Spring Bliss at Bachelor
April 14-17, 2022
Sun and fun at Mount Bachelor. Bring your sunblock and yes, the skiing should still be great, especially if Bachelor gets one of its late season dumps. Start building up that tan for the beach.
Mt. Bachelor is 6th largest ski resort in North America — offering 4,300 skiable acres, 3,365 feet of vertical drop, and 121 unique runs.
The locals’ favorite lift, Cloudchaser (added in 2016), provides access to primarily intermediate terrain and is ideally positioned to collect windblown snow — often providing soft turns days after the last snowflake has fallen. The Summit Chair, a not-to-be-missed Mt. Bachelor experience for intermediate skiers and up, provides 360º views and the opportunity to ski all 360º degrees off the top of the mountain — the only place in the United States that you can do so. The Summit lift is best served on spring days when the snow is soft and the air warm!
So whether you are a storm chaser or sun chaser, Mt. Bachelor’s uniquely long season, reliable snowpack, and expansive terrain will provide the mountain experience that you are searching for.
Thursday: Drive 5 hours to Bend, OR, getting in late.
Friday: Ski, then beers while basking on the deck at the base of the mountain. Meet for dinner in Bend.
Saturday: Ski, apres-ski drinks and appetizers on the deck, then Bend for dinner.
Sunday: Ski, then head home, tired but well-tanned
If you will be attending, be sure to register in advance. Registering for the event:
- Lets us know how many are coming so we can plan accordingly
- Provides the funds to buy a round of drinks and appetizers on Saturday night
- Allows us to coordinate carpooling and accommodations for those who want this service
Remember that you can cancel at any time for a full refund if your plans change.
Friday apres-ski no host drinks on the sun deck. You are welcome to join us later for dinner at our favorite Peruvian restaurant. For some reason Bend has a chain of them and they are usually booked. Pisco sour, roasted potatoes and ceviche -- yum!
On Saturday we'll round out our tans with apres-ski beers and appetizers on the deck provided by your event fee, then have a dutch dinner at some rowdy restaurant in town.
Drive yourself or carpool. Carpool gas costs are shared equally between the passengers and the driver. Round trip distance between the Tri-Cities and Bend, including the commute to/from accommodations and the resort, is ~620 miles.
- When you register for the event you will have the option to have the Desert Ski Club help arrange a carpool for you, respecting your COVID precaution preferences.
There are lots of great places to stay at Bend. We will not be staying at any of them, but instead slumming it at the Dunes Motel, where the clocks stopped about 1975. Cost is $85 a night for a clean, two person room. Towels included. For something more upscale, try the Oxford Hotel, conveniently located next to the downtown bar district. Rooms start at $396 per night, double occupancy. Towels included.
- When you register for the event you will have the option to have the Desert Ski Club help arrange a roommate (same sex) for you, respecting your COVID precaution preferences.
Adult (Age 18-69):TBD
Senior (Age 65+): TBD
We recommend you buy lift tickets online in advance.
Mt. Bachelor honors the IKON pass.
*** All participants are expected to follow current COVID precautions and regulations at time of event ***
Additional details about the trip, including when and where to meet for skiing and for social events, will be provided later via email to registrants.
For more information, contact the event host, Jay Reinhardt, at 509-521-5956 or email@example.com.
This event opens for registration on October 7th.
To register for this event once it opens:
1. Login as Member
2. Click the Register Now button that will appear in the upper right of this screen after you have logged in.
To preview the options you will be provided when you register, scroll to the bottom of this screen.