Mount Bachelor

Heather Burke
SnowPak Local Insider
Heather Burke

Mt Bachelor in Oregon is bold, beautiful and typically blessed with snow. This dormant volcano in The Cascades offers incredible summit snowfields and scenery. Mt Bachelor is the Pacific Northwest’s largest ski area with 3,700 ac of terrain and the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington at 9,065 ft. 

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Mount Bachelor vs
Mount BachelorMount Ashland
beginner14 %5 %
intermediate34 %20 %
advanced30 %50 %
expert22 %25 %
total runs101 23
ski area4,318ac 220ac
summit elevation9,064ft 7,500ft
total lifts13 5
child lift ticketFree $32
adult lift ticket$96 $42
back country
value for money
average total snowfall385″ 85″

Mount Bachelor Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 18 reviews

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Superb!4.9 / 5May 09, 2018
Cj P. Cj P.
advanced snowboarder
I have been an avid rider for the past 15 years, I have been to most mountains around oregon and Washington and still come back to bachelor every single year, not only because of the killer terrain but for the community feels that I get everytime I commute to the bend area. Such an amazing and magical place and will forever be embedded in my heart!... More
Superb!4.7 / 5May 01, 2018
Matthew H. Matthew H.
expert snowboarder
Mt bachelor is the best. Super fun low angle terrain for everyone. The backside and west bowls are top notch and hold powder days after a storm. Ever launched off a windlip? Ever done it 87 times in one run? Real classic fun.... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 28, 2017
RSRyan S.
intermediate skier
I've been to this resort once and actually had a hard time skiing because there was a storm. When I could go out and shred through some of the snow, some of the areas were wonderful and a blast to fly through, and others had a bit too much snow where I got bogged down. Still a wonderful establishment, and I recommend it to anyone that's doing to be... More
Superb!4.7 / 5Nov 28, 2017
NMNolan M.
expert skier
This resort has a wide variety of terrain with a perfect layout of the lifts. The greatest thing about it is that it is very big spreading out the crowd. I also personally love the tree skiing proffered there. ... More
Very Good!4 / 5Nov 26, 2017
advanced snowboarder
Great mountain with really fun powder on the northwest side if the wind cooperates. Really fun tree runs all over the mountain and really awesome terrain park with the spots named after Oregon surf spots... More
Fabulous!4.2 / 5Nov 24, 2017
DJDaniel J.
expert snowboarder
Mt Bachelor lands in my top 3 list of places I have ever been. The mountain has so many unique features it could take a long tome to talk about them. The mountain typically gets a ton of snow and since there is limited wind break, the terrain is ever changing. You can find a different mountain almost day to day. Which keeps even the most die hard... More
Good!3.9 / 5Nov 22, 2017
expert skier
Mt Bachelor is the one of the most unique ski experiences in the country, being able to ski 360 degrees of a volcano that rises above all the surrounding terrain and sometimes even the clouds is worth the travel out to Bend and the additional 30 minutes up to the mountain. The skiing is not as steep as some other PNW experiences, but the snow is... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Nov 17, 2017
AKAndrew K.
intermediate snowboarder
Coming fron Oregon but nit riding until I moved to Colorado, I expected Bachelor to be mediocre compared to the plethora of resorts in the Rockies. I could not have been more wrong. Mt Bachelor has every level of terrain you can imagine, and such an abundance of nice soft snow to boot. The runs are well groomed, the features are in excellent... More
Average!3 / 5Nov 12, 2017
TMTim M.
advanced snowboarder
Cool. It's cold. Snow. Steep. Hips. Cornice. Power. Don't go. It's stupid. Skiers answer snowboarders unite and take down Donald trump. Is that 30 words? Who's counting this? What the hell?... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Nov 12, 2017
JMJoseph M.
advanced skier
Stooookedlove this place. I wish resorts didn't cost so much to go to all the time. The price of passes is through the roof. A free pass would make my whole season.... More

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