Bend, Ore. — October 10, 2003 — The TransWorld Snowboarding magazine survey published in their 2004 Snowboard Resort Guide has rated Mt. Bachelor the fourth best snowboard resort in North America, up from the eighth position last year.The premier snowboard resort in the Northwest also received top ten rankings for Best Terrain Park, Best Snow, Best Terrain and Best Food. Mt. Bachelor was the first West Coast resort to build a snowboard half-pipe to host the 1994 World Cup Snowboarding Championships. From March 1-7, 2004 the resort will be the only U.S. stop on the NOKIA Snowboard FIS World Cup circuit.

“Everyone here at Mt. Bachelor is dedicated to making this one of the best resorts anywhere and the TransWorld ranking reflects that commitment, said Mountain Spokesman Chris Johnston. “This is a total Mountain effort from the work of our grooming crew each night, to our rental and repair shop daily preparing guest equipment, to our lodge services staff taking care of all facets of customer service. According to Johnston the Mountain is adding many new features in the terrain parks this season. “Thanks to input from our Freeride Team we’re installing an eight foot Wallride, a Rainbow rail and more Fun Boxes. Plus, High Cascade Snowboard Camps are again lending us some of their rails making this the best parks and pipe resort in the Northwest.

To compile these rankings last April the editors of TransWorld Snowboarding sent 10,000 surveys to its readers for the Snowboard Resort Guide. Respondents scored three resorts they visited last season from one to 10 in 18 subcategories. For more information please visit www.mtbachelor.com or call 800-829-2442.

How Mt. Bachelor fared in various categories of the TransWorld Snowboarding magazine resort survey:

Overall
1.Whistler/Blackcomb
2.Mammoth Mountain
3.Breckenridge
4.Mt. Bachelor
5.Copper Mountain
6.Mount Snow
7.Vail
8.Okemo
9.Kirkwood
10.Heavenly

Best Terrain Park
1.Whistler
2.Mammoth
3.Breckenridge
4.Park City Mountain Resort
5.Copper
6.Mount Snow
7.Mt. Bachelor
8.Okemo
9.Heavenly
10.Snow Summit

Best Snow
1.Snowbird
2.Brighton
3.Mammoth
4.Kirkwood
5.Whistler
6.Mt. Bachelor
7.Squaw Valley
8.Breckenridge
9.Vail
10.June Mountain

Best Terrain
1.Whistler
2.Mammoth
3.Squaw Valley
4.Vail
5.Snowbird
6.Copper
7.Brighton
8.Kirkwood
9.Mt. Bachelor
10.Keystone

Best Food
1.Whistler
2.Park City
3.Mt. Bachelor
4.Mammoth
5.Snowbird
6.The Canyons
7.Squaw Valley
8.Stratton
9.Okemo
10.Copper

Ski Magazine readers again ranked Mt. Bachelor’s lifts best in North America. Mt. Bachelor is in the Cascade Mountain Range just 22 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon. 3,683 acres of terrain surround the classic cone-shaped peak of 9,065 feet. Mt. Bachelor receives 350 inches of light, dry snow each year. For more information please visit our website at www.mtbachelor.com.