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Central Oregon Skiing at Mt Bachelor

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Mt Bachelor

As winter approaches, Central Oregonians are getting antsy for the ski season.  Mount Bachelor Resort is the closest location for skiing, and when the snow comes it will be a haven for all winter sport enthusiasts.  Last winter the season opened on November 24th, and with luck we will get enough snow by that date this year as well. 

Mount Bachelor is 22 miles from Bend and 9,000 feet high.  Formerly it was known as Bachelor Butte, the difference between a butte and a mountain being that a butte is an isolated mountain with steep sides and a flat summit.  When Mt Bachelor Resort began operations in 1958 they thought the title “mountain” would lend credibility to their ski resort.  By using the name Mount Bachelor, the Oregon board eventually took notice and officially changed the name. 

Last weekend I had the pleasure of climbing Bachelor.  In the summer a trail leads from the Skyliner chair or from the main lodge up to the summit.  It was a beautiful, clear sunny day and you could see all the way to Mt. Thielsen in the South.  There were very few people on the trail, but I did meet one diehard skier who was carrying his gear up then skiing down the patches of remaining snow.  He would repeat the process--climbing back up in his ski boots!  The morning after my climb Bachelor received a dusting of snow, reminding the locals that it will be time for skiing soon.


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Dan Cardot, Bend Premier Real Estate

Dan Cardot, Broker
Specializing in Distressed Property Sales

Bend Premier Real Estate
550 NW Franklin Avenue Suite 108, Bend, OR 97701
(541) 480-5291 direct
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Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Dan - a great introduction to the fabulous Bend/Sunriver/LaPine (we lived in LaPine there for 4 years) area. Hear that things have really been booming since we left.

Oct 03, 2011 07:42 AM
Dan Cardot
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR

The market here has definitely had its ups and downs, but I love it.  How's Tacoma been for you?  Seems like quite a change from La Pine.



Oct 04, 2011 07:02 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

It's that time of year, isn't it?  I was in sight of Pike's Peak last weekend, one of our 14,000+ tall peaks, and when we headed home it too had a little more snow than a couple of days previous. I like the snow to stay in the mountains!


Oct 06, 2011 07:40 AM