Mount Bachelor Ski Resort
Oregon's premier ski area of Mount Bachelor offers 360 degree skiing on dormant volcano – not many resorts can boast that!
There's skiing for all abilities at Mount Bachelor, with the lower, tree-lined slopes of the volcano favouring beginners and intermediates, whilst the upper mountain is home to steeper terrain, deeper powder and on clear days, some incredible views over the rest of Oregon. New lifts have made a big difference to speed up access and the mountain is now home to one of the USA's top freestyle setups, which continues to grow and improve year on year.
Most visitors stay down in the town of Bend, a 35km drive away from the ski area. It's a booming place, with a vibrant food and drink scene, dominated by micro-breweries that regularly host après ski sessions, beer festivals and spring BBQs. There's also lots to do away from the slopes, including Smith Rock State Park, famous worldwide for its incredible rock climbing. Fly to Portland for the quickest access.
Resort website: www.mtbachelor.com