Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Oregon in USA. The resort is in the town of Bend, OR.

Mt. Bachelor is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Mt. Bachelor Lodging:

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Bachelor has a total of 101 ski trails, which are serviced by 14 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 4,318 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,747 hectares, 7 square miles, or 17 square kilometers.

Mt. Bachelor's slopes see on average 462 inches (182 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
4,318(17 km2)
Annual Snowfall
462"(182 cm)

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,065 feet, or 2,763 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,300 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 2,765 feet (843 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

The summit of 9,065 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
9,065'(2,763 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
2,765'(843 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,300'(1,920 m)

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
73.4out of 100
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Mt. Bachelor is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 73.4. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 60% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 2,765 feet.


At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mt. Bachelor has 4,318 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Mt. Bachelor is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 85% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 15% of its skiable acres for the beginners.
15%(648 acres)

Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.

Blue Square
25%(1,080 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
60%(2,591 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 60% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Location

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort is located in the state of Oregon, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Bend, OR.

Bend, OR 97701 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
43.99000, -121.68000

Getting to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.99000, -121.68000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Bend, OR to get close.

By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

Portland International AirportPDXPortland, OR119 mi

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Mt. Bachelor.

Roberts FieldRDMRedmond, OR32 mi
Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)EUGEugene, OR77 mi
Crater Lake-Klamath Regional AirportLMTKlamath Falls, OR127 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.

Other Nearby Ski Resorts

Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Hoodoo Ski AreaSisters, OR5,703 ft47%14 mi
Willamette PassCrecent Lake, OR6,683 ft49%32 mi
Mt. Hood MeadowsMount Hood, OR7,300 ft64%93 mi
Timberline LodgeGovernment Camp, OR8,540 ft66%93 mi
Mt. Hood SkibowlMount Hood Parkdale, OR5,100 ft51%95 mi
Cooper SpurMount Hood Parkdale, OR4,350 ft27%97 mi

Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation9,065 ft
Base Elevation6,300 ft
Vertical Drop2,765 ft
(15% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  60% Expert)
Skiable Acres4,318
Avg. Annual Snowfall462 inches
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Mountain Stats