Winter activities in Bend, Oregon are endless but Mount Bachelor is the hub for Central Oregon’s winter recreation. In Bend Oregon Skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and dog sledding are just a few of the activities that you can enjoy at the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort. Come find out why Mount Bachelor is consistently revered as one of the Pacific Northwest’s best ski and snowboard destinations!
About Mount Bachelor
Mount Bachelor is an inactive stratovolcano located just 20 minutes Southwest of Bend, Oregon. The Mount Bachelor Ski Area has been open since 1958 and is best known for its terrain variability. Mount Bachelor is one of the Pacific Northwest’s best ski and snowboard destinations and draws visitors from around the country.
Atop Mount Bachelor sits the Mount Bachelor Observatory, which is accessible from Mount Bachelor’s year-round chair-lift. Soak in 360-degree views from on top of Mount Bachelor that include Lookout Mountain, Mount Hood, and Mount Adams in Washington (among others)!
Mount Bachelor Resort Features
With a skiable area of 3,683 acres, Mount Bachelor is the largest ski resort in Oregon and one of the largest in the Pacific Northwest. The ski runs are on the North face of Mount Bachelor and run from mid-November until May, one of the country’s longest ski seasons.
In addition to its skiable area, Mount Bachelor boasts six different terrain parks. Each named after a famous beach along the Oregon Coast, Mount Bachelor’s terrain parks incorporate flowing, natural terrain into jumps, rails, boxes, jibs, half pipes, and much more.
For even more fun, check out Mount Bachelor’s Nordic Center, the resort’s hub for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Mount Bachelor’s trails through the forest are expertly groomed and track-set to maximize the ease and beauty of your Bend Oregon Skiing experience. With a number of easy, moderate, and difficult tracks, Mount Bachelor’s Nordic trails are for all levels.
Bend Skiing Adventures – Renting Gear
Traveling with your ski or snowboard gear can be uncomfortable. Luckily, Bend has a number of outposts where you can rent ski and snowboard gear for a reasonable price.
The Mount Bachelor Rental Center is a convenient rental shop just upstairs from the Mount Bachelor ticketing counter. The Rental Center boasts the largest and highest quality rental gear in the Northwest.
To rent gear closer to downtown Bend, head to Powder House, Skjersaa’s Snowboard Rentals, or Aspect Boards & Brews. Each has a range of ski or snowboard gear for youths and adults.
Stay Close at Arrived
To learn more about the Bend Oregon Skiing and other winter activities on Mount Bachelor, contact an Arrived team member today! Our team members are knowledgeable about the Bend and Mount Bachelor area and can help you maximize your vacation fun.
If you want to stay close to Mount Bachelor, be sure to ask our team member which Bend vacation rental is the right one for you or your group. We offer several different types of homes in the Bend Area that will enable you to stay close to the mountain for the perfect Bend skiing trip!
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