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Mt. Bachelor


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Mt. Bachelor: Located in the Cascade Range of Oregon, Mt. Bachelor is a popular ski area known for its diverse terrain, abundant snowfall, and stunning views. It offers a thrilling experience for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, making it a favorite destination for winter sports enthusiasts. Mt. Bachelor has a rich history that dates back to the 1950s. It started as a small ski area developed by a group of local businessmen and gradually grew into one of the largest ski resorts in the Pacific Northwest. Unlike many purpose-built ski resorts, Mt. Bachelor is situated near the town of Bend, which was already an established community. This proximity allows visitors to easily access the resort without the need for long bus transfers. The ski area features a variety of terrain spread across 4,318 acres, including open bowls, tree-lined runs, and challenging steeps. With a vertical drop of 3,365 feet, it provides plenty of exciting options for skiers and snowboarders. Mt. Bachelor is known for its consistent snow conditions, receiving an average annual snowfall of over 450 inches, which ensures excellent powder days throughout the winter season. When it comes to après-ski, Mt. Bachelor offers a vibrant scene with several dining and entertainment options. The West Village Lodge is a popular spot for skiers to relax and enjoy a drink while taking in the beautiful mountain vistas. There are also various restaurants and bars in Bend, where visitors can experience the local culinary scene and unwind after a day on the slopes. One of the unique features of Mt. Bachelor is the ability to ski back to town. Advanced skiers can take the Outback Lift and navigate their way down the mountain to the base area, where they can then ski a few more miles on a groomed trail that leads directly to the town of Bend. This provides a convenient and memorable experience for those looking to fully immerse themselves in the mountain lifestyle. Mt. Bachelor caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, with a good mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain. The resort has excellent facilities for beginners, including dedicated learning areas and ski schools. Intermediate skiers will find a wide range of groomed runs to explore, while advanced riders can challenge themselves on the steeper slopes and gladed areas. Overall, Mt. Bachelor offers a fantastic ski experience with its diverse terrain, reliable snow conditions, and proximity to the town of Bend. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn or an expert seeking adrenaline-pumping runs, this resort has something for everyone.

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