Intermediate Sunriver Skiing Guide

The beauty of visiting Sunriver is knowing its charm transcends all seasons. Our fair city is lush and vibrant in summer and spring, colorful and rich in the fall, and starkly beautiful when covered with a blanket of snow in the winter. Our mountain village is a popular place at all times of the year, but in the winter when the snow falls on Mt. Bachelor, skiers of all ski levels put on their colorful winter best and flock to the slopes for some of the best Bend skiing has to offer.

From novice skiers attempting the bunny slopes for the very first time to the intermediate level skiers who still haven’t found their way to the black diamonds to those expert skiers who make the sport look easy as they fly down the most difficult trails of all, your Sunriver vacation is guaranteed to be exciting and memorable! We’ve put together a guide and Sunriver activities calendar aimed towards those intermediate skiers looking for a great experience—check it out below!

Mountain Stats and your Sunriver Activities Calendar

Offering 101 runs and 11 lifts, the statistics of Mt. Bachelor are pretty evenly spread out in terms of trail difficulty: 15% easy, 35% intermediate, 30% difficult, and a whopping 20% extreme. Today we’re going to focus on the largest demographic of our Sunriver Pines guests, the intermediate skiers!

As you probably already know, each trail has a symbol that tells you the difficulty level; beginners and novices should stick to the green circles, intermediates can tackle the blue squares, and the more expert skiers head to the black diamonds and the double black diamonds. There are enough intermediate trails available that you could probably ski every day for a week and never have the same experience twice!

Because a warm up run is always recommended, the simpler trails like Old Skyliner and the Canyons are the best to start with, but once your muscles are warmed up and ready to go your options are endless! Ed’s Garden, Outback Express, Downunder—all these trails will give you long stretches of fun and are challenging enough to keep you interested without be intimidating to those who just aren’t ready to move on to the tough stuff!

For those who haven’t skied in awhile and are wanting to brush up on their skills, or for those who are ready to move up to the next levels but aren’t quite sure they can handle it, adult ski lessons are offered at Mt. Bachelor for skiers of all experience levels. And if you haven’t brought your own equipment, you can rent whatever you need right there on the mountain. You can also save a few bucks and rent from one of the many stores in the Sunriver and Bend skiing area.

After Spending a Day on the Slopes

It’s time to come home to your cozy and warm Sunriver Pines vacation rental to rest and recuperate! Thanks to our private hot tubs for soaking aching muscles and fireplaces in the living areas, life doesn’t get any better than this! Reserve your stay with us today.

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