Ski Packages, Après Specials and Our “Sweet Spot” Location
By Yoko Minoura
For powderhounds looking to hit the slopes at Mt. Bachelor, booking a stay at Tetherow can ensure the mountain won’t be the only high point in your winter getaway.
Travelers can again book hotel rooms or vacation homes, purchase lift tickets, and organize transportation to and from the slopes all at once by reserving a ski package at Tetherow. More importantly, visitors can save $50 or more off two nights’ lodging, skip the ticket window at Bachelor and enjoy all of Tetherow’s resort amenities after the lifts close at 4 pm.
“This is not your grandfather’s golf club, (and) this is not your grandfather’s winter destination, too,” Tetherow Lodging General Manager Loy Helmly said.
Once skiers and snowboarders are back from the slopes, they can refuel at The Row, which is running Après Ski food specials every day. Any soreness or muscle strain can be eased in the saunas, steam rooms or hot tub at Tetherow Sport – or, for guests in the vacation homes, in the home’s own outdoor hot tub. The fitness facility will also offer massage services on a limited basis, or guests can request an in‑room massage by contacting the front desk.
In fact, locals may want to book a staycation or encourage out‑of‑town friends or relatives to look into a vacation home so that everyone can take advantage of resort amenities. Hotel guests also receive complimentary breakfast as part of the package, while vacation home guests can come home to hot cocoa and schnapps.
Beyond that, however, Tetherow is located in the “sweet spot” between the mountain and downtown Bend, and all guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle to and from downtown or the Old Mill District.
“The thing that’s really neat is there’s so much to do in Bend for after skiing,” Helmly said. “There’s no night skiing, so that leaves the evening for fun, with all the craft brewing, the nightlife and shopping.”
Despite the lack of night skiing or onsite lodging, Mt. Bachelor has made significant improvements, including upgrades to the West Village lodge and the addition of the new, high‑speed chairlift known as Cloudchaser on the east flank of the mountain.
Because High Desert weather tends to come in from the west, the 13 new runs served by Cloudchaser enjoy milder weather and more sun, according to Mt. Bachelor officials.
Helmly – who said he has spent most of his adult life in mountain towns – said Mt. Bachelor is unique in the Pacific Northwest region in that it tends to receive dry, high‑quality powder and sunny bluebird days.
“(There’s) sunshine, dependable snow, it’s affordable for families,” he said. “Around here, (we have) better conditions, better skiing.”
The ski packages are subject to certain restrictions and blackout dates; for more information and pricing, contact Tetherow Guest Services at (877) 285‑6748.