Located in the Cascade Mountains of Central Oregon, Mount Bachelor truly is the hot spot for riders looking for some powdery action. The mountain is about 22 miles west of Bend, Oregon and share similar scenic views, only much higher up.
You may be surprised to learn that this mountain is actually a dormant volcano! They experience about 450 inches of snowfall every year and has a peak of over 2,700 meters. There is about 3,680 acres of skiing/boarding terrain. In fact, one of the runs is 1.5 miles long, making it one of the longest runs available in the United States.
This mountain had hosted the 2006 USSA Olympic Qualifier and in turn is home of a 400-foot mega super pipe. Also, they are home of 3 terrain parks that of course feature tons of jumps, rails, jibs, and boxes for riders that love freestyle boarding. To be sure, where there was once lava flows, they have now turned into awesome little chutes and gullies, making the mountain more of a riding paradise. As a precautionary warning, the mountain gets hit with pretty dramatic climates and they urge visitors to check the weather before heading to the peak.
The profound scenery of the Cascades really adds to the winter allure of the mountain. In addition, the village offers a lot of grub to fuel riders for their big days up and off the mountain. The main cuisines that you will find here are upscale American dining and casual dining. For the most part, the nightlife is rather dormant, making it extremely hospitable for families. To be sure, alongside the many accommodations visitors can enjoy year-round hiking and spas.