Embracing Winter’s Thrill: Skiing Adventures at Mt. Bachelor

Nestled in the heart of the Cascades, Mt. Bachelor in Oregon is a skier’s paradise, offering a unique blend of exhilarating slopes, breathtaking scenery, and a friendly, laid-back atmosphere. Whether you’re carving through fresh powder or enjoying a leisurely run on a groomed trail, the fun of skiing at Mt. Bachelor is unmatched. Here’s why this majestic mountain should be at the top of your winter travel list.

Getting There: How far away is Tetherow from Mt. Bachelor?

It’s a quick 20-minute drive from Tetherow. General parking there is free and is first come, first served. It can fill up fast on a nice day, and we recommend reserving your spot on the Tetherow shuttle. It runs twice daily to the mountain and provides a relaxing, hassle-free way to get to and from your snow day. Must be booked at last one day in advance, up to 14 days in advance at 541-213-2405.

Does Mt. Bachelor Offer Terrain for Every Skill Level?

Mt. Bachelor boasts over 4,300 acres of skiable terrain, making it one of the largest ski resorts in North America. Beginners can find their confidence on the gentle slopes of Sunrise and Sunshine Accelerator, while intermediate skiers can enjoy the wide, groomed runs of Skyliner and Outback. For the experts, the mountain presents a challenge with its steep chutes, deep powder bowls, and tree skiing in the Northwest Territory. No matter your skill level, there’s always a new slope to conquer and a new view to cherish.

The Magic of the Summit

Reaching the summit of Mt. Bachelor is an experience unto itself. As you ascend on the Summit Express chairlift, the panoramic views of the surrounding Cascade Range are awe-inspiring. From the top, at an elevation of over 9,000 feet, you can gaze upon the iconic peaks of the Three Sisters, Broken Top, and on clear days, even Mt. Hood in the distance. The summit runs offer some of the most exhilarating skiing on the mountain.

Does Mt. Bachelor have a welcoming feeling?

Absolutely! One of the defining aspects of Mt. Bachelor is its warm and welcoming community. From the knowledgeable lift operators to the locals you’ll meet on the chairlift, everyone is united by a shared passion for the mountain and its snowy slopes. It’s not uncommon to strike up a conversation on a lift ride and end the day with new skiing buddies or tips on the mountain’s hidden gems.

Is the New Skyline Express High-Speed Chairlift in Use?

Yes! On Dec 19, 2023, the much-anticipated Skyliner Express high-speed “6-pack” chairlift began operations. It replaced a quad lift installed in 1989, the state-of-the-art Doppelmayr 6-CLD UNIG lift. Rides up the mountain have never faster or more efficient.

Hotel and lodging options for Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor does not offer on-site overnight lodging. However, Tetherow is a proud Preferred Lodging Partner with Mt. Bachelor and is only 20 minutes away from this breathtaking winter wonderland. Book with Tetherow and:

  • Enjoy 10% off your stay in the Tetherow Lodges (2 or more nights) or Vacation Rental Homes (3 or more nights);
  • Complimentary round trip shuttle* to/from Mt. Bachelor;
  • 5% off your Mt. Bachelor lift tickets (your special link to purchase lift tickets will be emailed to you after your lodging reservation is made).
  • Valid the 2023-2024 ski season, based on availability.
  • View Tetherow’s Bachelor Bundle special here.

Dining Options at Mt. Bachelor

Mt. Bachelor offers a variety of dining and beverage options. They encourage you to avoid the busy lunch hour by eating early or later. For Tetherow guests, we encourage you to grab a breakfast burrito to-go from our restaurant The Row, along with a warm coffee or even a Bloody Mary (only if you’re not driving, of course!), along with some fresh grab n go options so you can enjoy eating on your own timeline throughout the day. After a day on the slopes, be sure to hit up The Row’s Apres Ski menu from 2-5 pm daily. Great deals on small bites, meals and beverages every day Mt. Bachelor is open.

What can I do at Mt. Bachelor besides ski or snowboard?

For those days when you want to take a break from skiing or are traveling with non-skiers, Mt. Bachelor has plenty to offer. From snowshoeing tours to sled dog rides and the thrilling Snowblast Tubing Park, there’s no shortage of winter fun.

In conclusion, skiing at Mt. Bachelor is not just about the thrill of the descent or the challenge of a black diamond run. It’s about the joy of being in nature, the camaraderie of fellow winter enthusiasts, and the countless memories you’ll create on and off the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or clipping into skis for the first time, Mt. Bachelor promises fun, adventure, and a chance to embrace the magic of winter in Oregon.

Mt. Bachelor Events This Season

The Burton Mystery Series is back and coming to Mt. Bachelor this spring. This banked slalom event tours around the world and we are stoked to have them in Central Oregon to celebrate community and progression for all ages and abilities. The Burton Mystery Series features product giveaways, athlete demos, and BBQ/après hangouts.  April 4, 2024

Subaru and Mt. Bachelor are thrilled to welcome back Subaru WinterFest! This is a one-of-a-kind music and mountain lifestyle tour that invites friends, family, skiers, snowboarders, music fans, and dog lovers alike to bask in their love of adventure and all things winter April 12-14, 2024

Mt. Bachelor’s most anticipated spring event is making its annual return in May 2024! RendezVan Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates our amazing community of RVers, campers, and van-lifers who make the annual pilgrimage to Mt. Bachelor in the springtime to enjoy live music, soft spring laps, and sunshine. Families, skiers, riders, and all travelers are welcome — even the dogs are invited! May 2-5, 2024.