Just like you, we were bummed out when Mt. Bachelor announced they would be postponing Opening Day to December 3. The mountain was projected to open for the Winter 2021/2022 season on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, we still need to keep praying for snow, as the postponement comes due to warm temperatures and a lack of snowfall. Once it does open though, we’ll be waiting with our boards and skis waxed and ready to go!
Mt. Bachelor Opening Weekend Schedule
There will be plenty of fun to be had at Mt. Bachelor during opening weekend — from first chair freebies and swag giveaways at different locations across the resort, to an Instagram user-generated stoke contest featuring a GoPro as the grand prize.
To enter the Instagram contest, post your favorite picture, clip, reel or video from Opening Weekend (Friday & Saturday only) and tag @mtbachelor and include the hashtag #outplayallday. The most “stoke-worthy” content each day wins a Go Pro! Winners will be selected and notified via Instagram each day at 5pm.
On both Friday and Saturday, expect to shred to the sounds of a live DJ on the West Village Lodge deck. Friday, the Mt. Bachelor team will be giving away Nordic Bars as you head to the to lifts on Opening Day (while supplies lasts) in the West Village Plaza and outside the Nordic Center. On Saturday and Sunday, the first 20 Subaru drivers will be rewarded with a preferred parking spot for the day and a swag bag.
From 8:30-9:30am, First Chair Giveaways will be happening – Friday at Pine Marten, Saturday at Skyliner and Sunday at Red Chair. Get in line for First Chair and be rewarded with a breakfast burrito and other swag. The first 50 shredders through the gates receive a custom buff from BlackStrap! Don’t miss the chance to snag a free 10 Barrel Brewing beer token. On Saturday, the First Chair giveaways head to Skyliner for free breakfast burritos and swag and Sunday the same at Red Chair.
Backcountry Pub with 10 Barrel Brewing
Mt. Bachelor and 10 Barrel Brewing have you covered when you’re craving a brew and food between laps in the backcountry. On Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, stop by the Backcountry Pub with 10 Barrel Brewing at the bottom of the Outback lift between 11am-3pm for your favorite bevs and a hearty burrito and rest your legs. They’ll also have tunes and free swag. Their Fried Chicken Burrito is already calling us!
Dirksen Derby 14 Snowboard Rally Race
This live event returns to Mt. Bachelor on December 17-19, 2021! The international snowboard, split-board and sit-ski communities come together for a fun and memorable weekend. Parallel Banked Slalom race sources are built in a different location on the lower part of the mountain since the event’s inception in 2007. THe courses challenge racers with a low-speed, but technical race that rewards consistency. Learn more about how you can participate at dirksenderby.com.
Santa on the Slopes
Want to catch Santa before he departs on a night-long journey across the world to deliver Christmas presents? You’re in luck! Santa visits Mt. Bachelor to spread holiday cheer on Christmas Eve, December 24! Bring your family and try to catch Santa as he cruises around the slopes, passing out candy canes and snapping pictures.
Spend Christmas 2021 in Sunriver
Once Mt. Bachelor opens for the season, we’re expecting a winter season filled with stoke. We can’t wait to welcome you and your group to Sunriver this winter. Mt. Bachelor has no plans on returning to the parking reservation system they used last year, which makes planning your trip to the mountain much easier.
Do you still need holiday lodging in Sunriver? Browse our homes and book online, or give us a call and one of our reservations specialists will help you find the perfect vacation home in Sunriver for your specific needs.