The Great Cascade Powder Safari

Your Encore Winter Adventure to Cascades of Oregon

        February 1 to February 8, 2020

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Mt. Bachelor

360° of Pure Powder Heaven

With over 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain, you won’t want to pass up a trip to the ski resort with the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington! Mt. Bachelor, located on the eastern flanks of Oregon’s Central Cascades, is known for its light, dry snow, diverse terrain, family-friendliness and long seasons.

Bill Healy founded Mt. Bachelor Ski Area December 19, 1958 with a rope tow and a single lift. Mt. Bachelor has since grown to be one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. The resort boasts a wide variety of terrain. Guests can ski or ride 360 degrees off the summit, hike the adjoining cinder cone for a thrilling run down, or, ski the trees to find that great cache of powder!

Not only is Mt. Bachelor a great place for expert skiers and riders to get that burn, it is also a fantastic place to learn a snow sport or take the family for an exciting day out. Carrousel, our free beginner's lift, offers an easy ride up and gentle slope down. There are also numerous lesson packages to choose from; check out our link to snow sports services.

Conveniently located just 22 miles west of Bend, Mt. Bachelor’s season is one of the longest in the Northwest, usually starting in November by Thanksgiving and lasting well into May. Surrounded by the tall hemlocks and pines of the Deschutes National Forest and breathtaking views of the Three Sisters and other Cascade peaks, you are sure to enjoy that mountain experience you seek at Mt. Bachelor!

NUMBER OF RUNS 101

MAX RUN LENGTH 4 miles

AVERAGE SNOWBASE 150"-200"

AVERAGE SNOWFALL 462"

EASIER TERRAIN 15%

MORE DIFFICULT TERRAIN 35%

MOST DIFFICULT TERRAIN 30%

EXTREME TERRAIN 20%

TOP ELEVATION 9,065'

LOWEST ELEVATION 5,700'

VERTICAL DROP 3,365'

SKIABLE ACRES 4,318



Lifts

LIFT NAME                       TYPE                     LENGTH                      VERTICAL
Carrousel Chair                   Triple Chair                      1,194'                                      171'

Cloudchaser                        High-Speed Quad             6,576'                                 1,448'

Northwest Express            High-Speed Quad             8,377'                                 2,365'

Outback Express                High-Speed Quad              6,991'                                1,780'

Pine Marten Express          High-Speed Quad             4,779'                                 1,360'

Rainbow Chair                     Triple Chair                        5,512'                                 1,215'

Red Chair                              Triple Chair                        4,042'                                 1,158'

Skyliner Express                  High-Speed Quad             5,878'                                 1,316'

Summit Express                   High-Speed Quad             4,783'                                 1,725'

Sunrise Express                   High-Speed Quad             3,732'                                    808'
Sunshine Accelerator         High-Speed Quad             1,888'                                    257'

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New in 2020

Woodward Mountain Park, a thoughtfully planned and animated network of Woodward-designed featured terrain zones that leverage the unique terrain and flow of each mountain and offer a fun and intuitive on-mountain experience, is coming to Mt. Bachelor this winter!

On the heels of bringing the Woodward WreckTangle Ninja Obstacle Challenge to Bend this summer, Woodward Mountain Parks are also an extension of Woodward, an experiential action sports company owned by POWDR along with Mt. Bachelor, and are built to empower and inspire the next generation of action sports and stoke the passions of the most passionate athletes.

The Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will consist of different themed on-mountain experiences that vary in difficulty, include featured terrain offerings, and focus on inclusivity and creativity, therefore welcoming guests of all ages and abilities.

The Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will have a base area Learning zone and the Park will work its way up and down the mountain through an artfully constructed routing that connects the entire fun and flowing experience offering a journey that is ultimately controlled by the skier or rider’s freedom of personal movement. You can choose your own adventure and set your own pace based on skill level or interest level.

As conditions permit, the Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will be open every day. There is not an extra fee to experience the Woodward Mountain Park, access is available with a regular lift ticket or season pass to the mountain.


THREE NEW LIFTS TO SERVE LEARNING, EXPERIENTIAL AND PERFORMANCE VENUES

Woodward Mountain Parks include three designated venues of featured terrain for Learning, Experiential and Performance. Within each venue are zones offering features and terrain designs that provide innovative ways to teach, learn, coach, and progress.

Mt. Bachelor’s Woodward Mountain Park features will include easy and forward-focused skill development in the Learning Zone Start Park; family-focused fun in the Adventure Zone, Progression Park and Family Cross Run in the Experiential Zone; and featured terrain parks that progress from small to medium and large in Performance Zone. Guests can choose their own pathway and set their own pace to building personal skill and adventure within every zone.

To enable progression at every level, pending approvals, the Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park will encompass new terrain and infrastructure including three new lifts:

A 70 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift serving the new Woodward Mountain Park “Start Park” adjacent to the Sunrise Lodge rental shop
A 300 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift next to the existing Carrousel Chair
A 629 ft. Doppelmayr fixed-grip quad chairlift which will open five acres of new beginner terrain below Sunrise Lodge in the direction of the existing Rainbow Chair
As part of Mt. Bachelor’s commitment to delivering opportunities to experience natural mountain adventure, starting in the 2019-20 season, free public access for beginners to enjoy the mountain will shift from Carrousel Chair to the new 70 ft. covered carpet conveyor lift where the new Mt. Bachelor Woodward Mountain Park “Start Park” will inspire a fun and productive learning zone for first-timers which will now be open seven days a week.

EXPANSION AND RENOVATION OF SUNRISE BASE AREA

To accommodate Woodward Mountain Park visitors and to enhance the guest experience on the east side of Mt. Bachelor, Sunrise Lodge will undergo a significant remodel in time for the 2019-20 winter season. Upgrades to the Sunrise lodge and base area include:

modernized restroom facilities


a remodeled rental shop to add capacity and quicken the rental process,


new kitchen equipment and a reconfiguration of the food court that that will allow for an enhanced menu and faster service


new furniture, paint and décor throughout the building

Woodward Mountain Park and its expanded learning terrain, enhancements to Sunrise lodge, and improvements to how guests park and access the mountain will make it easier than ever for visitors to enjoy a winter experience at Mt. Bachelor.