For those looking to visit the northwest and have some fun in the great outdoors, Bend has truly become the premier vacation destination over the past few years. But while Bend and its surrounding areas each have their own benefits and quirks, there is one hotspot that truly stands above all the rest—one spot you need to visit if you want to see the best that Bend has to offer when it comes to outdoor excitement and entertainment. That spot? Mt. Bachelor, and the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area!
About the Mountain and the Ski Area
You know the old saying, right? “Go big or go home.” Well, that pretty accurately described Mt. Bachelor! Mt. Bachelor has over 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain, and is the ski resort with the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon or Washington. Starting from humbling beginnings just 60 years ago, the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area has grown into one of the largest ski resorts in all of the United States! Whether you’re looking to shred the slopes with some hardcore snowboarding or looking to take out the family for a fun and relaxing day of skiing, there’s plenty of room on the mountain for everyone!
Try Out a New Sport: Snowblast Tubing!
There is no shortage of fun to be had at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area during the wintertime, and the slopes are open for all different kinds of activities. While many may be hitting the slopes for more traditional activities such as skiing or snowboarding, why not check out a Mt. Bachelor specialty that’s fun for the whole family? That’s right, I’m talking about snowblast tubing! Snowblast tubing involves taking an inner tube ride 800 feet down the slopes of the mountain, and it’s simple, high octane fun for the whole family.
But the Fun Doesn’t Stop When the Snow Melts!
Just because winter has come to an end and the snow has melted doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area. Actually, it’s quite the opposite! Mt. Bachelor’s summer season is open this year from June 16th through September 3rd, and there are plenty of opportunities for you and the family to get outdoors and have some fun. Hit the trails and explore the beautiful outdoors by mountain bike, or try something a little different and hit the disc golf course—the choice is truly yours at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Area!