With the onset of winter begins the winter sports season for all of us in Central Oregon. We love being outside as much as possible, and a winter day spent sliding down the slopes is our idea of a really good time! If you’re visiting in the winter, chances are you have at least some intentions of skiing in Oregon ! Our Mount Bachelor slopes are tentatively scheduled to open on November 25th. How soon after can you get here?
Mt. Bachelor Ski Area
The Mt. Bachelor ski area came from humble beginnings, opening on December 19, 1958 with a single lift and a rope tow. Today, nearly 60 years later, it is the pinnacle of Sunriver skiing. As one of the largest ski resorts in the United States, Mt. Bachelor offers over 3,700 acres of lift accessible skiing and snowboarding terrain, 88 runs, and a season that lasts from Thanksgiving till May most years. The low east area of Mt. Bachelor is a wilderness area that has limited cell service and is about 25 minutes away from the nearest ski lift, so if you like the wild side, please be safe and ski with a buddy.
Not everyone has had the opportunity to spend their winter months skiing and snowboarding, so we offer classes for people of all ages and skills; private lessons, group lessons, beginning lessons for adults or refresher courses for kids—there’s something for everyone! We also rent all the equipment needed for a day on the slopes, so you won’t need to worry about finding room in your suitcase for your snowboard! Costs vary for the different classes and equipment, so make sure you visit the Mt. Bachelor web site for all your Sunriver skiing and snowboarding needs prior to your visit.
Why Ski Oregon?
While it is true that not everyone understands the thrill of speeding down the slopes, with the snow white, cold, and brilliant beneath you, and the skies blue and clear above you, we think that if you try it just once, you will be hooked for life. Riding the chair lifts high above the various trails, watching the skiers in their colorful garb below you, slipping off the lift and casually skiing to the beginning of the trail, then quickly sliding down the slopes—it’s not just a sport that strengthens your muscles; skiing or snowboarding can be a life altering experience that everyone should try at least once.
And finally, there’s nothing better after a long day spent skiing in Oregon than spending your nights in one of our luxury Sunriver Pines vacation rentals, soaking aching muscles in a hot tub and sleeping comfortably in our high end beds. Book your vacation rental today, and ski Oregon with us tomorrow!