MT. BACHELOR ANNOUNCES SPRING SEASON OPERATIONAL PLANS AND PRODUCTS
May 17 closing date, additional late-season terrain, two tiered spring pass, return of spring camps and more!
(Bend, Ore) – Mt. Bachelor's highly touted Chipper Terrain Park and Slopestyle "pro line" will be enhanced and expanded to create a spring super park. Combined, the return of alpine race training and build-out of a super park will provide Mt. Bachelor guests with access to three high speed lifts from April 20 to May 17 and greatly expanded terrain options beyond those offered last year. A summary of Mt. Bachelor's spring lift and lodge operating schedule is available at www.mtbachelor.com.
Mt. Bachelor is also expanding its spring pass options. Option one is a $129 all ages pass valid from March 30 to close; option two costs $89 for all ages and is valid from April 20 to close. Passes are on sale now on the website or in person at the mountain pass office. Other values available this spring include $25 Charity Week vouchers valid one-day midweek from April 6-17, Ski FREE Stay FREE packages valid through April 19 via bookings with Mt. Bachelor's lodging partners, and multiday Kids Ski FREE with a paid adult. The benefiting organizations for April Charity Weeks are United Way, Girl and Boy Scouts, Oregon Adaptive Sports, and Volunteers in Medicine. Guests are urged to contact the distributing organizations for vouchers that offer $25 skiing benefiting the charities. Complete details are available in the "Deals" section of www.mtbachelor.com.
"We are pleased to announce this spring plan which will offer a wider variety of terrain than last year, better access and service from our main base lodge in West Village, longer spring operating hours, the return of race camps, and new promotions designed to keep spring operations sustainable," said Dave Rathbun, President and General Manager.
Maximum access to rideable terrain will be offered through April 19 including the west side of the mountain serviced by the Northwest Express. Starting April 20 through the end of the season terrain will be serviced by Skyliner Express, Pine Marten Express and Summit Express. April 20 will also be the date when spring operating hours from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will go into effect. These hours help preserve the quality of the late season snowpack and may be adjusted based on snow conditions. Daily adult ticket rates will be reduced to $45 beginning April 20.
In addition to race training and the super park, Mt. Bachelor is working in conjunction with its lodging partners, brew pubs and restaurants to invite resort workers, shred town residents, and "core" riders across the country to visit Bend and Mt. Bachelor for the first "Spring BendOR." The last week of April and first two weeks of May are a time period when nearly every ski and mountain resort are closed or closing, while Mt. Bachelor remains open with the best weather of the season, historical 100+ inch base depths, and occasional powder days. Visitors at this time can take advantage of the Spring Pass, enjoy a wide range of outdoor recreation for which Central Oregon is famous, in addition to skiing and riding; promotions at local breweries and restaurants, and lodging with Mt. Bachelor's partner properties at highly discounted rates. Additional Spring BendOR information and reservations will be available at www.mtbachelor.com.
"From mid-April into May, Mt. Bachelor, Bend and Sunriver will be the epicenter of our sports' most passionate and committed participants. I am excited about the energy and animation that will be created here as Olympic athletes, trend-setting free skiers and riders and our local supporters come together to share the spring season at Mt. Bachelor. I know we will deliver an exceptional experience on the mountain and our two world class base destinations of Bend and Sunriver won't disappoint after the lifts close at
the end of the day," said Rathbun.