Mt. Bachelor, Oregon will be open this weekend with an early season walk up Jib Park for free at the West Village Base as well as lift access to mid mountain to view the snow. Mountain biking will be closed until the snow melts, however next week may see warmer temperatures and no one knows how long the snow will last.
According to our friends over at PowderChasers there is over a FOOT OF SNOW at the base of Bachelor ski resort.
Mt. Bachelor, OR will be CLOSED FRIDAY to get ready for Saturday and Sunday…
“THIS WEEKEND’S PLAN
For the weekend of September 23-24: After a closure day on Friday to prepare the mountain, Mt. Bachelor will be open for unique “snowseeing” chairlift rides Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Chairlift rides will be for foot-passengers only this weekend. Skis, snowboards and bikes will not be allowed on the chairlift.
Our Terrain Park crew will put a few features in a designated zone in the tubing area for those of you who want to come up for some early ski/snowboard park action. We know that any time there is snow on the ground there are those who will do anything to find something to jib on, so we thought we would save you the time. This is a free, walk up park for you to enjoy at your own risk. Please use this area instead of looking for other places around the resort to fulfill your jibbing desires. We are not sure how long the snow will last, so this may only be available through Saturday.
Mountain biking will not be offered this weekend due to snow covering the trails, but with warmer weather in the forecast, we are optimistic that we can resume bike operations next weekend.
We invite you to read more about this weekend’s plan in this letter from John McLeod, Mt. Bachelor’s general manager.” – Summer Report from Mt. Bachelor
Letter From Mt. Bachelor’s President & General Manager
“September 22, 2017
This week’s snowfall at Mt. Bachelor has us all fired up for the upcoming winter season. After weeks of smoke, Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding mountains are looking absolutely spectacular right now.
We are expecting bluebird conditions for the weekend, and since we are still set up with a foot-passenger ramp at the top of Pine Marten lift, you have a rare opportunity to enjoy a scenic lift ride up to mid-mountain while it is covered in snow. Whether you are a regular winter customer or someone who has not been to the mountains for a long time, or perhaps you are new to town and want to get a taste of what is to come, this is a unique opportunity to see your mountain in its snow-covered prime – IN SEPTEMBER!
THIS WEEKEND’S PLAN
The snowfall has impacted our planned operations for the weekend, but we are doing what we can to make the most of this opportunity.We will be closed for all mountain services today (Friday), and due to extensive snow covering the trails, mountain biking will be suspended for the weekend. We are optimistic that enough snow will melt next week to allow us to open at least a portion of our downhill park for the two remaining weekends of our planned biking season.
The Pine Marten lift will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for “snowseeing”, with regular food service at Scapolo’s restaurant in the Pine Marten Lodge. If you have a season pass from lastwinter, or have bought your season pass for this upcoming winter, chairlift rides are free for you this weekend. Those without a season pass can purchase a ticket to ride. The Gravity Sports retail store will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days if you want to get a head start on shopping for your winter gear needs or take home a Mt. Bachelor souvenir.
SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING
Our Terrain Park crew will put a few features in a designated zone in the tubing area for those of you who want to come up for some early park action. We know that any time there is snow on the ground there are those who will do anything to find something to jib on, so we thought we would save you the time. This is a free, walk up park for you to enjoy at your own risk. Please use this area instead of looking for other places around the resort to fulfill your jibbing desires. We are not sure how long the snow will last, so this may only be available through Saturday.
At this time of year the mountain is open for hiking, and this is one way to enjoy this environment. However, for those of you wishing to hike, please be aware that the shallow snow presents new challenges and risks. The snowpack is thin but can still hide significant natural and operational hazards, which exist practically everywhere on the mountain, especially at this time as we have all kinds of winter preparations going on. We do not have any medical services at this time and we are not set up for recovery operations should you injure yourself on the mountain.
Please note that the parking lot will be open, but only partially ploughed to the extent we think we may need for the weekend. This is also a reminder that sledding is a non-permitted activity within the Mt. Bachelor permit area. There are other places along Century Drive within the National Forest that are better suited for this activity. Parking lot antics such as doughnuts and towing skiers and riders on the snow are also ill-advised, and will likely result in you being asked to leave the premises. Please also note that from now until we officially open for the season we will close and lock our parking lot gate each evening for your protection.
Although only temporary, the snow is exciting and a spectacular departure from our hazy, smoke filled days of late. Come up, take a chair ride, hit some jibs or even make a snowman, but most importantly enjoy your mountain this weekend.
President and General Manager
Mt. Bachelor LLC”