A warm, inviting mountain getaway with a cosmopolitan appeal is what you’ll find when you arrive in the friendly town of Bend, Oregon. Majestic, snow-capped peaks adorn the high-desert skyline, making for some of the best weather in Oregon—think sun-drenched days and cool nights—along with endless options for plenty of play time. The local weather sets up MT Bachelor for classic bluebird POW days on the regular.
Dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons, Bend is world famous for both its outdoor pursuits and pristine beauty. You can catch an art exhibit, dine at an award-winning restaurant, spoil yourself at one of the many spas, or trek the legendary Bend Ale Trail, the largest beer trail in the West.
Mt. Bachelor formed as a dormant volcano between 11,000 and 15,000 years ago, and stands today as a true giant that reaches high into the Oregon sky. The dry climate of Central Oregon assures that the 462 inches of annual snowfall on Mount Bachelor is light and fluffy, perfect for carving flawless S turns or learning to ski or snowboard. The resort offers 3,683 acres of terrain, 3,365 feet of vertical drop and extremely diverse runs ranging from double black diamonds to easy green runs for first-timers. With one of the fastest lift systems in the west and the comforts of some of the best lodging with casual dinning and retail, it’s no wonder Conde Nast Travel named Bachelor one of the top 50 Ski Resorts in North America for 12 years in a row, and MSN.com ranked it in the top 10.