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.
We recently ranked all of Oregon's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Bachelor stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Bachelor around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Bachelor Mountain 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 4,323 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,749 hectares, 6.8 square miles, or 17.5 square kilometers.
Mt. Bachelor's slopes see on average 462 inches (11.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet every year!
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 5,700 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 3,365 feet (1,026 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.
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Difficulty Level
82.1out of 100
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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.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Mt. Bachelor has 4,323 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 as beginner terrain.
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.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
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 nearest the town of Bend, OR.
Bend, OR 97701 USA
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Getting to Mt. Bachelor Mountain 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 Airport||PDX||Portland, OR||119 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 Field||RDM||Redmond, OR||32 mi|
|Eugene Airport (Mahlon Sweet Field)||EUG||Eugene, OR||77 mi|
|Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport||LMT||Klamath Falls, OR||127 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.
|Hoodoo Ski Area||Sisters, OR||5,703 ft||49%||14 mi|
|Willamette Pass||Crecent Lake, OR||6,683 ft||51%||32 mi|
|Summit Pass||Government Camp, OR||4,300 ft||9%||91 mi|
|Mt. Hood Meadows||Mount Hood, OR||7,300 ft||66%||93 mi|
|Timberline Lodge||Government Camp, OR||8,540 ft||77%||93 mi|
|Mt. Hood Skibowl||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||5,100 ft||53%||95 mi|
|Cooper Spur||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR||4,350 ft||28%||97 mi|
Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,065 ft|
|Base Elevation||5,700 ft|
|Vertical Drop||3,365 ft|
(15% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 60% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||462 inches|