This jewel is actually a live volcano so thats kind of different but it does not diminish from the fun – this single cone rising out of the Oregon desert provides some exceptional snowboarding conditions and with daily adult tickets priced from $69 to $49, depending on the weather, snow and visibility, the mountain provides a great day out.
Thanks to kprincipe who gave us the insights below on Mt Bachelor:
‘…………a low-ski area which receives light and dry snow Mt. Bachelor is not like any other summit. It is part of the Cascade mountain range which rises from Oregon’s high desert and is visible for miles. The mountain is an active volcano, having numerous steam vents around the runs, which guarantees a new experience while vacationing during the winter.
Mt. Bachelor offers a venue for snow which is lighter and drier than that of any other mountain. It is located in the eastern side of the Cascades, and has become one of the most popular destinations for western snowboarders and skiers. Its guests are drawn to the dependable amount of snowpack offered, clean, dry air, average day-time winter temperature which is usually 25 degrees, and snowboarding and skiing season from early November to July.
Mt. Bachelor ski resort has developed into the modern needs of guests such as electronic ticketing, great ski school, and high speed quad chairs. It promises to deliver to cutting edge industry trends by complementing the environment with the needs of snowboarders and skiers around the world. Check out Oregon’s Mt. Bachelor and have a great Snowboarding experience!’
Here are the mountain’s vital statistics:
Top: 9,065 feet
Base: 6,300 feet
Vertical Drop: 3,365 feet
Acres of Terrain: 3,683 acres accessible by lift, with 1,600 acres groomed daily
Number of Runs: 71 runs
Maximum Run Length: 1.5 miles
Average Annual Snowbase: 150-200 inches
Average Annual Snowfall: 370 inches
7 Express Quads – Including the ALL NEW Pine Marten Express
3 Triple Chairlifts
1 Wonder Carpet
2 Tubing Lifts
Alpine Terrain Rating
25% Double Black-Expert
More than a dozen trails
56 kilometers machine-groomed and track-set nightly
Cross-Country Terrain Rating
The video below comes from ranchorelaxo2007 these dudes had some fun in very difficult conditions.
As always it is best to check on conditions before you go and the following link will give you the conditions on the mountain today
As can be seen in the video below from MTB97701 you can often get great weather – wow that looks fun, get on down there!