Family Activities:

Mt. Bachelor Ski Area


Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

13000 SW Century Dr, Bend, OR

Located less than 30 minutes outside of downtown Bend, Mount Bachelor features more than 4,300 acres of lift-accessible terrain to enjoy skiing or boarding on the light, dry snow of Central Oregon.

There are more than hundred runs, the longest being 4 miles, and 11 lifts. The long snow season on Mt. Bachelor runs from about November through May, so while it may be kayaking weather in downtown Bend, you can still go skiing on Mt. Bachelor.

Snow tubing, snowshoeing, cross country or Nordic skiing, Heli-ski tours and sled dog rides are also available in the winter. When it isn’t snow season, hiking and mountain biking adventurers fill the mountain. Lessons and rental equipment are available.


Cost varies by activity, but kids 12 and under ski free with advance purchase of an adult three-day (or more) lift ticket.


Children as young as six weeks can be cared for by staff and enjoy crafts, story time, toys and games for a full or half day or just two hours. Cost varies.


Several cafes and eateries can be found on Mt. Bachelor at the lodges.


Free parking is available and paid parking for weekends and holidays is also available.


A Mt. Bachelor shuttle departs at select times and days from downtown Bend. Be sure to check the current schedule.