After a late November partial opening, Mt. Bachelor is officially open every day with more terrain being added as more snow falls. As of December 11, Little Pine and Red Chair are open but keep in mind that early season conditions exist. The mountain has received two new inches of snow in the last 24-hours and the forecast predicts some notable snow accumulation in the next 24-48 hours, which means additional lifts could open by the weekend. With a new storm expected to deliver more of the powdered good stuff, we’re looking forward to a fun season at Mt. Bachelor.
New! Woodward Mountain Park
In October, we wrote about the new Woodward Mountain Park opening at Mt. Bachelor this winter. Woodward is designed to provide experiences built to inspire and empower youth to reach their potential and for experienced riders to take it to the next level. The progression-based facilities help you develop new skills and no previous experience is required. The park features three different terrain venues designed for learning, experiential and performance. Choose your own path, learn at your own pace and develop a lifelong affinity for skiing or snowboarding.
Kids Ski Free at Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor is currently running a promotion offerings kids age 12 and under the same number of days as their parents free when purchased in advance. The special Kids Ski Free adult ticket of three days or longer doesn’t have any blackout dates and allows you to take advantage of the offer when during the upcoming holiday periods. These special passes are on sale now through December 15 and can be used any day during the 2019-2020 winter season at Mt. Bachelor.
Sled Dog Rides
Add a truly unique experience to your Sunriver vacation by riding behind a real dog sled team. A professional musher takes you on an exciting adventure while you stay snug and wat in the sled. Advanced reservations are required with trips starting on December 15, 2019. Trips include approximately one hour of orientation and trail time, with the option to participate in watering and feeding the dogs after the trip.
Snowblast Tubing Park
Mt. Bachelor’s Snowblast Tubing Park offers Central Oregon’s biggest snow tubing experience. Children must be at least 42-inches tall to ride and only one person is allowed per tube for safety reasons. Tube down the hill, which is conveniently located near the base area of West Village Lodge and then be pulled by up by our specially designed tows. Snowblast Tubing at Mt. Bachelor is offered most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through early April and on select weekdays during holiday periods. Tubing sessions may sell out and it’s recommended to purchase early on the day of at the ticket window in the Mountain Gateway.
Forest Service Snowshoe Tours
Learn about the natural winter ecology and geology of Central Oregon at Mt. Bachelor alongside a US Forest Service Naturalist on a free 90-minute interpretive snowshoe tour. Snowshoes are provided and no previous experience is required. The program runs December 21, 2019, through March 29, 2020, on weekends, holidays (except Christmas and New Year’s Day) and school vacations.
Free Mt. Bachelor Shuttle for Sunset Lodging Guests
Sunset Lodging offers a free ski shuttle bus that runs back and forth to Mt. Bachelor twice daily (Friday through Monday) for our Sunriver guests. You must book your stay through Sunset Lodging in order to ride the free shuttle to Mt. Bachelor. Shuttle passengers need to sign up for the complimentary shuttle at our front desk at least 24 hours in advance. Shuttle availability is a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact our front desk if you would like to make a reservation on the Mt. Bachelor shuttle!
Winter Fun For the Whole Family at Mt. Bachelor
Mt. Bachelor offers outdoor fun and adventure for the entire family. Even if members of your group would rather not ski or need to stay with small children in the lodge, each of the lodges at Mt. Bachelor offers great dining options as well as a selection of craft beers and beverages. Head to the Clearing Rock Bar to warm up with your favorite hot winter beverage and watch the action on the slopes from the deck or from in front of the cozy fireplace.
Book the lodging for your Mt. Bachelor vacation today through Sunset Lodging in Sunriver and enjoy access to the free Mt. Bachelor shuttle. We’re looking forward to a great winter sports season on the mountain!