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Mt. Bachelor OregonOn the north face of Mount Bachelor in Oregon, you will find the the second largest single mountain ski area in the US. Mount Bachelor sits on top of a stratovolcano 22 miles west of Bend, Oregon. What began as a single towrope operation in 1958 has grown into one of the biggest ski areas in North America.

The peak of Mount Bachelor stands at 9,000 feet and the ski area offers 3,300 feet of lift-served vertical skiing. 12 lifts spread across the 3,600 acre area. The area is technically difficult with 60% of their runs considered 'advanced' or higher. Taking advantage of the North West's precipitation, Mount Bachelor gets 370 inches of snow fall a year.

With Mount Bachelor located on a single mountain, cat skiing is not available. However, because of the sheer size of the ski area, there are plenty of runs to keep even the avid skier challenged and entertained. Plus, their winterpark features a full-sized superpipe. For those novice skiers, group and individual lessons are available for $70-80, including a two hour lift ticket. There are also private lessons available for experienced skiers looking to hone their skills.

While there is no lodging available at the ski area, Mount Bachelor has teamed up with several local hotels and lodges to offer close, comfortable accommodations at a reasonable price. There are swanky mountain resorts as close as five minutes from Mount Bachelor Ski Area that offer ski and stay packages around $85--not to mention some beautiful scenery. Many hotels and motels are also available in Bend, Oregon--a thirty minute drive from the ski area.

  • -Annual Snowfall—370”
  • -25% of runs are considered ‘expert’. 35% are 'advanced'. 25% are 'intermediate'. 15% are 'beginner'.
  • -12 lifts
  • -Longest Run—1.5 miles
  • -Highest Elevation—9,000 ft.
  • -Lift Ticket—Adult: $70, Teen: $60, Youth: $43, Senior Citizen: $60

Thinking of planning a ski trip to the northwest? Don't overlook Mount Bachelor. Beautiful scenery, tons of runs and nothing but real, fresh powder make it a good bet. The massive ski area has a lot of good to offer novice and advanced skiers alike.

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