill levels, you never have to worry that your inexperience will be laughed at or ridiculed; everyone in your class will be novices!

Plan on a Few Falls and Bruises

It happens all the time in the beginning stages, but you are lucky enough and smart enough to have chosen a great vacation rental to rest and recuperate in! Our Sunriver rental homes offer soft furnishings that will pamper your tender backside. Private hot tubs in some, deep soaking tubs in the bathrooms of others, and fireplaces in most help warm your chilly core— view our homes available to rent and reserve your stay today!