Mt. Bachelor Beginner

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Mt. Bachelor Beginner Skiing

Beginner skiers and snowboarders, don’t less this dormant volcano fool you. You can ski and ride at this jutting monstrosity and enjoy its unique terrain and epic Cascade Range views just like intermediates and experts. In fact you can ski 15 percent of the resort, and ski on green runs well above treeline.

Mt. Bachelor Beginner Terrain

First time skiers will want to start from the Sunshine Lodge base area village, specifically on the Carrousel lift, since it’s free every Saturday and Sunday for beginners. The Rainbow Chair or Sunrise Express chairlift is a great place for novice skiers or snowboarders to start their Mt. Bachelor ski vacation, as there’s nearly entirely green runs in this area. Once you feel ready you’ll want to take on the Mt. Bachelor beginner terrain out of the West Village area. From the top of Sunrise you can ski down West Village Getback to the Pine Marten Express. At the top of the lift take in the views and nab a picture, then head down Summit Crossover, which you can take back down to West Village or Sunrise, it’s your choice. The Sunshine Accelerator is also a great shorter green run to lap out of the West Village base area that offers prime views from the chairlift of the small Sunshine Terrain Park.

To learn more about Mt. Bachelor beginner skiing call, or chat with, one of’s knowledgeable Mountain Vacation Specialists.

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Nearest Airports

  • RDM RDM (20 miles)
  • Portland PDX (165 miles)

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Mountain Stats

  • 461" of annual snowfall
  • 3681 total skiable acres
  • Top elevation 9064 feet, base 5698 feet
  • 15% beginner, 25% intermediate, 35% advanced, 3% expert
  • Projected opening: 11/26/2014
  • Projected closing: 5/24/2015