Mount Bachelor Ski Area & Nordic Center

Located in central Oregon, the ski area and Nordic center offer groomed resort skiing and Nordic skiing, and allows limited in-bounds uphill travel.

Getting there


The nearest town is Bend, Oregon off of US-97. It's ~6 hour drive from Seattle. In wintertime much of the Cascades Lakes Highway is closed and Mount Bachelor can only be accessed via Bend or via Sunriver. From Bend, drive SR-372 (NW Colorado Ave, SW Colorado Ave and then SW Century Dr off of SR-97) to the Mount Bachelor. Parking is available at the ski area and Nordic center.

air travel

The nearest airport is Roberts Field-Redmond Municipal Airport (RDM), 20 miles north of Bend.


From mid-December to mid-April, Cascades East Transit offers a reasonably-priced bus service from the Bend Park-N-Ride lot (located on SW Columbia St between Galveston and Simpson) and various points in central Oregon to Mount Bachelor.

about the ski area

The ski area offers a variety of in-bounds terrain for downhill skiing and snowboarding. Uphill in-bounds travel is allowed on designated routes for those eager to "earn their turns." There is also a dedicated Nordic center with groomed cross-country ski trails. Nearby backcountry ski options include Todd Lake and Tumalo Mountain, and nearby cross-country skiing and snhowshoeing can be done from one of the Sno-Parks off of the Cascade Lakes Highway. Summertime activities include hiking and mountain biking.

  • Suitable Activities: Backcountry Skiing, Cross-country Skiing, Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding, Snowshoeing
  • Snowshoeing Category: Basic
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Avalanche Terrain Rating Complex View avalanche forecast.
  • Difficulty: *Varies*
  • Land Manager: Mt Bachelor
  • Parking Permit Required: None
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
  • USGS Mount Bachelor, OR
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  • USGS Lake Geneva, OR

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