Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

Only 20 minutes from Bend and Sunriver, Mt. Bachelor, a 9,065-foot volcanic cone, offers world-class skiing and snowboarding from November well into the spring.

Famous for its deep powder and surfy terrain, the mountain annually plays host to Olympic hopefuls and international competitions. Not only is Mt. Bachelor a great place for expert skiers and riders to get that burn, it is also a fantastic place to learn a snow sport or take the family for an exciting day out. The resort offers free and easy rides up the Carrousel beginners lift with a gentle slope down. There are also numerous lesson packages to choose from.With 4,300 acres of terrain served by a network of eleven lifts, eight of which are high-speed quads (including the new Cloudchaser lift), there’s room for every interest and ability. In addition to the world-renowned downhill skiing and snowboarding; snowshoeing tours, sled dog rides and Nordic skiing are all offered on site.

Located on Cascade Lakes Hwy, 22 miles southwest of Bend

More info:

Average annual snowfall: 462 inches
Base elevation: 6300 feet
Vertical elevation: 3365 feet
Longest Run: 4 miles
Ski Acres: 4318 acres
Lifts: 11
Trail Info: 15% beginner, 35% intermediate, 30% advanced, 20% expert
Nordic: Full-service Nordic center open daily, with 56 kilometers of groomed track
Ski School: Yes
Snowboarding Profile: Offering something for everyone, Bachelor has four terrain parks, which allowed them to host the U.S. Chevy Truck Snowboard Grand Prix, an Olympic qualifying event in 2006. The mountain is also home to the first pipe on the West Coast and a mile-long air chamber studded with jumps, boxes and bars.