Mt. Bachelor

You simply can’t live any closer to the slopes.

You simply can't live any closer to the slopes.

They call it “Mt. Bachelor” because it stands apart from the other Cascade peaks, and stands alone among ski resorts in this part of the world. With a peak at more than 9,000 feet, Mt. Bachelor gets dryer snow and more sunshine than most Pacific Northwest ski areas. And its well-designed collection of high-speed quad chairs consistently ranks among the top five lift systems in the country.

PointsWest is the closest community to Mt. Bachelor, easily less than 20 minutes away. For Nordic skiers and snowmobilers the groomed trails of Virginia Meisner and Wanoga Sno-Parks are less than 10 minutes up the road. So enjoy hitting the snooze button or having an extra cup of coffee in the morning. You’ll still be the one making first tracks.

Local Insight:
Wind can be a factor on the slopes of Mt. Bachelor. Luckily, it has some of the best tree skiing in the country. After the woods get tracked up, hike up Cinder Cone. It has the perfect pitch and you can always find good, untouched powder, even four or five days after a big storm.

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