Mt. Bachelor To Open November 21

Resort Watching Weather for More Snow

Bend, Ore. -- November 6, 2003 -- Mt. Bachelor has planned Friday, November 21 as the opening date of the 2003-2004 ski and ride season. The short term weather forecast predicts enough snowfall for the Mountain to open assuming storms come through as expected.

Beginning the 21st lifts will operate from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays, and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekends and holidays. The West Village Lodge, Sunrise Lodge and Cross Country Center will be open daily. The Nordic Center will open with 25 kilometers of groomed, tracked trails. Additional trails will be groomed as snow conditions allow. Bachelor Super Shuttles will run weekends and Thanksgiving week until December 13, and daily thereafter. The Snowblast Tubing Park will be open Saturday and Sunday, November 22 and 23 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM and daily beginning November 27.

The Mountain could receive as much as 21 inches of snow from two different storms by November 16. A third storm system is anticipated around November 19, but it is too unstable to predict its effects. In the meantime the Mountain has been producing man-made snow and will continue to do so as weather conditions allow.

Mt. Bachelor President Dan Rutherford said everyone at the Mountain is ready to open. “The long range forecast indicates it will be a good year with normal storm patterns, he added. “Based on great Season Pass sales and early vacation reservations it looks to be a banner year. We’re inviting everyone to come enjoy our 45th Anniversary Season.

Mt. Bachelor 2003-2004 Opening Schedule
Current: Bachelor Ski & Sport shop
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekends
November 21: Pine Marten Express, Sunshine Accelerator, Skyliner Express, Sunrise Express, and Nordic Trails
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekends/holidays
West Village Lodge, Sunrise Lodge, and Nordic Center 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekdays 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM weekends/holidays
Summit Express and Outback Express or Northwest Express weather permitting
Mt. Bachelor Super Shuttle
Weekends and Thanksgiving week
Pinnacles Espresso and Smoothies
November 22/23: Snowblast Tubing Park 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
November 27: Snowblast Tubing Park
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily
December 13: All Lifts and Lodges
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekdays
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM weekends/holidays
Super Shuttle Daily
Scapolo’s weekends only
December 20: Scapolo’s Daily

For more information please visit or call 800-829-2442.

Mt. Bachelor is in the Cascade Mountain Range just 22 miles southwest of Bend, Oregon. Ski Magazine readers again ranked Mt. Bachelor’s lifts best in North America. TransWorld Snowboard magazine readers rate Mt. Bachelor one of the Top 5 resorts in North America. 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.