We know you have a lot of options when you begin to plan your winter ski trip, so we want you to know that we greatly appreciate you choosing Sunriver Pines for your vacation accommodations and Mt Bachelor for your skiing experience. You’ll be happy to know you made a really good decision when you chose us! And as a token of our gratitude, we are offering this Mt Bachelor ski guide for your trip—it’s always fun coming into the game knowing what to expect. Most Oregon ski guides focus solely on the skiing, but this one will help you have the best vacation possible!
Mt Bachelor is Actually a Volcano
Yes, you read that correctly, according to Wikipedia, Mt. Bachelor is a “stratovolcano atop a shield volcano,” but you have nothing to fear; its last eruption was in 6051 BC. It’s dormant now, but that doesn’t make it any less interesting!
The Mt Bachelor Ski Resort Dates Back to 1958
In its first year in business, 29,000 skiers visited, paying $3 a day or $50 for season passes. The first chairlift, however, wasn’t installed until 1962; prior to that skiers had to use either a poma lift or one of the two rope tows. Today, Mt Bachelor is the 6th largest ski resort in the US, with tens of thousands of skiers schussing down its slopes. Lift ticket costs have risen significantly as well, although they still offer a great bargain. A two-day pass will cost $172 for adults, $136 for teens, and $97 for youths 6-12 (kids 5 and under ski free).
The Summit is Over 9000 Feet High
The Summit Express Chairlift takes you to the top where the black and double black diamond runs begin. The Mt Bachelor ski area is known for having the longest ski season in the Northwest, generally opening in mid-November and ending in May. There are 101 runs, the longest of which lasts four miles, and 50% of the terrain is either difficult or extreme; however, novice or intermediate skiers have plenty of runs they can try without having to fear for their lives. 15% of the terrain is easy and 35% is more difficult or intermediate. The Carousel lift is a free beginner’s lift, and the ski resort offers lessons starting at $80 for adult group lessons for skiing and snowboarding; this family friendly resort is designed for all ages and skill levels to have the time of their lives!
Warm and Welcoming
Spending your days skiing at Mt Bachelor Ski Resort can only be improved by spending your nights in one of our Sunriver Pines vacation escapes! Warm and welcoming and designed to fit the lifestyle of active families, our properties become homes when you walk in the door—reserve yours today!