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Encyclopedia > Mt. Bachelor ski area
Mt. Bachelor ski area
Mount Bachelor
Location: Mt. Bachelor, Oregon
Nearest city: Bend, Oregon 22 miles (35 km) east
Coordinates: 43°58′45.90″N, 121°41′18.63″W
Top elevation: 9065 ft (2763 m)
Base elevation: 5700 ft (1700 m)
Skiable area: 3683 acres (14.9 km²)
Runs: 71
Longest run: 1.5 mi (2 km)
Lift system: 10 chairlifts
5 surface lifts
Snow fall: 30.8 ft (9.4 m)
Web page: Mt. Bachelor

Mount Bachelor ski area is a ski and snowboard resort located in central Oregon approximately 22 mi (35 km) west of Bend, Oregon, at the end of Oregon Highway 372. The resort lies directly over Mt. Bachelor, a stratovolcano built atop a volcanic shield in the Cascade Range. United States Geological Survey photo of Mount Bachelor, Oregon. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... max is a city in [[Deschutes County, reisfar |Deschutes County]], Oregon, United States. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... A chairlift in Bad Hofgastein, Austria A chairlift, also known as a fixed-grip chairlift, is a type of aerial lift, which consists of a constantly moving loop of steel cable strung between two end terminals and generally over intermediate towers. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... A twin-tip shaped downhill ski. ... A snowboard with boot bindings A snowboard is a board ridden by a rider in the sport of snowboarding. ... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation. ... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ... max is a city in [[Deschutes County, reisfar |Deschutes County]], Oregon, United States. ... Stratovolcano Mount St. ... Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ...


Mt. Bachelor is considered by many to be one of the premier resorts in the United States and has appeared on numerous lists of the top ten ski resorts in North America. However, the resort is predominantly suited to advanced skiers and riders with over 60% of the runs rated as single or double black diamond. One quarter of the runs are blue rated for the intermediate skill level and 15% of the runs are green rated and suited for beginners. Its challenging terrain attracts serious enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world is the official home training resort of many profession and Olympic athletes. Bachelor is host to several professional United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) competitions each year.

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Alpine terrain

The mountain is famous for its especially dry snow that falls at a copious average of 370 in (939.8 cm) per year with an average base between 150 in (381 cm) and 200 in (508 cm) inches. The resort boasts a large vertical drop of 3365 ft (1025.7 m) with a lift running to the mountain summit. Total lift accessible area is 3683 acres (14.9 km²) [1][2] with approximately 1600 acres (6 km²) groomed daily. The longest run is just over 1.5 mi (2 km). There are 15 lifts, seven of which are express quads. Animation of snowcover changing with the seasons. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A centimetre (US: centimeter) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A centimetre (US: centimeter) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... A centimetre (US: centimeter) is a factor of the SI unit of length: there are one hundred centimeters in the base unit of measure, the metre. ... A foot (plural: feet) is any of several old units of distance or length, measuring around a quarter to a third of a meter. ... The metre, or meter (US), is a measure of length. ... A mile is the name of a unit of length, usually used to measure distance, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, United States customary units and Norwegian/Swedish mil. ... km redirects here. ...


In recent years Mt. Bachelor has made sweeping efforts to cater to snowboarders and dedicates 20% of its nightly grooming to its snowboard park and pipes. A 400 ft (120 m) super pipe is considered to be among the best in the country and hosted the 2006 USSA Olympic Qualifier. The resorts signature Air Chamber is a nearly mile (1.5 km) long snowboarding run descending 850 ft (260 m) featuring a number of booters and rails for freestyle riders. Other snowboard parks include Slopestyle Arena, home of the Chevy Truck US Snowboard Big Air Exhibition, and Sunshine Park for beginners. In 2003, Transworld Snowboarding magazine readers and editors ranked Mt. Bachelor the fourth best snowboarding resort in North America.


Nordic terrain

Mt. Bachelor also features a cross country skiing resort featuring 12 groomed trails covering 850 ft (260 m) vertically and 56 km (35 mi) total distance. Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily in Europe and Canada. ...


Other activities

Other resort features include snowshoeing, dog sledding, interpretive tours and tubing. Seven restaurants, 3 bars and three coffeehouses on the premises located in four lodges. Snowshoers in Bryce Canyon Snowshoes are a form of footwear devised for travelling over snow. ...


Criticism

Criticisms of Mt. Bachelor include its small number of beginner suited runs and a perceived elite atmosphere. The resort is relatively expensive compared to other resorts in the region though Timberline and Mt. Hood Meadows, located on Mt. Hood near Portland both cost slightly more.


External links

  • Mt. Bachelor official site
  • Ski Lifts.org photos of lifts at Mt. Bachelor


Oregon ski areas
Central Oregon Hoodoo | Mount Bachelor | Willamette Pass
Eastern Oregon Anthony Lakes | Ferguson Ridge | Spout Springs
Mount Hood Cooper Spur | Mt. Hood Meadows | Mount Hood Skibowl | Snow Bunny
Summit Ski Area | Timberline Lodge ski area
Southern Oregon

Mount Ashland | Warner Canyon Central Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to apply to the portion of the state of Oregon that is east of the Cascade Range, near the geographic center of Oregon. ... Hoodoo ski area is a mountain resort operated on federal land through agreement with the Willamette national forest, McKenzie River ranger district. ... Willamette Pass is a ski area located in the Willamette and Deschutes national forests in the cascades mountains of Oregon. ... Eastern Oregon is a geographical term that is generally taken to mean the area of the state of Oregon east of the Cascade Range, save the region around the Dalles and sometimes Klamath County. ... Anthony Lakes Ski Area is located in eastern Oregon, near the city of La Grande. ... Ferguson Ridge is a small ski area in northeastern Oregon near the city of Enterprise. ... Mount Hood is an active stratovolcano in northern Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. ... The Cooper Spur Ski Area is located on the northeast side of Mount Hood, Oregon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mount Hood Skibowl is a recreation area located near Government Camp, Oregon. ... Summit Ski Area in winter Summit Ski Area in summer Summit Ski Area is a small ski park located on Mount Hood, alongside the Mt. ... The region of Oregon south of Lane County and west of or in the Cascade Range, excluding the southern Oregon Coast. ... One of the higher peaks in the Siskiyou mountain range, Mount Ashland rises above the eponymous town below. ... The Warner Canyon ski area is located in the Fremont National Forest, on land now owned by Lake County, approximately nine miles east of Lakeview, in southern Oregon. ...


 
 

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