Mt Bachelor Ski Holidays

Bachelor is a unique mountain - 360 degrees of skiing with tonnes of light, dry snow and huge views. With a famously long season, this is a great option for a spring Ski Safari when you can enjoy both snow and sunshine.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America
Bachelor is a unique mountain - 360 degrees of skiing with tonnes of light, dry snow and huge views. With a famously long season, this is a great option for a spring Ski Safari when you can enjoy both snow and sunshine.
Andy Knights
Sales Manager - North America


Average: 4 (1 vote)
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Located on the eastern flanks of the Cascade Mountains in central Oregon, Mt Bachelor's 9,000 ft volcanic cone stands proudly above the surrounding wilderness - a beautiful sight.

With over 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain and the highest skiable elevation in all of Oregon and Washington, Mt. Bachelor is known for its light, dry snow, diverse terrain, family-friendliness and long seasons.

Since 1958 when the first rope tow took avid skiers up the mountain, Mt. Bachelor has grown to be one of the largest ski resorts in the U.S. You can ski or ride 360 degrees off the summit, hike the short distance to the adjoining cinder cone for an epic powder run down, or enjoy the abundance of tree skiing and riding, some of the best in North America.

There are the usual base area facilities, but as the mountain is within the Deschutes National Forest, there is no accommodation at the ski area. You stay in the funky town of Bend or at Sunriver Resort a little further south, both are approximately 20 minutes drive from the hill.

Beer is a big feature in Bend, self-styled as "Beer City USA". The town has the highest micro-brewery per capita in the nation, with 22 breweries offering a selection of highly quaffable beers ranging from pale ales to dark porters. Despite being a town, rather than a resort, Bend does not disappoint with the après-ski, the famous Deschutes Brewery offering the liveliest scene with the tastiest beers. Downtown Bend is very attractive with plenty of cafés and restaurants and a pleasant, laid-back vibe.

Sunriver is a resort community in a rural setting about 10 or 15 minutes drive south of Bend. It has a golf course (opens in spring), spa complex, pools, restaurant and a few shops. It's a good place to stay if you are travelling with family or looking for a relaxing base.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224060 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Mt Bachelor Resort Guide

Make the most of your Mt Bachelor ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

November to May
Nearest airport
Flight time
Varies - approx 12 hours
Direct flight
Transfer time
3 hours
Car hire
9,065 ft
Vertical drop
3,365 ft
Avg snowfall
53 ft
Ski area
4,318 acres
Ski lifts
20% expert
30% advanced
35% intermediate
15% beginner


Resort Map

Google piste view


We seek out the very best accommodation in Mt Bachelor for every budget and taste. Our handpicked selections range from self-catering apartments and family hotels to exclusive retreats.

We’ve stayed at or visited all our Mt Bachelor accommodation, so we can give you first-hand advice and recommend the best options for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Breakfast Included
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hot Tub
The Shilo Inn is located on the banks of the Deschutes River just outside Bend town centre.


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19/03/2019 Nick Herdman

Mt Bachelor is now one of my favourite places to ride, loved every minute at the place. We were lucky enough to get a couple of bluebird mornings before it started snowing again & they do a great job of grooming the place to perfection. It's one of the few places I've been where they have literally put a lift right on the peak - it doesn't run that often mind as it's either too windy or no visibility - we only saw it run once in our 3 day visit but there is plenty to do when it isn't running. The place is so much fun to ride, lost count of how many terrain parks there are but there are so many natural hits & gullies & windlips & cat tracks to jump off you don't really need to bother with them - I didn't. On the sunny mornings it was great cruising the empty groomers & on the snowy days there are great tree runs to be had off Cloudchaser, Outback & Northwest chairs. Long runs down to Northwest & about a 10 minute lift ride back up - at least your legs are ready to go again when you get off. The food & drinks were also really good & reasonably priced haven't really got a bad word to say about the place. It's much cheaper to buy the lift tickets online & in advance - we bought 4 of 6 day passes but unfortunately only got to ride 3 days as the resort was shut one day due to a broken water main

29/01/2019 alan Rogers

Mt Bachelor was a fairly large ski resort with good interlinking lifts and runs of all difficulty. Those of greater difficulty were left ungroomed which meant the deep snow was magnificent. The mountain restaurants were of good quality but became somewhat overwhelmed at lunchtimes, especially on a "national holiday" day we were there.

10/02/2017 Alex Wood

Mt. Bachelor A very friendly resort, very quiet with rarely any lift lines. We were lucky to have had some good fresh snow and the new lifts added to the standard of the hill. The food options and facilities on the hill were all good. Parking was free, ample and close by.

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